Crothers Hall

Crothers Hall


Renovated in 2009, Crothers Hall, consisting of Crothers, Crothers Memorial, and the Mark Taper Student Center, is a vibrant upperclass community located very conveniently to the center of campus.  380 students, housed in generously sized single and double rooms, enjoy spacious indoor and outdoor common spaces as well as the many resources available in the Mark Taper Student Center.

Crothers Hall and Crothers Memorial, formerly two separate residences, were named for sponsor Judge George Edward Crothers, “one of the University’s most illustrious and beloved sons.” One of the first students to enter Leland Stanford Junior University on its opening day, Crothers also was the first graduate in law (1896), the first Stanford alumnus to serve on the Stanford Board of Trustees, and the first to endow a law scholarship (1912).

After graduating from Stanford, Crothers ran a flourishing law practice with his brother, T. G. Crothers. After leading a campaign in 1900 to amend the California Constitution that would solidify the University’s judicial structure, Crothers became Jane Stanford’s advisor and lawyer. He was appointed to California’s Superior Court bench in 1913.

During the closing years of Mrs. Stanford’s life, Judge Crothers administered a trust of about $6,000,000 and conveyed it to the University upon her death - without, it is reported, “stirring a single word of public comment to excite litigation.”

For information on the accessibility of residences for both living and visiting, please reference our Undergraduate Residences Accessibility Summary chart.


The Residence

Crothers Hall   Music Room
Crothers Hall Music room
Student Room   Student Room
Student room Student room
Seminar Room   Main Lounge
Seminar room Main lounge

House Facts

Co-ed type:

Co-ed by corridor; singles and doubles

Residence Fellows:

Stephen Stedman and Corrine Thomas (academic year only)


Upperclass house
Emotional Support Animals: Some students with a medical accommodation through the Office of Accessible Education may be approved to have a support animal in Crothers (not in Cro Mem). Support animals will not be allowed in common areas with the exception of passing through on the most direct path to the outside of the building.

Important Assignment Information

Residential Education offers a pre-assignment system for Special Program Houses for academic year assignments. This process allows Resident Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and house program staff to pre-assign, before the annual housing Draw, a set number of residents who complete a pre-assignment application and meet specific requirements. See the Residential Education website for detailed pre-assignment information. 





Wall-to-wall carpeting in some rooms

Extra-long twin bed
Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access


Telephone and telephone line

Cable TV capability





Waste basket and recycling bin


Communal single-sex bathrooms with showers are located on each floor.


General Information

Residence Name Crothers Hall

Res Ed Program

Academic theme house - Global Citizenship. See Residential Education's web page on Crothers Hall.
Pre-assignments offered


Navigation Address

609 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Taper Student Center:
615 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Crothers Memorial:
621 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Crothers Hall Housing Front Desk
Dining Service

Arrillaga Family Dining Center.  Crothers residents must purchase a Stanford Dining meal plan. R&DE Stanford Dining plans give students all-you-care-to-eat access in any of the dining halls on campus. Meal plans are nutritious and of the highest quality, provide maximum flexibility of eating locations across campus, and are designed for every appetite.

Class Configuration Upperclass
Co-ed Type Co-ed by corridor (students of different genders live on the same floor); singles and doubles

Crothers offers gender-inclusive room assignments available in double rooms.

Crothers has both gender-neutral and traditional restrooms.  All stalls, showers and changing areas have privacy partitions.

All bathrooms and restrooms in Crothers Hall and Crothers Memorial are gender neutral, except for:

Crothers, 2nd floor - WOMEN at Stern/South end and MEN at Encina/North end of the building (bathrooms in the middle hallway of the floor are gender neutral) and

Crothers Memorial, 3rd floor - WOMEN at Stern/South end and MEN at Encina/North end of the building (bathrooms in the middle hallway of the floor are gender neutral)

Residence Type

Residence Hall

Resident Fellows

Stephen Stedman & Corinne Thomas (academic year only)

Custodial Service

University managed
Common Areas The two buildings are situated around a large grass lawn and barbeque with landscaping, a bocce ball court and seating areas for social interaction or study. Each hall features a lounge, laundry room, and computer cluster.  Other common rooms are the music room, TV room, and game room for the entire Crothers complex to share.

Emotional Support Animals

Starting in 2018-19, students with documented medical needs approved to have ESAs will be assigned to one of the two buildings (Crothers).


Sample Floor Plans

Single room - Top View
Double room - Top View