This residence is a part of Neighborhood N
Renovated in 2009, Crothers Hall consists of two separate buildings:
- Crothers, a 120-person all-frosh residence (with 8 RAs)
- Crothers Memorial, a 200-person upperclass residence (with 11 RAs)
Crothers Hall is located very conveniently in the center of campus, close to Green Library, Coupa Café, the Main Quad, White Plaza, Tresidder Memorial Union and many other buildings and outdoor spaces. Crothers Hall has many common spaces, including a grass lawn between its two buildings, multiple lounges, music rooms, computer clusters and TV/Game Rooms.
Crothers Hall, was 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.
|Residence Name||Crothers Hall - Map|
|Area of Campus||Eastside|
Taper Student Center:
|Housing Service Center||Crothers Hall Housing Service Center|
|Class Configuration||All-frosh and Upperclass|
|Co-ed Type||Mixed-gender by corridor (students of different genders live on the same floor);
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|
|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.|