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Crothers Hall (Crothers and Crothers Memorial)


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Renovated in 2009, Crothers Hall consists of two separate buildings: 

  • Crothers, a 120-person all-frosh residence (with 6 RAs)
  • Crothers Memorial, a 200-person upperclass residence (with 8 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.


General Information

Residence NameCrothers Hall - Map
Area of CampusEastside
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 Service CenterGinkgo Housing Service Center
Dining ServiceCrothers residents are required to have a neighborhood dining hall meal plan.
Class ConfigurationAll-frosh and Upperclass
Co-ed Type

Mixed-gender by corridor (students of different genders live on the same floor); 
Some single-gender frosh wings or corridors in Crothers

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 TypeResidence Hall
Custodial ServiceUniversity managed
Common AreasThe 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.


Double Room - Top View


Wall-to-wall carpeting
Window coverings
High-speed internet access
Waste basket and recycling bin
Extra-long twin bed
Desk and chair