Escondido Village High-Rise Apartments

Escondido Village High-Rises Exterior Building

Escondido Village High-Rises


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Two 12-story high-rise buildings, Blackwelder and Quillen, feature 110 junior two-bedroom, one-bath apartments, each shared by two single students.

Blackwelder will close for major renovation from autumn 2022 through summer 2023. Blackwelder residents will have priority to relocate to other housing options.

Quillen will close for renovation from autumn 2023 through summer 2024. Quillen residents will relocate to the renovated Blackwelder apartments.

There are full-year and academic-year contracts available in the Escondido Village high-rise apartments, due to these renovation plans.


Rates 2022-23

Room Type

Monthly Rate (per student)


Contract Length

Number of Spaces Average Square Footage







Junior 2 bedroom, 1 bath



full-year & academic-year

220 460

Residence Video
Escondido Village High-Rises

Apartment Layouts

Junior 2-Bedroom, Kitchen
Junior 2-Bedroom Floor Plan

Junior Two Bedroom

220 spaces
460 Sq. ft.

Residence Common Areas

Lounges and Meeting Rooms
Building lounges have TVs and DVD players for meetings and social events.

Laundry Rooms
A laundry room in the basement of each high-rise building is equipped with environmentally-friendly washers and dryers. Rent includes Student Housing’s "Just Like Home" laundry program, which gives residents unlimited use; no coins or cards required.­

Computer Clusters
Escondido Village has a computer cluster in Blackwelder, and one in Hulme. Computer clusters are equipped with desktop computers, laser printers and various software applications.​

Piano Practice Rooms
Each high-rise lounge features a baby grand piano available for students to use.  Please contact the Escondido Village Graduate Residences Housing Service Center for more information.

Volleyball Courts
Escondido Village has a paved volleyball court in the Village Center. Courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Barbecue Area
A barbecue grill and picnic tables are located just outside each building. Residents also may use the barbecue area in the grove located between Blackwelder and Building 4. Picnic areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.​

General Information

Residence Name

Blackwelder, Quillen Map


Escondido Village

Mailing Address

781 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

737 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Service Center

Kennedy Housing Service Center

Custodial Service

Common areas are university-managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.

Dining Service

All apartments have kitchens. Students may also purchase a graduate meal plan from R&DE Stanford Dining.​





Eat-In Kitchen

Cable TV capability

One extra-long twin bed per bedroom

Bistro table

High-speed internet connection

Desk and chair

Four-burner stove with oven

Telephone and telephone line


Sink with garbage disposal

Wall-to-wall carpeting



Window coverings


Two dining chairs




One bookcase per bedroom




Wheelchair accessible for living Yes
Wheelchair accessible for visiting Yes
Braille signage In certain areas

About the Buildings

Construction on the apartments began in 1971 and the units were remodeled in 2009-11.​

Quillen honors Issac Quillen, dean of Stanford’s School of Education (SUSE) from 1952 through 1966. Under his leadership, SUSE began its transition from a regional training program to world-class research institution.

Blackwelder was named for Eliot Blackwelder, whose long and distinguished career included his role as head of Stanford’s geology department from 1922 to 1945. Considered a “gentleman of the old school,” Blackwelder was known for his dignity, generosity and courteous nature.


Blackwelder is connected to the campus Central Energy Facility which supplies hot and chilled water for heating and cooling. The energy plant reduces greenhouse gas emissions for the campus by 68% per year, and water consumption by 33% compared to the previous steam plant. The plant reduces energy used to heat and cool residential buildings by 40%.