Gerhard Casper Quad


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Gerhard Casper Quad, formerly known as Manzanita Park, consists of four upperclass residences and the Gerhard Casper Dining Commons. The four residences which make up the quad are Ng House (the Humanities Theme House) and Kimball, Castaño and Lantana Halls.  Together they house approximately 550 students in a mix of singles, two-room doubles, doubles, and some three-room quads. 

Gerhard Casper Quad was dedicated in honor of Gerhard Casper, Stanford President from 1992 - 2000, on May 31, 2016.

Ng House, named in honor of the Ng Family, houses the Humanities theme program and is designed to serve as a residential, cultural and intellectual hub for humanities programs and activities at Stanford. Ng House features a visiting scholar studio which allows the RF and community to host short-term visitors who contribute to the Humanities program.

Kimball Hall was named for former Stanford trustee William Kimball and his wife, Sara. When Kimball was in his junior year as an economics major, he found an unusual way to help pay his tuition- selling Coca Cola as the campus franchisee.  “Back then,” he recalled, “it was all on the honor system—anyone who wanted a Coke just signed their name on a sheet of paper and left the money.”

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

General Information

Residence Name

Gerhard Casper Quad (formerly Manzanita Park)



Navigation Address

661 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Gerhard Casper Quad Housing Front Desk
Dining Service

Serving the Ng House, Kimball, Lantana and Castaño residences, the Gerhard Casper Dining Commons offers fantastic grilled items, frozen yogurt, signature salads, and daily pizza offerings. With its large, vaulted-ceiling dining rooms and circular tables, it's one of the most conversationally conducive dining facilities on campus. 

Class Configuration


Co-ed Type

Co-ed by corridor (students of different genders live on the same floor).

Gerhard Casper Quad offers gender-inclusive room assignments in Castaño and Ng (Humanities House) 2-room doubles,

Residence Type

Residence Hall

Custodial Service

University managed

Common Areas

Ng House has a lounge with kitchen area, a seminar room, study spaces, computer cluster, indoor & outdoor recreational spaces, multi-media lounge, and creative art/project space.

Kimball has a large lounge, two study rooms, computer cluster, balconies, outdoor gathering spaces. 

Ng House and Kimball are among the few undergraduate residences with elevators, which provide wheelchair access to upper floors as well as making move-in easier. 

Lantana and Castaño also have a shared lounge, study room, computer cluster, and other gathering spaces.

All of the houses in Gerhard Casper Commons enjoy nearby sports courts.

The Halls

Castano Hall Humanities Theme Residence
Castaño Hall Ng House (Humanities Theme)
Kimball Hall Lantana
Kimball Hall (Theme House) Lantana

House Facts

Ng House




Co-ed Type:

Co-ed by corridor
Ng House has gender-inclusive room assignments available in two-room doubles.
*Res Ed Program:

Academic theme house  - Humanities Focus.  See Residential Education's web page on Ng House.
Pre-assignments offered. See pre-assignment and regular assignment information below

Kimball Hall




Co-ed type:

Co-ed by corridor

*Res Ed Program:

Academic theme house - Arts and Performing Arts. See Residential Education's web page on Kimball Hall.
Pre-assignments offered. See pre-assignment and regular assignment information below.

Castaño Hall




Co-ed type:

Co-ed by corridor
Castaño Hall has gender-inclusive room assignments available in two-room doubles.

*Res Ed Program:

Pre-assignment program - Community Leaders.  See Residential Education's web page on Castaño.
Pre-assignments offered.
Lantana Hall



Co-ed type:

Co-ed by corridor
*Res Ed Program: Pre-assignment program - Design Thinking. See Residential Education's web page on Lantana
Pre-assignments offered.

*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

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


Separate bathrooms and showers for men and women are located on each floor.

Sample Floor Plans

Floor Plan Floor Plan
Single - Top View Double - Top View
Floor Plan
2-room Double - Top View
Floor Plan
Triple - Top View