Governor’s Corner (GovCo) consists of three different types of housing - residence halls, suites, and independent houses. Each group of houses, as well as the Elliott Program Center, opened for students in the early eighties. In the residence halls and independent houses during the academic year (excluding summer), there are two special residential programs in which students can participate in academic, language, and cultural activities and events: Freshman-Sophomore College and the Education and Society Academic Theme House (EAST).
As a wonderful part of the Governor’s Corner lifestyle during the academic year, the Elliott Program Center, on the edge of Lake Lagunita, is a focal point for many gatherings and programs. With a large wooden-floored multi-purpose room and a mirrored wall, the center is used for music practice, performances and parties. An instructional kitchen facility, administrative office, and meeting/seminar rooms, all provide abundant accommodations for further learning and events at Stanford.