Governor's Corner

Residence Halls

Sterling Quad

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Sterling Quadrangle (also known as Sterling Quad) consists of four connected residences - Adams, Potter, Robinson, and Schiff. Adams and Schiff operate as one house, called FroSoCo due to the fact that it is usually a mixed house of frosh and sophomores.

Planning for Governor’s Corner began in 1978 as an answer to a housing need for 800 new students. Sterling Quadrangle was the final structure completed in a phase from 1982-1983 after the opening of the Independent Houses, Suites and Dining societies and the Elliott Program Center.

Sterling Quadrangle is named after former President of Stanford University, Wallace Sterling, and his wife, Anne. Adams, one of the Freshman-Sophomore College residences, was named for Ephraim Douglass Adams, a history professor and the first chairman of the Hoover Library; Schiff, also a Freshman-Sophomore residence, is named for physics professor and first chair of the Faculty Senate, Leonard Isaac Schiff. Two more history professors, Davis Morris Potter and Edgar Eugene Robinson, join the group to name Potter House and Robinson House. Potter was also a nationally known as an expert on the Southern secession, and Robinson was the chair of the Committee on the Independent Study Plan, the precursor of departmental honors program.

Ricker Dining and Performance Center is named after Christine Ricker, Manager of University Food Service in the 1940s and 50s. She helped feed the campus through the rationing of World War II.

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

 

General Information

Residence Name Governor’s Corner – Sterling Quad Map
Neighborhood Westside
Navigation Address 236 Santa Teresa St., Stanford, CA 94305
Housing Front Desk Governor’s Corner at Elliott Program Center
589 Governor’s Avenue, Stanford, CA 94305
Custodial Service University managed
Dining Service The first university facility of its kind in the nation, Ricker Dining is Stanford's peanut-sensitive dining environment. In recognition of the growing number of students with peanut allergies, we have provided a safe, full-featured facility in which peanut-sensitive and non-peanut-sensitive diners alike can enjoy the best of what Stanford Dining has to offer. With its beautiful dining location on the west side of campus complete with a state-of-the art meeting room, lounge areas and trellised patio, Ricker Dining is a very popular location.
Co-ed Type Co-ed on each floor (students of different genders live on the same floor.)
Sterling Quad offers gender-inclusive room assignments in upperclass 2-room doubles.
Common Areas Each residence has its own outdoor recreational area, living room, study, kitchenette, computer room, laundry room and other common areas.
Bathroom Male and female bathrooms on each floor. Bath tub room on the 1st floor
Single room - Top View
 Single room - Top View
One room, Double Used as a Single for Autumn 2020- Top View
One room, Double - Top View

Sterling Quad Houses

Houses

Configuration

Coed type

*Res Ed Program​

Freshman-Sophomore College (FroSoCo*) - Adams and Schiff All-frosh (subject to change) Co-ed on each floor (students of different genders live on the same floor)
Offers gender-inclusive room assignments in upperclass 2-room doubles, if any
N/A
Potter House All-frosh (subject to change)
Co-ed on each floor
Offers gender-inclusive room assignments in upperclass 2-room doubles, if any
N/A
Robinson House All-frosh (subject to change)
Co-ed on each floor
Offers gender-inclusive room assignments in upperclass 2-room doubles, if any
N/A

 

Furnishings

Wall-to-wall carpeting Extra-long twin bed
Window coverings Desk and chair
High-speed internet access Bookcase
Telephone and telephone line Dresser
Cable TV capability Mirror 
  Waste basket and recycling bin

 

Independent Houses

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There are three residences in this part of Governor’s Corner – EAST House (also known as Treat), Murray House and Yost House. Each house is small and autonomous and home to approximately 40 students.  

Students who live in a small-group house feel a strong sense of self-reliance, and residents share responsibilities for planning house activities, both social and educational. Resident Assistants in each house guide students to see that the house runs smoothly, that problems get solved and that house activities reflect the social and educational interests and needs of residents. 

These three houses were renovated during the summer of 2011.

The independent houses in Governor’s Corner opened for student residents in 1982. Named for Payson Jackson Treat, first Ph.D in history (East Asian studies), Augustus Taber Murray, classicist (Greek), Quaker, athlete and spiritual leader, and Mary Yost, Dean of Women and Associate Professor of English. The independent houses establish awareness and experience in various cultures, languages, and global issues.

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

General Information

Residence Name Governor’s Corner – EAST (Treat), Murray, Yost – Map

Neighborhood

Westside
Navigation Address

EAST (Treat) House: 554 Governor’s Avenue
Murray House: 566 Governor’s Avenue
Yost House: 574 Governor’s Avenue

Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Governor’s Corner at Elliott Program Center
589 Governor’s Avenue, Stanford, CA 94305

Residence Type

Small Group Houses

Custodial Service

University managed
Dining Service

Students living in the GovCo independent house will have a Stanford Dining meal plan and will be assigned to a specific nearby dining hall.

Co-ed Type

Co-ed on each floor
There are gender-inclusive room assignments available in upperclass two-room doubles.
Common Areas

EAST (Treat) House has a lobby and lounge, computer cluster, seminar room, kitchen (during the academic year only), servery, dining room, laundry room, two balconies and a deck, and outside barbecue grill.

Murray has a lobby, lounge, kitchen, servery, dining room, computer cluster, laundry room and a deck and outside barbecue grill.

Yost House has a lobby, lounge, study room, computer cluster, kitchen (during the academic year only), servery, dining room, laundry room, balcony, a deck and outside barbecue grill.

Bathroom​
  • Male and female bathroom on each floor
  • Bath tub room on the 1st floor

Governor's Corner Independent Houses

Houses

Configuration

Coed type

Res Ed Program

EAST (Treat) House Upperclass (subject to change)
Co-ed on each floor
Gender-inclusive room assignments available in two-room doubles.
N/A
Murray House Upperclass (subject to change)
Co-ed on each floor
Gender-inclusive room assignments available in two-room doubles.
N/A
Yost House Upperclass (subject to change) Co-ed on each floor
Gender-inclusive room assignments available in two-room doubles.
See Residential Education's web page on Yost

 

Furnishings

Wall-to-wall carpeting

Extra-long twin bed

Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access

Bookcase

Telephone and telephone line

Dresser

Cable TV capability

Mirror
 

Waste basket and recycling bin