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Governor's Corner

 

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. 

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. 

 

Sterling Quad          Independent Houses          Suites

 

Sterling Quad

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Sterling Quadrangle (also known as Sterling Quad) consists of four connected residences - Adams, Potter, Robinson, and Schiff. 

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 was named for Ephraim Douglass Adams, a history professor and the first chairman of the Hoover Library; Schiff 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. Potter is home to the Explore Energy House. Learn more about the program here.

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 NameGovernor’s Corner – Sterling Quad Map 
Area of CampusWestside 
NeighborhoodMagnolia 
Navigation Address236 Santa Teresa St., Stanford, CA 94305 
Housing Service CenterMagnolia Housing Service Center 
Custodial ServiceUniversity managed 
Dining ServiceThe first university facility of its kind in the nation, Ricker Dining is one of Stanford's two peanut-sensitive dining environments. 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. A Stanford Dining neighborhood dining hall meal plan is required. 
Co-ed TypeMixed-gender on each floor (students of different genders live on the same floor.)
Common AreasEach residence has its own outdoor recreational area, living room, study, kitchenette, computer room, laundry room and other common areas.
BathroomMale and female bathrooms on each floor. Bath tub room on the 1st floor
Residence Video
Governor's Corner - Adams
Single room - Top View
 Single room - Top View
One room, Double - Top View
One room, Double - Top View

Sterling Quad Houses

Houses

Configuration

Co-ed type

*Res Ed Program​

AdamsUpperclassMixed-gender on each floor (students of different genders live on the same floor)Learn More
PotterFour classMixed-gender on each floor (students of different genders live on the same floor)Explore Energy House 
Learn More
RobinsonAll-froshMixed-gender on each floor (students of different genders live on the same floor)Learn More
SchiffAll-froshMixed-gender on each floor (students of different genders live on the same floor)Learn More

 

Furnishings

Wall-to-wall carpetingExtra-long twin bed
Window coveringsDesk and chair
High-speed internet accessBookcase
Waste basket and recycling binDresser
 Wardrobe (one per student)
 Mirror

 

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 NameGovernor’s Corner – EAST (Treat), Murray, Yost – Map 
Area of CampusWestside 
NeighborhoodMagnolia 
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 Service CenterMagnolia Housing Service Center 
Residence TypeSmall Group Houses 
Custodial ServiceUniversity managed 
Dining ServiceStudents living in the GovCo independent house are required to have a Stanford Dining meal plan specific to these three houses. 
Co-ed TypeMixed-gender on each floor
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 bathrooms on each floor. Bath tub room on the 1st floor.
Single room - Top View
Single room
Double room - Top View
Double room
2-Room Double room - Top View
2-Room Double room
Triple room - Top View
Triple room

Governor's Corner Independent Houses

Houses

Configuration

Co-ed type

EAST (Treat) House Upperclass
Mixed-gender on each floor
Murray House Upperclass
Mixed-gender on each floor
Yost House Upperclass  Mixed-gender on each floor

 

Furnishings

Wall-to-wall carpetingExtra-long twin bed
Window coveringsDesk and chair
High-speed internet accessBookcase
Waste basket and recycling binDresser
 Wardrobe (one per student)
 Mirror

Suites

Governor's Corner Suites

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The Suites are composed of four apartment-style houses that are home to 260 upperclass residents. Each house—AndersonMarxGriffin, and Jenkins—offers living space in four- six- and eight-bedroom suites with a bathroom and living room. On the first floor of each building, there is a laundry room and kitchenette.

Suites in Governor’s Corner opened for students in the winter of 1982. This was an answer to a housing need for 800 new students. A committee made up of students, staff, and faculty wrote the program for this complex, describing what would go into the new spaces. In phases from 1982-1983, Stanford opened several structures—Independent Houses, Suites and Dining societies, the Elliott Program Center, and Sterling Quadrangle.

Within Suites, four residences are named after former Stanford academic leaders and faculty members: Melville Best Anderson, first head of English department; James Owen Griffin, invited by President Jordan to form the first faculty; Oliver Peebles Jenkins, first professor of Physiology, Zoology, decided the location for the Hopkins Seaside Laboratory; and Charles David Marx, first faculty in Civil Engineering, and also a Stanford University Vice President.

Dining
Residents of the Suites will be required to have a Stanford Dining meal plan. Students will be assigned a specific dining hall.

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

Suites

General Information

Residence NameGovernor’s Corner – Suites - Map 
Area of CampusWestside 
NeighborhoodMagnolia 
Navigation Address251 Governor’s Ave. South, Stanford, CA 94305 
(each residence; Guest Suites at Elliott, 
577 Governor’s Ave.)
 
Housing Service CenterMagnolia Housing Service Center 
Dining ServiceA Stanford Dining Row & Suites Stanford Dining meal plan is required. 
Common AreasThere is a laundry room and kitchenette on the first floor of Marx, Griffin, Jenkins and Anderson.
Bathroom4- and 6-person suites have one private bathroom; 8-person suites have two private bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet and shower.
8-person suite- 1st floor view
8-person suite- 1st floor view
8-person suite- 2nd floor view
8-person suite- 2nd floor view
6-person suite- Top view
6-person suite- Top view
4-person suite- Top view
4-person suite- Top view

Governor's Corner Suites

Suites

Configuration

Co-ed type

*Res Ed Program​

Anderson Upperclass Mixed-gender on each floor and in some suites Learn More
Griffin Upperclass Mixed-gender on each floor and in some suites Learn More
Jenkins Upperclass Mixed-gender on each floor and in some suites Learn More
Marx Upperclass Mixed-gender on each floor and in some suites Learn More

 

Furnishings

Wall-to-wall carpetingExtra-long twin bed
Window coveringsDesk and chair
High-speed internet accessBookcase
Waste basket and recycling binDresser
 Wardrobe (one per student) 
 Mirror
 Living Room Seating (type dependent on suite occupancy)