The Suites are composed of four apartment-style houses that are home to 260 upperclass residents. Each house—Anderson, Marx, Griffin, 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. Groups of four or eight students will receive automatic priority to live in the four- or eight-person suites. Groups of three or six will get an automatic priority for six-person suites.
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, and decided location for Hopkins Seaside lab; and Charles David Marx, first faculty in Civil Engineering, and also a Stanford University Vice President.
Autumn 2020 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.
|Residence Name||Governor’s Corner – Suites - Map|
|Priority for Groups||Groups of four or eight students will receive automatic priority to live in the four- or eight-person suites. Groups of three or six will receive an automatic priority for six-person suites.|
|Navigation Address||251 Governor’s Ave. South, Stanford, CA 94305
(each residence; Guest Suites at Elliott,
577 Governor’s Ave.)
|Housing Front Desk||Governor’s Corner at Elliott Program Center
589 Governor’s Avenue, Stanford, CA 94305
|Dining Service||For Autumn 2020 a Stanford Dining meal plan will be required. Students assigned to the Suites will also be assigned to a specific dining hall for meals.|
|Common Areas||There is a laundry room and kitchenette on the 1st floor of Marx, Griffin, Jenkins and Anderson.|
|Bathroom||4- and 6-person suites have one private bathroom; 8-person suites have two private bathrooms, each with a sink, toilet and shower.|