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Lagunita Court

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Lagunita - Spanish for “little lake” - is named for the neighboring lake (now dry) and is one of Stanford’s most historic residences. This beautiful, Mediterranean-style complex, built in the 1930’s, originally consisted of six small houses, arranged around a picturesque central courtyard and dining commons. Lagunita Court is the first Stanford residence that combined founding landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision of student residences as individual cottages within the concept of a large-scale residence hall. Two of the original houses are now merged to house the Ujamaa community, two of the original houses have just been merged to officially form West Lagunita (Eucalipto and Granada) and two new houses were added in 2016, so that there are now six communities within Lagunita Court.

Lag (pronounced “log”) is divided into two sides: East Lag and West Lag. East Lag is home to Naranja, Ujamaa and Meier Hall.  Adelfa, Norcliffe and West Lagunita (the residence, not the region, which was previously divided into Eucalipto and Granada) make up West Lag. Residents enjoy common areas, courtyards, an outdoor trail that  encircles nearby Lake Lagunita and a grassy field (Roble Field) across the street. Lagunita Court is conveniently located across Santa Teresa St. from Roble Gym and the Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center (AOERC).

The original house names are Spanish for different trees: Eucalipto (eucalyptus), Granada (pomegranate) and Naranja (orange); Adelfa is Spanish for oleander. Ujamaa is a Swahili name for “extended family” or “familyhood”, and consists of two houses originally called Olivo (olive) and Magnolia (magnolia). Ujamaa is home to our African-American theme program. Throughout the larger residence, each individual house develops their own distinct community.

Two residences opened at Lagunita Court in Autumn 2016.  

  • Meier Hall is named in honor of Stanford alumni Linda Meier '61 and Tony Meier '57. Linda is a longstanding community and civic leader, and Tony is a professional real estate developer and principal of The Meier Group. The Meiers have been volunteers at Stanford for decades, having served the university through several major fundraising campaigns as well as in the areas of undergraduate education, the Cantor Arts Center, Stanford Health Care, the Department of Athletics, and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.
  • Norcliffe Hall is named in honor of The Norcliffe Foundation, a private nonprofit family foundation established in 1952 by a Stanford alumnus.

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


General Information

Residence Name Lagunita Court. Map
Neighborhood Westside
Navigation Address 326 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Housing Front Desk Lagunita Court Housing Front Desk
Dining Service Lakeside Dining features a wide variety of superb entree options. Its auxiliary operation, Latenite at Lakeside, is one of the few after-hours dining options on campus and offers oven-fresh pizza, grab n' go snacks, confections, fresh salads and fruit until 2am, five nights a week.
Class Configuration All-frosh, upperclass and/or 4-class residence halls
Co-ed Type Co-ed by corridor (students of different genders live on the same floor) or by floor (Ujamaa  has single-sex floors in one wing of this co-ed house)
Custodial Service University managed
Emotional Support Animals Students with documented medical needs approved to have Emotional Support Animals may be assigned to Eucalipto or Granada (West Lagunita).
Single Room - Top View
Single Room - Top View
Double Room (Used as a Single Room for Autumn 2020)- Top View
Double Room - Top View
Triple Room (Used as a Single Room for Autumn 2020) - Top View

Lagunita Houses



Coed type


Res Ed Program

Adelfa Upperclass Co-ed by corridor N/A N/A
Meier Hall All-frosh or 4-class Co-ed by corridor N/A N/A
Norcliffe Hall All-frosh or 4-class Co-ed by corridor  N/A N/A
Naranja Upperclass  Co-ed by corridor N/A N/A
Ujamaa Theme House Four-class Co-ed house with mixed-gender and single-sex floors N/A Ethnic theme house - Black Culture Focus.  See Residential Education's web page on Ujamaa.
Pre-assignments offered.
West Lagunita (formerly Euaclipto and Granada) All-frosh or 4-class Co-ed by corridor N/A N/A


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 Bookcase
Telephone and telephone line Stackable dresser drawers
Cable TV capability Sink with Mirror (in most rooms, except in Meier and Norcliffe)
Closet Waste basket and recycling bin