Lagunita Court


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, and two new houses were added in 2016, so that there are now seven 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.  Eucalipto, Adelfa, Granada and Norcliffe Hall make up West Lag. Residents enjoy lounges, 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 new residences opened at Lagunita Court for Autumn 2016.  Both are four-class, co-ed houses.  

  • 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



Navigation Address

326 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Lagunita Court Housing Front Desk

Dining Service

Serving residents of Lagunita Court and Roble Hall, 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

Four-class and three-class residence hall

Co-ed Type

Co-ed by corridor (men and women live on the same floor) or by floor (single-sex floors in a co-ed house)

Custodial Service

University managed

Common Areas

Each house in Lag has its own lounge, kitchenette, computer clusters, and other common areas, providing popular gathering spaces for residents.

The Houses

Adelfa Eucalipto
Adelfa (oleander) Eucalipto (eucalyptus)
Granada Meier Hall
Granada (pomegranate) Meier Hall
Naranja Ujamaa
Naranja (orange) Norcliffe Hall
Ujamaa (“extended family”)  

House Facts


Co-ed type:

Upperclass house
Co-ed house, single gender floors


Co-ed type:

Four-class house
Co-ed by corridor


Co-ed type:

Four-class house
Co-ed by corridor
Meier Hall Configuration:
Co-ed type:

Four-class house
Co-ed by corridor

Norcliffe Hall Configuration:
Co-ed type:

Four-class house
Co-ed by corridor


Co-ed type:

Three-class house
Co-ed house, single gender floors
Theme House

Co-ed type:




Four-class house
Co-ed house with co-ed and single-sex floors

Ujamaa Scholars Program Theme House- African Diaspora
The name Ujamaa is Swahili and means “extended family.” The Ujamaa Scholars Program is designed to continue a long history of intellectual discourse focused on the African Diaspora in Ujamaa House. Students living in Ujamaa participate in an educational experience that is enriched with cross-cultural activities. The house sponsors a major, campus-wide activity—Club Ujamaa, a jazz and casino night in an African-American cultural setting. See pre-assignment and regular assignment information below.

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


Telephone and telephone line

Stackable dresser drawers  

Cable TV capability



Sink with mirror   

Waste basket and recycling bin



Sample Floor Plans

Single Room Floorplan Double Room Floorplan
Single room - Top View Double room - Top View  
Triple Room Floorplan
Triple room - Top View