Lyman Aerial Shot

Lyman Graduate Residences


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In 1997, the award-winning Richard W. Lyman Graduate Residences opened its 112 two-bedroom apartments to 224 single students. Located on the west side of campus, the complex is close to the Medical Center and the Science and Engineering Quad. Each apartment offers about 575 square feet of space. A circular commons, organized around a 60-foot-tall oak tree, includes a large lounge with kitchen, TV lounge, piano practice room, computer cluster, mail room and laundry room.

Lyman Graduate Residences, designed by Tanner Leddy Maytum Stacy architects, are named for Richard W. Lyman, Stanford’s seventh president (1970-1980).

The commons building is named for his wife, Jing Lyman, who is internationally and nationally known for her leadership in public programs ranging from fair housing to gender equity.

Lyman, an expert in contemporary British history, joined Stanford’s History Department in 1958 and became president in September 1970. During his tenure, Lyman coped with the activism that rocked campuses nationwide in the 1970s—he was outspoken and enjoyed the give-and-take of argument—as well as the economics of double-digit inflation, oil shortages, and a declining stock market.

Nonetheless, under Lyman’s leadership, the University raised $132 million for its endowment and additional funds for buildings, endowed chairs and student financial aid. Lyman’s tenure also saw an increase in the numbers and influence of women and members of ethnic minorities as faculty and students.


Wheelchair accessible for living


Wheelchair accessible for visitors


Braille signage


Additional information

Some apartments equipped with horn or strobe fire alarms, flashing doorbell




Bedroom Living/Dining Kitchen

Wall-to-wall carpeting

Extra-long twin bed Table with four chairs Four-burner stove with oven

Wall coverings

Desk and chair Sofa Refrigerator/freezer

High-speed internet connections from each bedroom and living room


Upholstered chair Sink with garbage disposal




Recycling bin

Coffee table ­

Note: Students who want to bring their own beds may store the university-supplied bed at their own expense. No storage is available for unneeded furniture. Students provide their own cookware, dishes, utensils, towels and other kitchen items.



Lyman Floor Plan
Lyman Floor Plan
Lyman Living Room
Lyman Living Room


General Information

Residence Name Richard W. Lyman Graduate Residences Map
Neighborhood Westside

Mailing Address

Building 1:
121 Campus Drive West, Building A, Stanford, CA 94305

Jing Lyman Commons:
121 Campus Drive West, Building B, Stanford, CA 94305

Building 3:
121 Campus Drive West, Building C, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Munger Graduate Residences Housing Front Desk

Custodial Service

Common areas are university-managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.

Dining Service

All apartments have kitchens. Students may also purchase a graduate meal plan from R&DE Stanford Dining.​