Mirrielees House

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This residence is a part of all Neighborhoods


Mirrielees is an apartment residence for upperclass undergraduate students.

Mirrielees was built in 1972, originally as part of the nearby Escondido Village graduate community. Each furnished apartment has a small living-dining area, a kitchen and bathroom. Mirrielees houses approximately 344 students. 

Mirrielees is an enjoyable community, offering independence and privacy. With an involved residence staff— there is plenty of support.

Edith Ronald Mirrielees (1879-1962) is the namesake for Mirrielees House. Edith earned her bachelor’s degree at Stanford in January 1907. As a student, she was editor of the literary magazine Sequoia, an associate editor of the Stanford Quad yearbook, and co-founder of the women’s honorary society, Cap and Gown. She joined the English Department in 1909 as an instructor in writing, rose through the ranks to full professor, and retired in 1944. In addition to teaching she was a prolific writer and in 1959 published Stanford: The Story of a University. Professor Mirrielees instructed, mentored, and became friends with John Steinbeck, and he wrote the introduction to the final edition of her classic book on writing.


General Information

Residence Name Mirrielees House - Map
Res Ed Program N/A
Area of Campus Eastside
Navigation Address 730 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305
Housing Service Center Escondido Village Graduate Residences Housing Service Center
Dining Service Private kitchen, self-prep – no meal plan required: Apartment residents have several options: Do their own cooking; purchase a Stanford Dining meal plan, or use Cardinal Dollars to purchase meals at R&DE’s retail eateries or residential dining halls. Go to Dining Options for complete dining information and specially-priced Apartment meals through Stanford Dining.
Co-ed Type Mixed-gender on each floor and in some apartments
Mirrielees consists of two- and three-bedroom apartments.  
Custodial Service Common areas are University managed. Apartments are not serviced while occupied.


Residence Video
Mirrielees House
Two-room Double Apartment - Top View
 Two-room Double Apartment - Top View
Two-room Triple Apartment - Top View
 Two-room Triple Apartment - Top View
Three-room Triple Apartment - Top View
 Three-room Triple Apartment - Top View


Frost-free refrigerator (no ice maker but comes with two ice cube trays)
Self-cleaning oven/stove combo (cleaning instructions)
Sink with garbage disposal
Trash can and recycle bin
Broom and dust pan  (located in closet system off entry)
Tons of cabinet space
Extra-long twin bed
Desk and chair
Filing cabinet (under desk)
Bookshelf (on top of desk)
Dresser (As a space saving effort, please note that only one bedroom is furnished with a dresser, located in bedroom A – the one directly off of the living room.  The bedroom next to the bathroom, bedroom B, does not have a dresser. The resident of this room gets sole usage of the closet system in the hallway located directly across from bedroom B)
Trash can and recycle bin
Window drapes (hypo allergenic/non allergen) and exterior window screen
Living Room
Drop-leaf table and two stools (three stools in triples)
Telephone (hard wired)
Toilet plunger and toilet brush
Shower curtain
Trash can



The vast majority of Mirrielees apartments come with vinyl flooring in the entry, kitchen and bathroom areas and carpeting in the living room and bedrooms areas.
Please note that there are a variety of apartments that come with hard surfaced flooring (no carpet) throughout in order to accommodate our allergen-sensitive residents.