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New This Year

On this page, you will read about policy changes as well as upcoming construction and renovation projects that affect the application process. 

Renovation in the EV High-Rise Apartments

Blackwelder will close for major renovation from the end of the summer 2022 through summer 2023. Quillen will close for renovation in autumn 2023 through summer of 2024. Students currently living in Blackwelder on a full-year contract will be able to renew their full-year junior two bedroom, one bath contracts for 2022-23 and will have priority to move to the junior two-bedroom, one bath options in Quillen when the renovations start in the autumn. Quillen residents will relocate to the renovated Blackwelder apartments by the end of the summer 2023.

We offered an academic-year choice for the high-rise apartments in the 2021 Lottery. Students who moved into the high-rises this year were assigned to a contract that ends in spring 2022. Students on the academic-year contract will not be able to renew their contract for the 2022-23 year and will need to apply through the Lottery for both summer 2022 and the following year. We will be able to extend the Blackwelder academic-year contracts through the end of summer 2022, now that project is delay to start in the autumn, but it is not likely students on the academic-year contract will be assigned to the Escondido Village junior two bedroom, one bath high-rise apartments in the 2022 Lottery.

Renovation in the EV Low-Rise Apartments

We started renovations in the Escondido Village low-rise apartments in autumn 2021. These apartments will be completely renovated, including all new bathrooms and kitchens, as well as upgrading the plumbing and electrical systems, replacing the heating radiators in the second-floor bedrooms, replacing insulation in the attic and walls, and evaluating if the roofs need replacement. The buildings will also be painted. We will take three buildings off-line at a time each quarter for these renovations.

These renovations will pause at the end of summer 2021 and start up again in the summer of 2022. The students in buildings 84, 85 and 86 will need to relocate by the beginning of summer 2022. They can still renew the same type of housing, but will need to relocate to a different Escondido Village low-rise apartment at the end of spring quarter.

The students in buildings 81, 82 and 83 will move into the renovated apartments in buildings in 84, 85 and 86 by the beginning of autumn 2022. Then students in buildings 78, 79 and 80 will move into the renovated apartments in buildings in 81, 82 and 83 by the beginning of winter 2023. The students in building 75, 76 and 77 will move into the renovated apartments in buildings 78, 79 and 80 by the beginning of  spring 2023.

Off-campus Subsidized Housing

Stanford has been leasing off-campus subsidized apartments in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City to meet the demand from graduate students. These subsidized off-campus apartments will be offered along with the on-campus options in the Lottery application. 

Students currently living in off-campus, subsidized housing will not be able to automatically renew their housing assignments. However, depending on overall housing demand and COVID-19 related requirements, we may be able to assign some off campus students back into their same apartments. Students who are interested in the chance to be assigned back into the same space should rank their current off-campus housing assignment as their first choice on their housing application.

We will not know how many off campus assignments we will make until demand is assessed after the Lottery closes. Therefore students ranking off-campus options should also be sure to rank on-campus housing options.  Given the uncertainties of the COVID-19 situation, students assigned to off-campus, subsidized housing should know that they may have to relocate to campus during the academic year due to emerging circumstances. Additionally, students in off-campus housing will not be able to renew for the 2023-24 academic year and cannot sublet their apartments.

Students who are applying for the same category of housing and have one year of medium housing priority remaining, will receive a special assignment priority and will therefore be considered early on in the assignment process.

Students with Children Occupancy Limit

Graduate or undergraduate students with children living with them at least 50 percent of each week are eligible for studios, one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom units depending on the number of occupancy-eligible members of the family (student, child(ren) and spouse or domestic partner). For students with children, Stanford uses an occupancy limit of two persons per studio, and two persons per bedroom + one for larger units. For example, depending on availability, 1) a family comprised of a student-parent and child is eligible to live in a studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom; 2) a family comprised of a couple and one child is eligible to live in a one-bedroom or two-bedroom; 3) a family comprised of a couple and three children is eligible to live in a two-bedroom, three-bedroom or four-bedroom. 

Many students with children apply for housing in two-, three- or four-bedroom units within Escondido Village and Escondido South. These low-density townhouse-style apartments are ideal for students with children as they have fenced-in patios that open onto gated play areas and are part of a vibrant community of students with children. There are additional apartment options available in one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den and studio apartments. While students are welcome to list these options, they should know that they are mixed in with single graduate students and couples without children and they do not have fenced-in patios or play structures.