Residences for Couples without Children

On-campus Housing

Most couples without children are assigned to one-bedroom apartments in Escondido Village. Studios are available in Kennedy Graduate Residences and in Escondido Village. There are also a small number of studio and one-bedroom apartments available in the Munger Graduate Residence and the GSB Residences. Two-student couples who are both enrolled, matriculated Stanford students are also eligible for a very limited number of one-bedroom plus den apartments in Escondido Village. All apartments are furnished.

Graduate and undergraduate students who are married or in a domestic partnership with a partner who will co-occupy an apartment with them at least 50% of each week are eligible to live in graduate couples housing. At Stanford, a domestic partnership is defined as an established, long-term romantic partnership between two people with an exclusive mutual commitment in which the partners share the necessities of life and ongoing responsibility for their mutual welfare.  Undergraduates may not apply for couples housing for summer if they are currently in single student housing and are applying for single student housing for the following year.

In situations where both spouses/partners are Stanford students, only one student must be enrolled to maintain eligibility for housing. However, in two-bedroom and one-bedroom plus den apartments, both students must be enrolled for the contract period or approved to be in housing while on leave (students can gain approval by using Axess and filing a petition with Housing Assignments).

On-campus Housing Options for 2017-18

Residence

Occupancy

Rate

Contract

Number of Spaces

Escondido Village (Standard StudiosLowrisesMidrisesKennedy)

   

Standard Studio, 1 bath

All couples $1,482 Full-year 98

Kennedy Premium Studio, 1 bath

All couples

$1,807

Full-year

54

1 bedroom, 1 bath - low rise

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

35

1 bedroom, 1 bath - mid rise

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

272

1 bedroom with den, 1 bath - low rise

Two-student couples

$2,182

Full-year

5

Munger Graduate Residence

   

Premium Studio, 1 bath

All couples

$2,010

Full-year and Academic-year

60

1 bedroom, 1 bath

All couples

$2,627

Full-year and Academic-year

18

Stanford On-campus Housing Amenities

For photos, sample floor plans, and details about each region, please visit the “Housing Options” pages within the Student Housing website.

Apartment features

Community features

Many units recently built or renovated

Convenient to classrooms, libraries, and labs

Beautiful views of courtyards, campus, foothills, and San Francisco Bay visible from many units

Additional security with visitor access system
in buildings with interior corridors

All units are furnished 

Computer clusters

Covered utilities include water, heat, electricity, garbage, and sewer

On-campus childcare, elementary school, after-school programs, and children’s play areas

Wall-to-wall carpeting

Social, educational, and cultural activities

Window coverings in all rooms

‘Just Like Home’ coinless/cardless
laundry program included in rate

All-electric kitchen appliances

Outdoor recreation areas and athletic facilities including pools, gyms, fields, and courts for tennis, basketball and volleyball

Tile, laminate, or solid surface countertops

Nearby parking (permit required and available for purchase through Parking and Transportation)

High-speed Internet and phone service (included in University communications fee)

Free Stanford shuttle service to campus and
off-campus locations, including local shopping areas and restaurants

Cable TV with Stanford programming
and educational channels; optional subscription services

Easy access to Caltrain station with service
to San Francisco and San Jose

Additional amenities available in
select buildings

Lounges, music practice rooms, and other
common rooms

On-site professional and student
residence staffs

 

Off-campus Housing

Off-campus Subsidized Housing Options for 2017-18

Stanford will offer spaces at the following apartment complexes in Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto and Redwood City to help meet the demand for housing. These units are furnished and your subsidized housing charges include basic utilities. A quarterly Communications Fee is charged for internet connection.

Click here for a chart of general information about all the apartment complexes and click on the individual complexes below for more detailed descriptions and pictures.

Residence

Occupancy

Rate

Contract

Furnishings

825 Menlo Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples $1,917 Full-year Furnished

Arastradero West Apartments 

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Boardwalk & Park Place Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples $1,917 Full-year Furnished

Hawthorne Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Merrilee Terrace Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Middle Park Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples $1,917 Full-year Furnished

Montage Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Oak Creek Apartments

Studio

All couples

$1,837

Full-year

Furnished

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Sand Hill Place

1 bedroom

All couples $1,917 Full-year Furnished

Seven Oaks Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Sharon Green Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Sharon Grove Apartments

1 bedroom

All couples $1,917 Full-year Furnished

Southwood Apartments 

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Stanford Villa Apartments 

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Wellsbury Apartment Homes 

1 bedroom

All couples

$1,917

Full-year

Furnished

Off-Campus Housing

Rental housing is available near Stanford, but the University is located in a highly desirable suburban area in the heart of Silicon Valley. Consequently, off-campus rental rates are relatively high compared to many other regions of the United States and even other parts of the Bay Area.

If you decide to live off campus, plan to arrive at Stanford at least two weeks early to take advantage of a wider range of housing choices.

You can check local rental listings, accessible only to Stanford students and affiliates, at Student Housing’s Community Housing website. You will be directed from there to the rental listings, which are available through the Places4Students website. You will either need a Stanford email address to view the rental listings, or may contact Housing Assignments for a temporary password.