Family inside building

Residences for Students with Children

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. 

Students with shared custody of their children qualify for this type of housing if the children physically occupy the apartment at least 50% of each week. If you are expecting a child, you may apply for Student with Children Housing for the quarter that corresponds to the second trimester of pregnancy.

The two-, three- or four-bedroom units within Escondido Village and Escondido South have fenced-in patios that open onto gated play areas. The Escondido Village one-bedroom, one-bedroom with den, and studio apartments do not have fenced-in patios.

Stanford does not provide housing for extended families—including students’ parents, siblings or live-in childcare staff. If your parents or other family members are moving to the Stanford area, you must make alternate housing arrangements for them. See Community Housing.

 

Housing Options for 2022-23

ESCONDIDO VILLAGE and ESCONDIDO SOUTH

Residence

Monthly Rate
(per apartment)

Contract Length

Number of Spaces Average Square Footage Occupancy

2 bedroom, 1 bath Low-Rise

$2552

full-year

181 740 couple with one to three children or student-parent with one to four children

3 bedroom, 1 bath Low-Rise

$3085

full-year

80 875 couple with two to five children or student-parent with two to six children

4 bedroom, 1 bath Low-Rise

$3426

full-year

2 1050 couple with three to seven children or student-parent with three to eight children

1 bedroom, 1 bath Low-Rise

$2350

full-year

varies 450 couple with one child or student-parent with one to two children

1 bedroom with den, 1 bath Low-Rise

$2676

full-year

varies 700 couple with one child or student-parent with one to two children

 

ESCONDIDO VILLAGE KENNEDY GRADUATE RESIDENCES

Residence

Monthly Rate (per apartment)

Contract Length

Number of Spaces Average Square Footage Occupancy

Escondido Village Kennedy
Studio, 1 bath

$2219

full-year

varies 439 student-parent with one child

 

OFF-CAMPUS SUBSIDIZED HOUSING

Residence

Monthly Rate (per apartment)

Contract Length

Number of Spaces Average Square Footage Occupancy

Oak Creek
2 bedroom, 1 or 2 bath

$2552

full-year

56 940 couple with one to three children or student-parent with one to four children

Oak Creek
1 bedroom, 1 bath

$2355

full-year

varies 670 couple with one child or student-parent with one to two children

Oak Creek
Studio, 1 bath

$2258

full-year

varies 500 student-parent with one child

 

Housing Options for 2021-22

Residence

Occupancy

Rate

Contract

Number of Spaces

Escondido Village Lowrise Apartments

2 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 1-2 children

$2,490

Full-year

178

3 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 2-3 children

$3,009

Full-year

61

4 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 3-4 children

$3,342

Full-year

2

Oak Creek Off-campus, Subsidized Housing

2 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 1-2 children

$2,490

Full-year

N/A

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

 

Stanford Housing Amenities

 

Apartment features

Community features

Many units recently renovated

Convenient to classrooms, libraries and labs

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

"Just Like Home" coinless/cardless laundry program included in rate

Furnishings provided at no additional charge

Computer clusters

On-site professional and student residence staff

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

Lounges, music practice rooms and other common rooms

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 technology 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

Utilities included in rent: water, heat, electricity, garbage and sewer

Additional amenities available in select buildings

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 web site. You will either need a Stanford email address to view the rental listings or you may contact Housing Assignments for a temporary password.