Residences for Students with Children

Student with Children Housing

Student with Children Housing is available in furnished townhouse-style apartments with two or three bedrooms (eligibility based on family size).

Graduate or undergraduate students who have one to three legally-dependent children living with them at least 50 percent of each week are eligible to live in Student with Children Housing. Students with children may or may not be married or in a domestic partnership. 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.

Stanford does not have adequate housing for large families with four or more children. Three-bedroom apartments can only accommodate three twin beds, so in general students with more than three children are not eligible for on-campus housing. If you have four children and one of them is an infant or you do not need more than three twin beds, then you may petition to live on campus by submitting a request at

Stanford does not provide housing for extended families—including students’ parents, siblings, or live-in child care 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 2017-18





Number of Spaces

Escondido Village Lowrise Apartments

2 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 1-2 children




3 bedroom, 1 bath

Family with 2-3 children




Off-campus Subsidized Apartments (when available)

2 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Family with 1-2 children




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 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

Covered utilities include 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.