Roble (pronounced robe-leh) Hall, built in 1918, is one of Stanford’s most historic residences. The elegant, Beaux-Arts building carries the Spanish name for the valley oak trees that dot the Stanford campus. This classic residence hall serves approximately 213 students.
When Roble Hall was completely renovated in 2005-2006, Stanford conserved its original and unique interior and exterior architectural features while updating the infrastructure and living spaces to 21st century standards. Dining is in the adjacent Lakeside dining commons which also serves Lagunita Court. The building is three stories high and has four wings: A, B, C & M (middle).
A Beaux Arts Beauty
When it opened in 1918, Roble Hall was hailed as “one of the most modern and best equipped dormitories in the United States.” An architecturally unique structure, the exterior walls are built of hollow clay tiles, with intricately carved columns framing the entrance. Roble was built to house women, and its original lounge had chairs with blue and pink bows. It has now been co-ed for several decades.
During Roble Hall’s $17 million renovation during the summers of 2005 and 2006, workers discovered an historic photo of a young man in the wall between a kitchenette and student room 153. An inscription read “Janet, Night and Day, Justin,” perhaps a reference to Cole Porter’s famous 1932 song, “Night and Day.” Four original Corinthian column capitals which had been abandoned in the basement of B wing were also found.
For information on the accessibility of residences for both living and visiting, please reference our Undergraduate Residences Accessibility Summary chart.
|Residence Name||Roble Hall - Map|
|Res Ed Program||N/A|
|Navigation Address||374 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305|
|Housing Front Desk||Lagunita Court Housing Front Desk|
|Dining Service||Residents of Roble will be assigned to a specific nearby dining hall.|
|Class Configuration||All-frosh (subject to change)|
|Co-ed Type||Co-ed by corridor (students of different genders live on the same floor)|
|Custodial Service||University managed|
|Common Areas||Roble has a variety of common areas including a library, theatre, seminar room, game lounge, music room, study room, computer cluster, and 2 laundry rooms.|
|Bathroom||Separate bathrooms for men and women are located on each floor.|
Pictures and Floor Plans
|High-speed internet access|
|Telephone and telephone line|
|Cable TV capability|
|Extra-long twin bed *Note: Extra-long beds only in single and double rooms. Quads (housing four students) have regular-length beds.|
|Desk and chair|
|Sink with mirror in most rooms|
|Waste basket and recycling bin|