Roble Hall

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Overview

Roble (pronounced robe-lee) 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 four-class residence hall serves approximately 308 students, many of them freshmen.

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).

Roble Gingerbread HouseA 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.

General Information

Residence Name

Roble Hall
Map

Neighborhood

Westside

Navigation Address

374 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Lagunita Court Housing Front Desk
Dining Service

Serving residents of Roble Hall and Lagunita Court, Lakeside Dining features a wide variety of superb entree options. Its auxiliary operation, Latenite at Lakeside, is one of the few after-hours dining options on campus and offers oven-fresh pizza, grab n' go snacks, confections, and fresh salads and fruit until 2am, five nights a week.

Class Configuration

Four-class

Co-ed Type

Co-ed by corridor (men and women 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.

The Residence

Roble Lounge Roble Library
Lounge Library
Roble Gameroom Lakeside dining patio
Game Lounge Lakeside Dining Patio
Roble Architecture Roble Seminar Room
Architectural Detail Seminar Room

House Facts

Configuration

Four-Class house

Co-ed type

Co-ed by corridor
Resident Fellows

Jeffrey Ball and Becky Bull

Focus

Four-Class

Furnishings

General

Bedroom
Wall-to-wall carpeting

Extra-long twin beds*

Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access

Bookshelves

Cable TV capability

Three stackable drawers
Telephone and telephone line

Sink with mirror

 

Waste basket and recycling bin

 

Double rooms: built-in closet for each student

 

Quads: two closets, each shared by two students

*Note: Extra-long beds only in single and double rooms. Quads (housing four students) have regular-length beds.

Bathroom

Separate bathrooms for men and women are located on each floor.

Sample Floor Plans

Roble Single Floorplan Roble Double Room Floorplan
Single Room - Top View   Double Room - Top View
Roble Quad Room Floorplan
Quad Room - Top View