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Roble Hall


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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 215 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.


General Information

Residence NameRoble Hall - Map
Res Ed ProgramN/A
Area of CampusWestside
Navigation Address374 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
Housing Service CenterRedwood Housing Service Center
Dining ServiceA Stanford Dining neighborhood dining hall meal plan is required.
Class ConfigurationUpperclass
Co-ed TypeMixed-gender by corridor
Custodial ServiceUniversity managed
Common AreasRoble has a variety of common areas including a library, theatre, seminar room, game lounge, music room, study room, computer cluster, and 2 laundry rooms.
BathroomSeparate bathrooms for men and women are located on each floor.

Residence Video
Roble Hall
Single Room - Top View
Single Room - Top View
Double Room - Top View
Double Room - Top View
Three-room Double - Top View
Three-room Double - Top View


Wall-to-wall carpeting
Window coverings
High-speed internet access
Waste basket and recycling bin
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