Self-Operated Houses

Row Main

Self-operated houses, or self-ops, are undergraduate houses in which student residents (and non-resident eating associates), manage the operation of the house's meal service and hire a house cook. The members jointly establish a board plan and coordinate house jobs and the budgeting of finances. Like co-ops, self-ops offer residents the opportunity to develop skills in management and self-sufficiency. Unlike co-ops, where students cook for themselves and clean the house, house cooks prepare all required meals in self-ops and University custodial service is provided. The kitchen is generally open to students outside mealtimes and students may be required to hash.

Self-ops establish a kitchen schedule which requires that each resident volunteer for a daily, weekly, or quarterly shift. In some houses, the residents choose to use house funds to pay residents for house jobs. Each student contributes toward the order of the house, whether he pays a fellow resident for the work or does the work himself. The structure of the self-op also forces residents to interact more frequently and cooperatively with one another; jobs are rarely done individually.

Each self-op is unique, and the level and variety of social and educational activities varies according to student preference.

For staffing levels in Row houses review the Residential Education web pages.

Topics on this page:

General Information

Residence Name

Self-ops – Small Group Houses
Map

Neighborhood

Central

Navigation Address

Various - see House Facts tab

Mailing Address

Students living in Row Houses (Upper Row, Lower Row, Clusters 1, 2, or 3/Cowell) are strongly encouraged to follow the directions for the mail and package process provided on the Mail Delivery and Shipping page, as the PO Box address is each student’s official Stanford address and should be maintained during their entire undergraduate career.­ However, Row residents are also able to have mail packages delivered directly to their Row house by addressing mail and packages to the house's street address.­ Please be reminded that Student Housing/the University accepts no responsibility for packages sent to/delivered at individual residences.

Housing Front Desk

Florence Moore Housing Front Desk 680 Lomita, Jerry, Narnia

Lasuen Housing Front Desk

550 Lasuen, BOB (Robert Moore South), Durand, Grove, Haus Mitteleuropa, La Casa Italiana, La Maison Française, Mars, Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Phi Sig, Pluto (formerly 717 Dolores), Roth, Slavianskii Dom, Storey, and Xanadu

Stern Housing Front Desk

ZAP

Dining Service

Student residents and non-resident eating associates manage the operation of the house's meal service and hire a house cook. For students interested in becoming eating associates, please see the house kitchen manager.

Class Configuration

Upperclass

Co-ed Type

Co-ed on each floor. Roth, all-female

Custodial Service

University managed

Furnishings

Each house is unique, but general furnishings in a typical student room include a bed, desk, chair, dresser or drawers, bookcase or bookshelves, closet or wardrobe, wastebasket and recycle bin. Bathrooms are communal; single-gender or co-ed.

Common Areas

Each house has a kitchen, dining room, lounge, computer cluster, and study area.

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House Facts

All Self-operated Houses

 

Configuration

Upperclass house

Co-ed type

Co-ed on each floor.
Exception: Roth House is all-female.
BOB, Jerry, Narnia, Xanadu and ZAP offer gender-inclusive room assignments available in two-room doubles.

Resident Staff

Student staff for Non-Theme Houses; Resident Fellows/Faculty Affiliates for Theme Houses.

 

Non-theme houses

House

Address

Year Built

Link to Res Ed Page

550 Lasuen

550 Lasuen 1963 Residential Education's web page on 550 Lasuen

680 Lomita

680 Lomita

1963

Residential Education's web page on 680 Lomita

BOB  (Robert Moore South)

566 Mayfield Ave

1976

Residential Education's web page on BOB

Durand

634 Mayfield Ave

1911

Residential Education's web page on Durand

Grove

584 Mayfield Ave

1907

Residential Education's web page on Grove

Jerry

658 Lomita Ct

1965

Residential Education's web page on Jerry

Mars

553 Mayfield Ave

1896

Residential Education's web page on Mars

Narnia

1135 Campus Dr

1963

Residential Education's web page on Narnia

Phi Sig

1018 Campus Dr

1896

Residential Education's web page on Phi Sig

Pluto

717 Dolores 1915 Residential Education's web page on Pluto

Roth

713 Santa Ynez

1909

Residential Education's web page on Roth

Xanadu

558 Mayfield Ave

1976

Residential Education's web page on Xanadu

ZAP

710 Bowdoin St

1967

Residential Education's web page on ZAP

Theme houses

House

Address

Year Built

Residential Education Program*

Haus Mitteleuropa

620 Mayfield Ave

1910

Language and culture theme house - German Language & Culture

Pre-assignments offered

See Residential Education's web page on Haus Mitt

La Casa Italiana
(Robert Moore North)

562 Mayfield Ave

1976

Language and culture theme house - Italian Language & Culture

Pre-assignments offered

See Residential Education's web page on La Casa Italiana

La Maison Française

610 Mayfield Ave

1909

Language and culture theme house - French Language & Culture

Pre-assignments offered

See Residential Education's web page on La Maison Française

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk

543 Lasuen Mall

1896

Ethnic theme house - Native American Focus

Pre-assignments offered

See Residential Education's web page on Muwekma

Slavianskii Dom

650 Mayfield Ave

1900

Language and culture theme house - Slavic Studies

Pre-assignments offered

See Residential Education's web page on Slav Dom

Storey House

544 Lasuen Mall

1900

Academic theme house - Human Biology

Pre-assignments offered

See Residential Education's web page on Storey

*Pre-Assignment

Residential Education offers a pre-assignment system for special program houses such as these theme houses. This process allows Resident Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and house program staff to pre-assign, before the annual housing Draw, a set number of residents who complete a pre-assignment application and meet specific requirements. See the Residential Education website for detailed pre-assignment information.

Note: There are also self-ops within the Greek residences at Stanford. See our page on Greek Houses for more information.

Images of Self-Ops

Self-Operated Non-Theme Houses

680 Lomita BOB
680 Lomita Drive BOB

Durand

Grove
Durand Grove
Jerry Mars
Jerry Mars
Narnia Phi Sig
Narnia Phi Sig
717 Dolores Roth
Pluto (formerly 717 Dolores) Roth (all female)
Xanadu ZAP
Xanadu ZAP

Self-Operated Theme Houses

Haus Mittleeuropa La Casa Italiana
Haus Mitteleuropa La Casa Italiana
Francaise Muwekma-Tah-Ruk
La Maison Française Muwekma-Tah-Ruk
Slavianskii Dom Storey
Slavianskii Dom Storey