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Self-Op Houses

Self-Operated Houses

This website represents information for the 2023-24 academic year. Updated Neighborhood information will be available in early April.


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Self-op houses are undergraduate houses that are typically small (fewer than 60 students) and offer an intimate community experience for the residents. Self-op houses usually have a commercial kitchen located within, where a dedicated chef prepares and serves meals for the house, and which is open on weeknights for students to grab snacks or prepare late night meals when the chef isn’t preparing food. Unlike co-ops, meals are prepared by a chef or provided via dining hall meal swipes, and custodial service is provided. Residents are usually expected to volunteer for an occasional cleaning shift to help keep the kitchen clean after student use.

In self-ops, rooms are categorized as premier rooms (singles and 2-room doubles) or standard rooms (1-room doubles, triples, quads, quints).

Additionally, self-op houses typically have a large lounge and dining area, that often serve as the social hub of the house where students study, gather for events and spend informal time together.

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

General Information

Residence TypeSelf-ops – Small Group Houses
Area of CampusCentral
Navigation AddressVarious - see House Facts
Mailing AddressStudents living in Row Houses 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 Service CenterVarious - Please visit your local Housing Service Center
Resident StaffStudent staff for Non-Theme Houses; Resident Fellows/Faculty Affiliates for Theme Houses.
Dining ServiceA Stanford Dining meal plan is required; includes the ability to use five meal swipes per week in dining halls.
Class ConfigurationUpperclass
Co-ed TypeMixed gender on each floor.  
Custodial ServiceUniversity managed
FurnishingsEach 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 AreasEach house has a kitchen, dining room, lounge, computer cluster, and study area.
Residence Videos
Self-Op Houses - Toussaint Louverture House
Self-Op Houses - The Warehaus
Self-Op Houses - Durand
Self-Op Houses - Mars
Self-Op Houses - Narnia
Self-Op Houses - Pluto

Self-op Non-Theme Houses



Year Built

NeighborhoodHouse Interest
550 Lasuen550 Lasuen1938MagnoliaLearn More
Toussaint Louverture House (previously 610 Mayfield)610 Mayfield Ave1909HyperionLearn More
The Warehaus (previously 620 Mayfield)620 Mayfield Ave1910GinkgoLearn More
Neptune (previously 650 Mayfield)650 Mayfield Ave1900AspenLearn More
680 Lomita680 Lomita1963OliveLearn More
BOB (Robert Moore South)566 Mayfield Ave1976SequoiaLearn More
Durand634 Mayfield Ave1911GinkgoLearn More
Grove584 Mayfield Ave1907WisteriaLearn More
Jerry658 Lomita Ct1965HyperionLearn More
Mars553 Mayfield Ave1896AspenLearn More
Narnia1135 Campus Dr1963HyperionLearn More
Pluto717 Dolores1915AspenLearn More
Roth713 Santa Ynez1909GinkgoLearn More
Storey House544 Lasuen Mall1900OliveLearn More
Xanadu558 Mayfield Ave1976RedwoodLearn More
ZAP710 Bowdoin St1967SequoiaLearn More
Residence Video
Self-Op Houses - Muwekma-Tah-Ruk

Self-op Theme Houses



Year Built



Robert Moore North (The Well House)

562 Mayfield Ave



The Well House: Substance-free and Wellness


543 Lasuen Mall



Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander


Residential Education offers a pre-assignment system for University Theme Houses. This process allows Resident Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and house program staff to pre-assign, before the annual housing assignment process, the entire house with students who complete a pre-assignment application and meet specific requirements. See the Residential Education website for detailed pre-assignment information.