Self-Op Houses

Self-Operated Houses

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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.

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 Type

Self-ops – Small Group Houses
Map

Area of Campus

Central

Navigation Address

Various - see House Facts

Mailing Address

Students 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 Center

Various - Please visit your local Neighborhood Housing Service Center

Resident Staff

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

A meal plan is required; includes the ability to use five meal swipes per week in dining halls.

Class Configuration

Upperclass

Co-ed Type

Mixes gender on each floor.  All self-ops are mixed gender.
680 Lomita, Narnia, Xanadu, and ZAP offer gender-inclusive room assignments available in two-room doubles. 550 Lasuen, 610 Mayfield, 650 Mayfield, BOB, Grove, Mars, Pluto, and Storey offer gender-inclusive room assignments available in one-room doubles. 

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.

 

Self-op Non-Theme Houses

House

Address

Year Built

Neighborhood

550 Lasuen

550 Lasuen 1938 Neighborhood D

610 Mayfield

610 Mayfield Ave

1909

Neighborhood T

620 Mayfield

620 Mayfield Ave

1910

Neighborhood N

650 Mayfield

650 Mayfield Ave

1900

Neighborhood N

680 Lomita

680 Lomita

1963

Neighborhood O

BOB (Robert Moore South)

566 Mayfield Ave

1976

Neighborhood S

Durand

634 Mayfield Ave

1911

Neighborhood N

Grove

584 Mayfield Ave

1907

Neighborhood F

Jerry

658 Lomita Ct

1965

Neighborhood T

Mars

553 Mayfield Ave

1896

Neighborhood A

Narnia

1135 Campus Dr

1963

Neighborhood T

Pluto

717 Dolores 1915 Neighborhood N

Roth (mixed-gender starting in 2021-22)

713 Santa Ynez

1909

Neighborhood N

Storey House

544 Lasuen Mall

1900

Neighborhood O

Xanadu

558 Mayfield Ave

1976

Neighborhood R

ZAP

710 Bowdoin St

1967

Neighborhood S

 

Self-op Theme Houses

House

Address

Year Built

Neighborhood

Theme

Robert Moore North (The Well House)

562 Mayfield Ave

1976

Neighborhood N

The Well House: Substance-free and Wellness

Muwekma-Tah-Ruk

543 Lasuen Mall

1896

Neighborhood O

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

Pre-Assignment

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.