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Submitting Your Application

Apply for University housing through Axess (Stanford's online information system):

Single Graduate Students
Couples without Children
Students with Children

To apply online in Axess, you will need:

  • To have accepted your offer of admission
  • Your Stanford University Network ID (SUNet ID) which you can set up at (allow one to two working days for processing)

You may apply for only one type of housing (single graduate students, couples without children or students with children) for a given quarter. If your status changes, you must re-apply for housing suitable to your new status.

To submit your application:

  • Log in to Axess.
  • Select Housing and Dining from the Student menu.
  • Select Apply for Housing or Renew Housing Contract and follow the prompts.

When to Submit Your Application

Axess will begin accepting housing applications on March 30, 2022 for the 2022-23 academic year. Be sure to submit your application by the appropriate deadline if you want to be included in the pool of candidates considered for housing for a particular quarter. It does not matter when you submit your application during the first-round Lottery application period as long as you meet the May 5, 2022 deadline because you will be assigned a random Lottery number. 

Even if you don’t need housing until winter quarter or spring quarter, you will receive a better chance of assignment if you submit your application by the first-round Lottery deadline rather than the October or February deadlines

If you miss a deadline, submit your application for the next assignment round as soon as you can. Your position on the list depends on the date you apply.

You may edit any active applications without negatively affecting your position.

Don’t wait until the last day to apply! Axess allows only a limited number of students to log on at one time, and the system can slow down during periods of heavy use.

If You Were Not Assigned

If you applied for housing by the deadline but were not assigned to a residence, your lottery number was too high for the residences you listed on your housing application. If you’d still like to be considered for housing, join the next round of assignments in Axess. You will retain your original lottery number for use in the next round.

We will receive a large number of cancellations from students who decide not to live in university housing. We will offer those spaces through the subsequent assignment rounds.

Misrepresentation of Facts

The University, with cause, may ask you to provide certifiable documents of facts detailed in your housing application or on your signed Residence Agreement. Any misrepresentation of facts for housing purposes is considered a violation of the Stanford University Residence Agreement and the Fundamental Standard of Student Conduct and may result in the loss of housing privileges and/or possible University disciplinary action.