Contract Lengths and Changing Contracts in Undergraduate Housing - Summer

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Contract length eligibility is dependent upon a student's status. If you are unsure if you qualify for a certain contract, please contact Housing Assignments.

Contract Length Options for Students in Undergraduate Housing

Student Type

Contract Types

Important Information

Stanford Student (matriculated, pursuing degree at Stanford University)

8 Week (June 23 - August 19, 2018)

10 Week (June 23 - September 4, 2018)

10 Week + Interim (June 23 - September 21, 2018)

Stanford students in housing spring quarter will automatically have their contracts extended from the end of spring quarter, June 15, 2018 to the start of their summer quarter contract, June 23, 2018. Students will be billed for housing during this period and there is no option to decline this contract extension. Students will move into their summer assignments according to the Spring-Summer Move Chart.

Students who select a 10 Week + Interim contract must have an autumn quarter housing contract. Students will move into their autumn quarter assignments in mid-September according to the Summer-Autumn Move Chart. Students attending a Stanford abroad program autumn quarter who need housing through the interim period will be accommodated as space allows.

Stanford students may request an alternative contract length if they are enrolled in a course that runs outside of the 8 week period. Students doing research, an internship, or working are not eligible. See below for information on how to request an alternative contract length.

Summer Visitor (participating in Summer Session program)

8 Week (June 23 - August 19, 2018)

Summer visitors may request an alternative contract length if they are enrolled in a course that runs outside of the 8 week period. Students doing research, an internship, or working are not eligible. See below for information on how to request an alternative contract length.

High School Summer College Program

8 Week (June 23 - August 19, 2018)

A small number of High School Summer College Program students will be granted a 9 week contract, ending August 25, 2018, if they are enrolled in a 9 week course.

Requesting a Special Contract Length

Students assigned for summer who are enrolled in a course outside of the standard contract lengths may request an alternative contract length. To do so students should:

  • Log onto Axess
  • Select Housing and Dining from the Student menu
  • Select Petitions
  • Select Summer Contract Change Request

The course must be instructional as opposed to being engaged in research. Be sure to include the course name and number in your request.

Summer Housing Contract Change Request

Stanford students (matriculated, pursuing a degree at Stanford University) who already have a summer quarter housing assignment but would like to change their contract length should file a Summer Contract Change Request as soon as possible. Possible contract changes include:

  • Extending contract from 8 to 10 weeks 
  • Reducing contract from 10 to 8 weeks
  • Adding Summer-Autumn Interim (only those with an autumn quarter assignment are eligible)
  • Removing Summer-Autumn Interim

The deadline to make changes to summer contracts is Friday, July 20, 2018. After this deadline, requests to extend contracts may not be granted. All students who request contract length changes may need to move rooms or buildings and are subject to the following fees:

  • The administrative fee is waived if change is requested before June 15
  • Students with changes requested from June 16 – July 8 are charged an administrative fee of $25
  • Students with changes requested July 9 – July 20 are charged an administrative fee of $50
  • Students with changes requested July 21 - August 19 are charged $100
  • Students with changes requested after August 19 are charged $200

To submit a Summer Contract Change Request:

  • Log onto Axess
  • Select Housing and Dining from the Student menu
  • Select Petitions
  • Select Summer Contract Change Request

Housing Assignments will notify you via email regarding the status of your request. Responses can take up to ten business days.