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Apply for Graduate Housing

Everything you need to know to find your home at Stanford.

The 2021-22 Graduate Housing Lottery deadline is May 6.

Munger Bedroom

Single Graduate Housing

Graduate students or undergraduates
25 years of age or older

Munger Kitchen

Couples without Children Housing

Graduate and undergraduate students who are married or in a domestic partnership

EVGR Kitchen

Students with Children Housing

Graduate or undergraduate students who have one to three legally-dependent children


How to Apply

Enter the annual Housing Assignment Lottery to indicate preferences and apply.

Submitting Your Application

Updating or Withdrawing Your Application

Renewing Your Contract

Eligibility, Priority and Guarantee

Matriculated and non-matriculated students are assigned based on new student status, degree program and years in housing.

Enrollment Requirements and Eligibility

Assignment Guarantee and Priorities

Housing Assignments

An automated assignment round is held each quarter beginning with an exemption round for student staff and students requiring medical accommodations.

Assignment Rounds

Medical Accommodations

Student Staff Assignments

Shared Single Graduate Housing

Many of the on-campus options are shared apartments in which you have your own bedroom and share common space with one, two or three other students.

Applying for Shared Apartments

Applying with Friends

Gender-Inclusive Housing

Escondido Village Graduate Residences

Stanford University's newest graduate residence located in the heart of Escondido Village.

Key Information

Housing Rates

Graduate housing charges usually fall below local area rents and include furnishings, basic utilities — water, heat, electricity, garbage, sewer and coinless/cardless laundry — in the housing rate.

Contract Lengths

The length of your contract is based on your academic program, category of housing, location of your housing assignment and when you are assigned.

Changes After You Are Assigned

You may cancel your housing or apply for reassignment after you have been assigned.

Residence Agreement

The residence agreement governs occupancy, conduct and expectations for living in your apartment.

Assignment Statistics

Statistics will be added throughout the year as the assignment rounds are completed.

Key Dates

Housing Application Deadlines, 2021-22


Assignment Round

Application Deadline

Assignment Announced

Autumn Medical Accommodations  Now-April 16 to register with OAE and apply for housing May 5
  First Round Lottery and Renewal Assignments May 6  May 22
  Second Round assignments July 6 July 24
  Rolling Assignments  July 7 – October 22 August 4 – October 22
Winter  First Round Assignments October 22 (apply as early as possible beginning April 2) November 13
  Rolling Assignments   October 23 – February 4 November 15 to February 4
Spring  First Round Assignments  February 4, 2022 (apply as early as possible beginning April 2) February 26
  Rolling Assignments  February 6 – April 30 March 1 to April 30


Submit your 2021-22 applications for all quarters in Axess beginning on April 2, 2021.



Move in Date Options 2021-22




Autumn August 6, 2021 Students with school-age children
  August 13, 2021 Pre-clinical MD & MSPA students
  August 23, 2021 Early arrival option for all students
  August 23, 2021 First-year law students
  August 27, 2021 Early arrival option for all students
  September 3, 2021 Early arrival option for all students
  September 10, 2021 All students
Winter December 31, 2021 All students
Spring  March 26, 2022 All students
Summer June 18, 2022 All students


Check in at your Housing Service Center




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