Theme and Focus Houses

Branner Hall

Overview

Experience has shown that residences with special areas of focus and methods of house management are more successful when their residents hold a common concern for that which makes the residence unique.

Stanford has over 20 houses that offer housing pre-assignment to students who demonstrate a specific interest in the house. These programs include:

  • Language, culture, and academic theme houses
  • Ethnic theme houses
  • Pre-assignment programs
  • Co-ops

Some of these houses require all residents to meet publicized criteria and sign an agreement to participate and support the house program.  Other houses require only residents who are pre-assigned into the house to meet the publicized criteria and sign an agreement to participate and support the house program. 

To learn more about participating houses and the specific pre-assignment requirements of each house, visit the Residential Education Pre-assignment webpage.