Undergraduate Housing FAQs

 

Undergraduate House and Room Selection 2022-23

How will I pick my house and room for 2022-23?

What if I’m not available at my gate time?

How is gender considered in the House and Room Selection process?

How are groups managed in the House and Room Selection process?

Can coterms live in undergraduate housing?

What do I do if I have a medical need for a certain type of housing or if someone in my group has a medical need?

What do I need to do if I’m applying for Pre-Assignment?

What do I need to do if I’m serving as a member of the residential student staff?

What do I need to do if I will live in my Greek house?

What do I do if I’m going abroad or taking a leave for autumn quarter but need housing for winter or spring quarter 2022-23?

What’s changing in Mirrielees and EVGR-A for 2022-23?

 

Summer Housing 2022

Who is eligible for summer housing?

What housing options are available for summer housing?

How much does summer housing cost?

Is a meal plan required for summer housing?

Is interim housing available between spring and summer quarter and summer and autumn quarter?

 

Dining Questions

 

Undergraduate House and Room Selection 2022-23

How will I pick my house and room for 2022-23?

This year, the process by which students select undergraduate housing is changing to a self-select model! This new way of selecting housing will increase transparency in the process and give students more agency by allowing them to make decisions in real time based on exactly what is available when it is their time to pick a house and room.

House and Room Selection applications are due by 11:59 p.m. PT on Monday, April 18. If you are requesting a medical accommodation, you must submit your Housing Accommodation Request Form (HARF) to the Office of Accessible Education (OAE) before April 11. See below for details.

How it works

  • Submit your autumn quarter housing application in Axess by April 18, 2022. On this application, you will sign the residence agreement, form a group if desired, and indicate your gender. While the application is due on April 18, you may continue to edit your application to change your group makeup up until 8 a.m. on May 16.
  • Groups may consist of up to eight students assigned to the same neighborhood.
  • On May 19 you will be emailed your gate time, which is the date and time you can select your house and room for next year. If you are part of a group, every member of the group will have the same gate time. Gate times are randomly assigned within each class year. Rising seniors will receive the best gate times, then rising juniors, then rising sophomores. If you are in a group with a mix of class years, your gate time will be assigned based on the lowest class year. For example, a group of two juniors and a sophomore will receive a sophomore gate time.
  • House and Room Selection will run from May 23-27, with gate times running from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. daily except for May 27. House and room selection will close at 5 p.m. on May 27.
  • You may go into the system before your gate time to see what rooms are available and review floor plans beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 23, but you will not be able to select a house and room until your gate time.
  • At your gate time, log into the housing system to see exactly which rooms are available in your neighborhood. Select and confirm your house and room assignment. More detailed instructions on this process will be included in your gate time email.
  • You may continue going into the system to change your house and room assignment up until House and Room Selection closes at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27.
  • While you do not have to select your room right at your gate time, be advised that waiting will mean fewer options available to you when you do select. There are eight minutes in between the start of each gate time.
  • If you do not select a room before 5 p.m. on Friday, May 27, you will be randomly assigned to a house and room within your neighborhood.

To submit your housing application

  • Log into Axess
  • Select Housing and Dining from the Student menu
  • Select Apply for Housing and follow the prompts

     

What if I’m not available at my gate time?

You will have the opportunity to designate another student as a proxy to go into the housing system at your gate time and select your house and room assignment for you. Groups may want to appoint one person in the group to be the proxy for everyone in the group in order to make selecting easier. More information about appointing a proxy will be included in your gate time email which will be sent on May 19.

You also have the option of logging in to select a house and room after your gate time, but before House and Room Selection ends on May 27. If you do not sign in at your designated gate time, there will be fewer rooms from which to select, as more gate times will have come and gone.

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How is gender considered in the House and Room Selection process?

In order to make the housing assignment process more inclusive, students will be asked to select one of three gender options on their housing application. The gender options are:

  • Male (for students who identify as male)
  • Female (for students who identify as female)
  • Non-binary/Fluid (for students who do not idenitfy as either male or female)

The gender option you choose is up to you, and you will have the ability to change your gender identification each year when you apply for housing. Please note that you will not be able to change your gender for this year after the housing application closes on April 18. If you have concerns about your gender identification after April 18, please contact Housing Assignments.

All rooms within each neighborhood will be coded in one of four ways.

  • Male rooms (only students who have identified as male can select these spaces)
  • Female rooms (only students who have identified as female can select these spaces)
  • Non-binary/Fluid rooms (only students who have identified as Non-binary/Fluid can select these spaces)
  • Gender inclusive (any student, regardless of their gender, can select these spaces)

When you enter the self-select system, you will only be able to see the rooms that match your gender identification + the gender inclusive rooms. For example, if you select Female as your gender identification, you will only see female rooms and gender inclusive rooms.

Gender inclusive rooms are available in each house and any student, regardless of gender, can select these rooms. This means a gender inclusive room could be populated with students who have different or the same genders. For example, a gender inclusive double room could be selected by a male and female student, a male and non-binary/fluid student, a female and non-binary/fluid student, two male students, two female students, or two non-binary/fluid students.

You should not select a gender inclusive room unless you are comfortable living with someone of any gender identity.

While gender inclusive housing options will be available in each house, not all houses have gender inclusive bathrooms. A list of houses with gender inclusive bathrooms is available here.

Please note that gender inclusive housing is not for couples. Undergraduate students in long-term, intimate, committed relationships are welcome to apply for couples graduate housing.

Please note that individual housing application gender data is for housing assignment use only and your specific gender selection will not flow into any non-housing systems. Anonymized and aggregated housing application gender data may be shared with Stanford Institutional Research & Decision Support (IRDS).

 

How are groups managed in the House and Room Selection process?

On your application, you will be able to form a group. Groups can be composed of up to eight students. If you are the first of your group to apply, you will establish a group name and password. If you are joining a group, you will enter the name and password established by the first group member to apply.

Groups can be a mix of genders and class year cohorts. However, priority for housing is by class year cohort (seniors pick first, then juniors, then sophomores) and groups with a mix of class year cohorts will select their houses and rooms with the lowest cohort. For example, a group of juniors and sophomores would select with the sophomore cohort.

Although no new housing applications will be accepted between April 19 and May 16, you will be able to edit the group information on your housing application until 8 a.m. on May 16. One exception to this is students in a group with someone requesting a medical accommodation for housing. Students in these groups will not be able to leave the group or add new group members after April 18, as the assignment process for these groups will have already begun.

 

Can coterms live in undergraduate housing?

Students with coterm status who are seniors or beyond (i.e. students who matriculated in 2018 or earlier) may apply for either graduate or undergraduate housing. They may not apply for both processes.

Coterms interested in applying for graduate housing should complete their graduate housing applications before the May 5 Graduate Housing Lottery application deadline. More information about the Graduate Housing Lottery is available on our website. We are confident that we will be able to accommodate coterm students seeking graduate housing as long as they are willing to accept any assignment within graduate housing.

Coterms interested in applying for undergraduate housing should complete their undergraduate housing applications before the April 18 deadline. These students will then participate in the House and Room Selection process like all other undergraduates and will select at the same time as the seniors. Please remember that a meal plan is required in all undergraduate residences, except Mirrielees. Students who transition from undergraduate to graduate status mid-year may not be eligible to move from undergraduate to graduate housing and students will not be granted meal plan waivers due to coterm status. Students with financial need should consult Financial Aid.

Coterms who matriculated in 2018 or earlier (current seniors and beyond) are eligible to apply for graduate or undergraduate housing regardless of their tuition group. However, coterms who have conferred or will confer their undergraduate degree this June are only eligible to apply for graduate housing.

Students with coterm status who matriculated after 2018 (current juniors, sophomores, and freshmen) are only eligible for undergraduate housing.

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What do I do if I have a medical need for a certain type of housing or if someone in my group has a medical need?

Students who have specific housing needs due to a disability or documented medical condition, as well as any members of their group, will not participate in the self-select process and will not be assigned gate times. Instead, they will be assigned to a house and room in advance of the House and Room Selection process. This is to ensure that the student with the medical need is placed in housing that meets their needs and that the group is assigned to the same residence.

Students hired as residential staff, students applying for pre-assignment and students planning to live in a Greek house should request a medical accommodation if needed.

How it works

  • Students who have disability-related housing needs can request housing accommodations through the Office of Accessible Education (OAE). Any student needing an accommodation who has not registered with the OAE previously should do so immediately. Registration and submission of the Housing Accommodation Request Form (HARF) will be online through OAE Connect. The student with the medical need must file a Housing Accommodation Request Form with the Office of Accessible Education by April 11.
  • The student with the medical need and their group members must submit their housing applications by April 18. On their applications, they should sign the residence agreement, form a group, select their genders, and indicate that they are participating in the medical accommodation process.
  • Students who indicate that they are participating in the medical accommodation process will be prompted to rank all of the housing options in their neighborhood as well as any theme options they choose to include. Housing Assignments will use these ranked choices when assigning students to houses and rooms.
  • If group members have ranked their housing options differently, Housing Assignments will use the choices as ranked by the student with the medical need.
  • If you join a group with a student who is seeking a medical accommodation, you will be assigned through this process even if you do not indicate that you are participating in the medical accommodation process on your application. Please check with potential group members to see if anyone is requesting a medical accommodation for housing.
  • Students in a group with one or more students requesting a medical accommodation will not be able to leave the group or add new group members after April 18, as the assignment process for these groups will have already begun.
  • Students will be assigned to houses and rooms commensurate with their class year and medical need.
  • Students assigned through this process (including group members) do not have the option to reject their housing assignment and participate in the self-select process.
  • Disability-related requests submitted after the deadline will be considered on a rolling basis, if and when space becomes available, and although the person needing the medical accommodation may be reassigned, other group members would not be reassigned.

     

What do I need to do if I’m applying for Pre-Assignment?

All students, including students who are participating in the Pre-Assignment process for theme residences, must sign the residence agreement and submit their housing applications by the April 18 deadline. Pre-Assignment results will be announced by Res Ed on May 11. Even though the housing application is due on April 18, students will have the ability to edit their groups up until 8 a.m. on May 16. This will give students the opportunity to adjust their groups based on the pre-assignment results.

If one or more students in a group are selected to pre-assign into a theme house, those students will be assigned to the theme house(s) and the other group members will go through the house and room selection process.

Students who successfully pre-assign will be assigned a gate time but will only be able to select a room within their pre-assigned residence.

 

What do I need to do if I’m serving as a member of the residential student staff?

Students who have been selected as residential student staff members for next year must sign the residence agreement and submit a housing application by the April 18 deadline. They should not form a group on their application. Student staff will not be issued gate times as they will be assigned to student staff rooms before House and Room Selection opens on May 23.

 

What do I need to do if I will live in my Greek house?

Students who are selected to live in their Greek houses must sign the residence agreement and submit a housing application by the April 18 deadline. These students will not be issued gate times as they will be assigned outside of the House and Room Selection process.

 

What do I do if I’m going abroad or taking a leave for autumn quarter but need housing for winter or spring quarter 2022-23?

Students who will be abroad or on leave autumn quarter may file a winter or spring quarter housing application beginning March 30, 2022. The winter quarter application is due on October 28, 2022. The spring quarter application is due February 10, 2023. Students applying for winter or spring quarter housing will not participate in the self-select process. Instead, they will rank the choices within their neighborhood and be assigned based on those choices and their class year.

 

What’s changing in Mirrielees and EVGR-A for 2022-23?

Like 2021-22, every neighborhood will be represented in Mirrielees and EVGR-A for 2022-23. However, students who select one of these buildings during House and Room Selection will be able to live anywhere in the building instead of only within neighborhood-designated apartments. This means that within Mirrielees and EVGR-A, students from different neighborhoods can share the same apartment. Students assigned to EVGR-A are required to carry a meal plan while this is optional for students assigned to Mirrielees.

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Summer Housing 2022

Who is eligible for summer housing?

Stanford undergraduates are welcome to apply for an 8 week or 10 week summer quarter housing contract regardless of enrollment status if they are in student housing spring quarter and will be in student housing autumn quarter. Additionally, students who confer their undergraduate degrees this June are welcome to apply for an 8 week summer quarter contract.

During summer quarter Stanford also welcomes visiting students from other universities who are participating in the Stanford Summer Session program. These students are only eligible for 8 week contracts.

 

What housing options are available for summer housing?

Unlike during the academic year, summer housing is only offered in select undergraduate residences. See our website for a complete list.

 

How much does summer housing cost?

Summer housing rates are available on our website.

 

Is a meal plan required for summer housing?

Yes, a meal plan is required in all undergraduate residences except Mirrielees.

 

Is interim housing available between spring and summer quarter and summer and autumn quarter?

Yes! Interim housing between spring and summer quarters is only available to students in both spring and summer housing and it is not optional. All students assigned to both spring and summer quarter housing will be obligated to pay for the spring-summer interim period.

Summer-autumn interim housing is optional for students who are assigned for both summer (10 week contract) and autumn quarters. Summer-autumn interim housing is only available in Toyon and Roble. Arrillaga Family Dining Commons (AFDC) will be the only dining hall open during the summer-autumn interim period.

See summer undergraduate housing rates chart for more information on interim housing costs.

 

Dining

Visit the neighborhood dining page of the R&DE website for information.

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