Wilbur Exterior

Wilbur Hall - West

This residence is a part of Neighborhood T


Wilbur Hall West consists of four houses - Otero, Rinconada, Soto and Trancos - which surround and a central dining commons. Otero House is home to the Public Service and Civic Engagement theme house. Service Scholars in Otero make a year-long commitment to a public service program or organization. Learn more about this theme here.

Trancos is the Outdoor House theme, aiming to be a bastion for thought and discussion about coupled human natural systems, sustainability, and conservation. Learn more about this theme here.

The complex has breezeways that connect adjacent houses from the second and third floors and extensive laundry equipment in its basement. Wilbur Hall is named for Ray Lyman Wilbur, a Stanford alumnus, who served as dean of the Stanford School of Medicine, third Stanford president (1916-1943), and chancellor. As with Stern Hall, Wilbur was built following World War II and moved away from the arches and intricacies that characterized the rest of Stanford campus. Each house in Wilbur is named for a Spanish word.  Though originally designed as an all-men’s residence, the complex has been mixed-gender for several decades.

For information on the accessibility of residences for both living and visiting, please reference our Undergraduate Residences Accessibility Summary chart.


General Information

Residence Name Wilbur Hall – Map
Area of Campus Eastside
Navigation Address 658 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305
Housing Service Center Wilbur Housing Service Center
Dining Service Stanford's largest residential dining complex, Wilbur Dining serves residents of Arroyo, Cedro, Junipero, Okada, Otero, Rinconada, Soto, and Trancos. A Stanford Dining neighborhood dining hall meal plan is required.
Housing Category Four houses - all-frosh and 4-Class
Custodial Service University managed

Wilbur West Houses



Coed type

Res Ed Program

Otero 4-Class Mixed-gender by corridor Public Service & Civic Engagement theme
Rinconada All-frosh Mixed-gender by corridor Learn More
Soto All-frosh Mixed-gender by corridor Learn More
Trancos Upperclass Mixed-gender by corridor Outdoor House theme


Wall-to-wall carpeting Extra-long twin bed
Window coverings Desk and chair
High-speed internet access Bookshelves
Telephone and telephone line Dresser
Cable TV capability Mirror
  Waste basket and recycling bin