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Welcome Letter | Stanford R&DE

On behalf of the R&DE Team,

Welcome to Stanford!


Dear Students,

This is always an exciting time, as the entire Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE) team prepares to welcome new and returning students to campus for the 2023-2024 academic year.

We are pleased to support your student living experience with excellence in housing, dining and other services. Above all, we want to ensure each of you knows that you are welcome and valued. In R&DE, we believe students come first. You are the reason we are here!

Please reach out to our team members if you need assistance. The R&DE Student Housing Service Centers are your source for information and assistance in situations such as lock outs. The R&DE CARE (Community Access Response Enterprise) team is also available for after-hours check ins and lockouts.

Our nutritionists are available to assist students who have food allergies, religious dietary requirements and other special diets and those who have questions about nutrition. For assistance with healthy eating, visit our Eat Well @ Stanford page. It includes a link to schedule a consultation.

A wide range of cafés and markets are available across campus where students can purchase meals, groceries and more. You can also use your Stanford Dining meal plan dollars and Cardinal Dollars for meals and groceries at many locations as well as save time by preordering online or using our mobile app. Please check our website for Dining locations and hours and cafe and market locations and hours.

This website has been updated to facilitate your access to the information and programs that are important to you. We also provide regular updates, event announcements and reminders on our StudentLiving social media platforms (LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram)

Our team welcomes your suggestions for ways we can improve our services. Please reach out to your Housing Service Center, your dining hall manager and chefs, or use the Feedback form on this website to share your ideas.

Every academic year brings opportunities to change and adapt. We want you to know, whatever the coming months may bring, R&DE is here to support you. Stay well. We wish you a successful year! 

Warm regards,


Shirley J. Everett, Ed.D., MBA

Senior Associate Vice Provost
Residential & Dining Enterprises

Senior Adviser to the Provost
on Equity & Inclusion