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Admit Weekend. House hosts (Hohos) and other dorm volunteers give a rousing welcome to admits at Frost Amphitheater. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Get Involved

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Within the residential experience, students will find a number of opportunities to get involved and contribute to their community in dynamic ways, such as: pre-assigning, staffing, serving as a student intern, and more! Some of Stanford’s residences provide credit-bearing enrichment opportunities for pre-assignees and residents through residentially-based courses, and some are even open to the whole campus! 

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Neighborhood A staff share a moment together in their branded shirts.

Explore the different ways you can get involved below. 

 Starting from the left: Ayman Babikir, Trace Guzman,Kirsten Couchman and Maya Caulfield. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Community Councils

Are you interested in helping to shape the identity, spirit, and traditions of your neighborhood? As a student representative, you will have the opportunity to serve as the liaison for your house and provide input and feedback on neighborhood programs and initiatives. 

Banner image featuring students on a house trip to Yosemite, funded through house funds.


Residents of each house on campus can customize their Stanford experience by engaging in what we call Dorm Government‚ or DormGov for short.

Eric Sosa-Lesso plays the vihuela and Joel Ramirez plays the guitarron as they recruit new members to Mariachi Cardenal de Stanford. Credit:  Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service


Some of Stanford's on-campus residences offer special academic, cultural, social, or leadership programs. Explore all things Pre-Assignment here!

Students by a blank wall. Credit:, via Freepik

Residential Selection

Have you ever wanted to be on-staff and contribute to the rich communities Stanford's dorms help create for their residents? Explore Selection here. 

The staff of Ujamaa pose with resident fellow Jan Barker-Alexander during move-in day.  Barker-Alexander is 2nd from left in middle.

Resident Fellow Program

Explore the Resident Fellow Program in detail, including how to apply. 

Convocation, DEI. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Student Internships

Student interns are an essential part of how we accomplish our vision of vibrant and connected undergraduate residential communities.