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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


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Some of Stanford's on-campus residences offer special academic, cultural, social, or leadership programs. Several residences sponsor intensive foreign language study while other residences are co-ops. Co-ops offer a space where  the cooking and cleaning for residents is performed by the students who live in the house.

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Participating Houses

One of the core tenets of the housing assignments process is to support unique residential programs through the University Theme House Pre-Assignment process. Students who want to live in a residence with a University Theme House can come together with other students to create a community committed to exploring a topic, lifestyle, language, or culture

Application Timeline

Students will be able to apply for Pre-Assignment to either Academic/Ethnic Theme Houses or Co-Ops. 


Pre-Assignment Process Detail

Monday, March 28 Pre-Assignment applications for University Theme Houses open
Sunday, April 10 Pre-Assignment applications close at 11:59 p.m. PST
Wednesday, May 11 University Theme House pre-assignments announced to students
Freshman Sunny Huang of Novi, Michigan, right moves into Roble with the help of Head Orientation Volunteer Kate Wendell.

Application Process

Here you'll find information detailing the process of applying for pre-assignment. 

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Participating Houses

Explore the different types of houses that participate in Pre-Assignment, find out about open houses, and more. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've set up this FAQ to help clarify the pre-assignment process for all who are interested.

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Learn more about participating houses as well as open house information here.