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Taking Care of Ourselves & Each Other

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Participating Houses

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Residential Education believes that formal teaching, informal learning, and personal support are integral to a Stanford education. ResEd programs extend the classroom into the residences and complement the academic curriculum with activities and experiences that prepare students for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship, and service.

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More About Participating Houses

Toward that end, ResEd supports pre-assignment programs and themes in residence. Each house is responsible for crafting and managing an integrated residential learning experience for its residents. These houses enjoy a long history on campus, many coming into fruition concurrently with ResEd itself. Activities in University Theme Houses, whether academic or social, are related to that house's theme or focus area. Some are related to a cultural interest or affinity, while others are related to academic and career interests.

Open Houses

Interested in learning more about specific University Theme Houses (UTHs)? Many UTHs will host open houses to share about their opportunities and pre-assignment criteria.

Check back in winter quarter for more details about open houses!

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Each house has its own set of requirements, which you must agree to fulfill in order to pre-assign.