The essential conviction of Residential Education is that living and learning should be integrated, not separate; that formal teaching, informal learning, and personal support in residences is integral to a Stanford education. On this website, you'll find more information about neighborhoods and what this means for students along with an FAQ.
Now, more than ever, is a time we need to bring community to our campus.
Residential Education programs extend the classroom into the residences and complement the academic curriculum with activities and experiences essential to students' preparation for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship and service. The residential experience provides new ways of learning and a space to call home where you may feel supported.
"Our new neighborhoods will be your Stanford homes — they’ll be where late-night conversations turn into lifelong friendships, and where you’ll create and continue traditions that become cherished across generations of students.”
— President Marc Tessier Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell
About the Neighborhoods
Explore the creation of the neighborhood concept, including core principles and how we got here.
Explore the different neighborhoods that are a dynamic part of the residential experience.
Find out more about the different types of theme housing available to students.
Find our more about your local professional staff as well as how to connect with them.
Neighborhood community councils are governing boards of students, Resident Fellows and professional staff working together to make decisions for their local neighborhood.
Contribute to Stanford's communities! Explore Pre-Assigning, Staffing, serving in DormGov, and more!