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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. Now, more than ever, is a time we need to bring community to our campus. On this website, you'll find more information about neighborhoods and what this means for students along with an FAQ 

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Students eating together during Farm Days. Credit: Unknown
 Student and mom hug while walking down Santa Teresa St. Credit: Andrew Brodhead /

Residential Experience

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. 

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Learn more about the neighborhoods and upcoming events below. 

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About the Neighborhoods

Explore the creation of the neighborhood concept, including core principles and how we got here. 

 Carissa Livan, Jasmin Lopez Tang Dalsgaard, Trevor DiGerolamo and Maisam Pyarali. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Neighborhood Houses

Explore the different neighborhoods that are a dynamic part of the residential experience. 

 Andreas Ratteray and his mom Bente Lundh check into Ujamaa Dorm with the help of Katie Dooling and Colleen McCallion. Andreas is the third generation in his family to attend Stanford. Credit:

Theme Housing

Find out more about the different types of theme housing available to students. 

 Campus Scenes, Fall / Autumn, Roble Hall Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Neighborhood Governance

Neighborhood community councils are governing boards of students, Resident Fellows and professional staff working together to make decisions for their local neighborhood. 

Tile image featuring an aerial shot of Stanfords Campus (Jan 21, 2013).  Photo credit: Andrew Brodhead

Neighborhood Staff

Find our more about your local professional staff as well as how to connect with them.

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

Contribute to Stanford's communities! Explore Pre-Assignment, student staff selection, student internships, and more.

Stanford Harmonics RadioROCK concert. Credit: Lambtron / Wikimedia Commons
Office of Student Engagement (OSE)

Upcoming Events

The Farm is a very special place indeed with connections occurring every day across our communities. We want our students to flourish and to find their space. Find out about upcoming events hosted through CardinalEngage and Stanford Events to see how you can expand your experience.