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Neighborhood A

Neighborhood A Houses

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Explore the individual houses, themes, and communities found within Neighborhood A, located in the east side of Stanford campus. 

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EVGR Aerial. Credit: Residential and Dining Enterprises

EVGR-A Duan Family Hall

EVGR-A Duan Family Hall is located in east campus, with wings ranging from six to ten stories high.  EVGR opened in 2020 and features a design that reflects the distinct style and attributes of many of Stanford’s most beloved buildings. 

Mirrielees exterior. Credit: Jeff Rumans, via Residential & Dining Enterprises


Mirrielees sits in handy proximity to Gerhard Casper Quad, Vaden, and other East Campus landmarks and offers a friendly environment a little removed from the hustle and bustle of Main Campus. The ideal Mirrielees resident will develop both self-sufficiency and interdependence.

Row: 557 Mayfield

Our house is very conducive to a vibrant community, as most of the rooms are in close proximity to one another. The lower lounge and dining areas and front and back yard provide plenty of area for events or pick-up games of frisbee or basketball. Our chef is unmatched on campus, and our services staff are friendly and willing to help.

Row: 650 Mayfield

Formerly known as Slavianskii Dom, remnant decorations sprinkle the house as 650 Mayfield strives to bring vibrant, wholesome, inclusive energy to its house, neighborhood, and the Upper Row. 

Delta Delta Delta exterior. Credit: Residential and Dining Enterprises

Row: 702 Bowdoin

We welcome friends to visit our house on any given day, and promise that you will be greeted by a diverse, good-natured—albeit somewhat rambunctious—group.

Columbae exterior: Credit: Residential and Dining Enterprises

Row: Columbae

Columbae is a vegetarian, social justice-focused co-op run on the principle of consensus— the idea that house decisions on everything from food to communal principles should be made with the input and consent of everyone living in the house.

Row: Mars

Due to its coveted location, amazing chef, and tight-knit community, Mars is a beloved home to its residents. The house attracts a diverse array of people from all corners of campus. Mars is known for being one of the smallest houses on the lower Row, making it fairly easy to get to know the entire house. We have beautiful common spaces with more seating options than you could imagine.

Exterior Pluto photograph.

Row: Pluto

The house was recently renovated with ample common space for get-togethers as well as a sunroom that is perfect for reading and studying.  The building is one of the most beautiful on Mayfield Avenue, with outdoor spaces including a basketball court and patio. Our chef is known as one of the best at Stanford, and her warm presence adds to the sense of community.

Stern: Burbank

Burbank is located in Stern Hall, close to Green Library, Stanford Bookstore, Main Quad, Wilbur Field, Meyer Green, and outdoor space (including basketball and sand volleyball courts). The house includes a lounge, library, kitchen, yoga/dance studio, meeting/seminar rooms, art space and computer cluster.

Stern: Casa Zapata

Casa Zapata is a four-class house focusing on the Chicanx and Latinx experience through educational and cultural programs. Zapata residents are engaged in a wide range of activities — staging plays for Zoot Suit week, planning film series, and sharing poetry and music at regular dorm gatherings. Zapata has been a source of inspiration, creativity and community for over three decades. 

Stern: Donner

Donner was built in the early 1950s and extensively renovated in 1995. Stern Hall represents Stanford’s brief departure into architectural modernism and honors donor “Aunt Lucie” Stern, a popular local figure and friend of the University who often invited students to her Palo Alto house to make them feel at home.

Stern: Larkin

Larkin is the longest-serving all-frosh house situated close to the center of campus. Larkinites are a committed community who continue to support each other, Stanford, and societies across the globe. Perhaps you will see them in your travels, recognized by the house’s signature scarf.

Stern: Sally Ride

It brings great honor to residents of Sally Ride House, formerly known as Serra House, to be named after a Stanford alumna and the first American woman in space. Sally Ride earned four Stanford degrees and then went on to work at the absolute top of a pioneering field, representing her country, despite biases in the field against her identities. She continuously paved the way for other girls to do the same. Her doing so, while carrying the identities of an LGBTQ+ woman, is core to the energy of Sally Ride House. We proudly celebrate diversity of identities and encourage the work of all residents who seek to pioneer and improve opportunity for others.

Stern: Twain

Close to the heart of campus, Twain is adjacent to volleyball and basketball courts, and expansive lawns for lounging and relaxing. Together with the RFs, the Twain staff work hard at creating an inclusive, welcoming, warm, supportive and safe environment for everyone.  This effort takes a variety of forms, from dinners at the RFs’ apartment to house concerts, fireside chats hosted by the staff, and trips exploring some of the natural and cultural wonders of our area. Informally, residents regularly roll out to support each other in theater and sports, concerts, and other parts of campus life.