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'Stanford' shaded in the neighborhood colors with 'Welcome to the Neighborhood' in white. Credit: Sean Mckibbon-Ray

About the Neighborhoods

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Stanford can do more to realize the full potential of the residential experience for our students, and we can be more deliberate in creating residential communities. This need led Provost Drell to empanel and commission the ResX Task Force in spring 2018 as part of the University’s Long-Range Planning process.

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The Provost charged the task force with developing an overarching vision and articulating a four-year arc for the undergraduate residential experience, including the ideal:

  • first-year housing configuration, 
  • neighborhood concept, 
  • staff structures, and 
  • housing assignment processes
Hoover Tower from Meyer Green. Credit: Sean Mckibbon-Ray
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The committee submitted its final report to President Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Drell in December 2018 and shared the report with the campus community in spring 2019. 

Back row starting from the left Luis Cruz and Ari Barbella-Blaha front row Edward Joel Garcia Cortez, Laisha Ozuna and Adan Marquez. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Core Principles

Learn more about the core principles that shape our neighborhoods.

Convocation. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

How We Got Here

Explore the ResX timeline and find more on the journey to neighborhoods.

 Students living in Junipero House arrive at Frost Amphitheater for the 131st Opening Convocation Ceremony. Photo: Andrew Brodhead

Neighborhoods FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the neighborhood system.