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Some of Stanford's on-campus residences offer special academic, cultural, social, or leadership programs, while other residences are co-ops. Co-ops offer a space where  the cooking and cleaning for residents is performed by the students who live in the house.

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More About Pre-Assignment

One of the core tenets of the housing assignments process is to support these unique residential programs through the University Theme House Pre-Assignment process.

Students who want to live in a residence with a University Theme House can come together with other students to create a community committed to exploring a topic, lifestyle, or culture.

Important Updates Regarding the 2023-24 Undergraduate Housing Assignments Process

For important updates regarding the 2023-24 undergraduate housing assignments process, please visit this page.  Due to these changes, the Pre-Assignment application timeline has been extended (see below for details).

Application Timeline

Students apply for university theme houses through the Pre-Assignment process.


Pre-Assignment Process Detail

Monday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. PST Pre-Assignment applications for University Theme Houses open
Tuesday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m. PST Pre-Assignment applications close
Monday, June 19 University Theme House pre-assignments announced to students
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To learn more about Pre-Assignment, please explore the following links. 

Participating Houses

Explore the different types of houses that participate in Pre-Assignment, find out about open houses, and more. 

Frequently Asked Questions

We've set up this FAQ to help clarify the pre-assignment process for all who are interested.