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

  • Monday, April 1: Pre-Assignment applications for University Theme Houses open (1:00 p.m. PST)
  • Wednesday, April 10: Pre-Assignment applications close (1:00 p.m. PST)
  • Wednesday, May 15: University Theme House pre-assignment placements announced

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.

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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.