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 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

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In the neighborhood model, we aim to preserve the opportunity for choice and exploration during a student’s time at Stanford by continuing to offer theme housing. Our University Theme Houses are open to all students across the neighborhoods. You will have the opportunity to apply to live in the UTH of greatest interest to you. We will have two types of theme housing: Neighborhood Theme Houses and University Theme Houses. 

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Muwekma-Tah-Ruk staff pose together outside of the house. Credit: Unknown
Students are gathered in Frost Amphitheater to meet with their House Hosts and be led to their dorm rooms for the weekend. Credit:

Neighborhood Theme Houses

Each neighborhood can create neighborhood theme houses, under the direction of the neighborhood’s community council. These theme houses can be changed annually and are only open to the residents of the neighborhood.

Daniel Ma of Stony Brook, NY was one of the first students to check in for Admit Weekend at the Arrillaga Alumni Center. Credit:

University Theme Houses

These houses are available to students from every neighborhood and can be up to 25% of the bed space in a neighborhood. Students apply to live in these houses. University theme houses include academic theme houses, ethnic theme dorms and special interest houses such as co-ops and housed fraternities and sororities.

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Among the treasures of the Stanford housing system is choice. Learn more about Pre-Assignment.

Banner image featuring Casa Zapata staff members hoisting their flag in the area outside of their dorm.