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Some of Stanford's on-campus residences offer special academic, cultural, social, or leadership programs. Several residences sponsor intensive foreign language study 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.

One of the core tenets of the Housing Draw is to support these unique residential programs through the Pre-Assignment process.

Students who want to live in a residence with a theme or Pre-Assignment program can come together with other students to create a community committed to exploring a topic, lifestyle, language, or culture.

Application Timeline 2019-2020

  • April 2, 2019 : Pre-Assignment application opens in SAAS at 12 p.m.
  • April 2-10, 2019 : Pre-Assignment open houses (optional)
  • April 11, 2019 : Pre-Assignment application closes in SAAS at 12 p.m.
  • May 3, 2019 : Pre-Assignment applicants notified of placement
  • May 6, 2019 : Housing Draw application deadline (Housing Assignments)
  • May 8, 2019 : Medical Draw results announced (Housing Assignments)

Pre-Assignment Process