NOTE: For the Winter 2021 quarter, students will be able to apply for Pre-Assignment to one of four ethnic theme houses (Casa Zapata, Muwekma-Tah-Ruk, Okada, and Ujamaa).
Residential Education's essential conviction is that formal teaching, informal learning, and personal support are integral to a Stanford education. ResEd programs extend the classroom into the residences and complement the academic curriculum with activities and experiences supporting students' preparation for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship, and service.
Toward that end, ResEd supports pre-assignment programs and themes in residence. Each house is responsible for crafting and managing an integrated residential learning experience for its residents. These houses enjoy a long history on campus, many coming into fruition concurrently with ResEd itself.
Activities in houses with pre-assignment, whether academic or social, are related to that house's theme or focus area. Some are related to a cultural interest or affinity. Others are related to academic and career interests.
Each house has its own set of requirements, which you must agree to fulfill in order to pre-assign.
House-specific requirements can be found on each house's profile page (linked below). Read these carefully before applying for pre-assignment!
Ethnic theme houses are hubs on campus for members of the various communities that support them. Each house concerns itself with the exploration of a respective ethnic/cultural identity, often broadly interpreted. Often these houses have a strong affiliation with their corresponding cultural centers.
|House Name||Theme||Location||Class Availability||Required Tier|
|Casa Zapata||Chicanx/Latinx Focus||East Campus||Frosh and Upper Class||TIer 3|
|Muwekma-Tah-Ruk||Native American Focus||The Row||Frosh and Upper Class||TIer 3|
|Okada||Asian American Focus||East Campus||Frosh and Upper Class||TIer 3|
|Ujamaa||Black Culture Focus||West Campus||Frosh and Upper Class||Tier 3|