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House Description

566 Mayfield Ave, Stanford, CA 94305
The Row
The Row
Independent Living (The Row): 

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BOB is known for its extremely central location and therefore social nature, but few people realize it represents much more than just that.

BOB is a self-op, the kind of house that students live in as a transition out of a dorm that requires a lot of personal responsibility. The house itself does not have a theme, but due to its centralized layout, it is a house where everyone interacts and grows to know the people on their halls very easily. It is a community of fun-loving people who are looking for a close-knit home environment. The only downside to BOB is the first floor area. It is separated from the rest of the house and can get very loud when there are parties or people in the lounge.

BOB is home to one of the best custodians ever, Edrie, who helps create the family vibe by memorizing everyone's name by move in!

Community Information

Residence Type: 

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Information regarding mail and package delivery

 Students living in Row Houses (Upper Row, Lower Row, Clusters 1, 2, or 3/Cowell) are strongly encouraged to follow the directions for the mail and package process provided on the Mail Delivery and Shipping page, as the PO Box address is each student’s official Stanford address and should be maintained during their entire undergraduate career.­ However, Row residents are also able to have mail packages delivered directly to their Row house by addressing mail and packages to the house's street address.­ Please be reminded that Student Housing/the University accepts no responsibility for packages sent to/delivered at individual residences.

Additional Community Information

What is the coolest thing about your house & community? 

Bob has a very tight-knit community with fantastic diversity. In addition, because Bob is a desirable house with such a high draw number, everyone living in the house is motivated to be there, making for a consistently exciting and vibrant living experience. It doesn’t hurt that we have one of the best chefs (if not the best chef) on campus. Finally, the physical space of Bob makes it the perfect place to host events, for anything from dinners to parties to open discussions to movie nights, and its location on the row makes it very accessible to visitors.

What makes a successful BOB staff member?

A successful Bob staff member should be approachable and willing to deal with a great variety of different people. They should also be enthusiastic about planning creative events, and flexible in making time for the house! 

Our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because…

We have a few incredible events every quarter, but probably the best several are our Special D’s (wedding, music festival, America, and more themes) and our amazing Bob ski trip in the winter.


House Staff

Resident Assistants (RA)
: 1
Community Manager (CM)
: 1
Financial Manager (FM)
: 1
Kitchen Manager (KM)
: 1
Resident Computing Consultant (RCC)
: 1