Grove has all one room doubles and one triple. Most of the rooms are clustered close together in a way that promotes lots of opportunities to hang out with your neighbors! Because Grove doesn't have a theme, the house culture varies greatly from year to year, based upon who manages to draw in.
In general, Grove tends to be a pretty close-knit and laid back community. We often have a lot of awesome casual in-house events, like trivia nights, to fit with our laid back attitude. However, we also host larger events, like concerts, that bring the whole Grove community and their friends outside of the house together. The small number of residents fosters a "family" feel, and that generally helps the community have a lot of buy-in.
Grove benefits from being slightly hidden on Mayfield Ave, for our outstanding chefs and amphitheatre-like backyard are often slept on. If you’re looking for a smaller row house with a close-knit community, great food, and a stellar front and backyard, Grove is the house for you.
Residents share meals and a Costco-stocked open kitchen.
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 and community?
How it simultaneously balances chill with tons of community buy-in. It’s like a small frosh dorm filled with people who more-often-than-not make good decisions.
What makes a successful Grove staff member?
A successful member of Grove is down-to-earth, values open communication, and wants to help everyone in the house have an awesome year. Overall, a great Grove staff member is one who is intentional in their actions and recognizes the importance of community and the diversity within it.
Our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because…
...it offers a space on the row that is simultaneously laid-back and really fun. The row as a whole is generally a difficult space to find a laid-back community in, but Grove consistently manages to create an easygoing culture while also throwing a ton of events, often in conjunction with other houses.