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House Description

586 Mayfield Ave, Stanford, CA 94305
The Row
The Row
Housing Theme Type: 
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Independent Living (The Row): 

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Kairos is a tight-knit co-op on the upper row with 36 residents, including seven student staff members.

We are a vibrant and welcoming community, with an emphasis on respecting and getting to know one another, making tasty food, running efficiently, and sharing our joys and interests with the house. Kairos has 9 single rooms (3 with their own balconies), 9 doubles, and 3 triples.

There is a wheelchair ramp at the back of the house, but we do not have an elevator or rooms on the first floor. The house has many open common areas, including a front porch, two back patios, a lounge, a pool room, a small garden and a large foyer. The atmosphere is conducive to both work and fun.

Our house is a gathering space for our residents and for the communities they wish to share with the house.  

Community Information

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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.

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Additional Community Information

What is the coolest thing about your house & community?

Every other week we host Wine and Cheese, an all-campus event featuring live artists from across campus and the Bay Area. In-house events and resident’s interests often reflect our orientation towards the arts, but Kairos remains always a safe and open place for residents to live and explore their passions, whatever they may be, in a supportive and fun-loving community.

What makes a successful Kairos staff member?

The successful Kairos staff member is eager to live in a co-operative community, and takes pride and initiative in the opportunity to create a community from the ground up, whether learning about your fellow housemates while cooking a meal for the house, bartending at Wine and Cheese, or having a spontaneous kitchen dance party. A Kairos staff member wants to be part of a diverse group of people, practicing equitable decision making and learning about each other’s different interests and cultures.

Our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because…

Kairos is a space for students and student groups to gather, host events, and get to know one another. We are a performance venue for intimate to medium-sized audiences. Different performing arts groups on campus often use our space for open mics, concerts, talk-backs and film screenings. Together we foster an open and easygoing vibe. 

Requirements to Qualify for Pre-Assignment

Tier Requirement

Pre-assignment to Kairos REQUIRES the use of a TIER TWO housing choice.

Requirements to Qualify for Pre-Assignment

Please fill out the preassign app, and after the application closes, next year's staff will be in touch with you about the mandatory workday for interested pre-assignees. Please note that Kairos is a co-op, meaning that we run the house: cooking, cleaning, general housekeeping, and event organization. We have a jobs system in place to organize and divide the work. That requires between 2 and 5 hours of work on any given week. House chores make for a great community-building experience and all residents are expected to complete them. 
Kairos is a co-op, a wonderful place. We run the house: cooking, cleaning, general housekeeping, event organization. We have a jobs system in place to organize and divide the work. House chores make for a great community-building experience. It requires that students do their part and take responsibility for the house as a whole.