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House Description

610 Mayfield Ave, Stanford, CA 94305
The Row
The Row
Housing Theme Type: 
Language and Culture
Theme Name: 
French Language & Culture
Independent Living (The Row): 

2018-19 house staff in JPG format.

A themed Row house, La Maison Française is an undergraduate residence that serves as the center for French culture on campus.

Our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because we host weekly events like French Viticulture, French Cooking, French Cinema, and French Conversation, in addition to quarterly events such as Cafe Night and Crêpe Night. We are a strong, social, active presence on the upper row that tends to have a lively, interested community and engaged residents.

French House also traditionally has a high percentage of returning residents who help us create longevity and maintain tradition. Because we hold events that require active resident participation, residents bond with one another and with staff in a way that is unique, even among the Row. Our residents take a lot of pride in living in French House and making it a community for the rest of the university.

Community Information

Residence Type: 

Panoramic of La Maison Française in JPG format.

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?

CRÊPE NIGHT. Every quarter for one night, La Maison Française transforms into a restaurant, run entirely by French House residents and staff. For three days we whip up hundreds of crêpes, prepare heaps of food, and ready the house to host 300+ people. While guests may enjoy our event (and they do), the magic of crêpe night is strongest for residents. Seeing a community come together around celebration in such a tumultuous, internally-driven way is an incredible experience and a hallmark of being a part of our community.

Our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because…

French House is a welcoming and inclusive community of diverse individuals. As one of the houses on Stanford campus that allows for pre-assignment, the LMF community values involvement and friendship. La Maison Française also hosts a number of unique social events that are open to the larger Stanford community. We also contribute to intellectual and artistic exploration of French culture, thought, and language.

What makes a successful LMF staff member?

  • L oyal
  • A dventurous
  • M otivated
  • A ffectionate
  • I ntuitive
  • S ociable
  • O ptimistic
  • N oble.
  • F air-minded
  • R eliable
  • A mbitious
  • N urturing
  • Ç ompassionate
  • A daptable
  • I maginative
  • S elf-confident
  • E nthusiastic

Requirements to Qualify for Pre-Assignment

As a pre-assignee, residents are expected to:

  • Be an active part of the house community
  • Attend French events hosted by students (at least half)
  • Attend French events hosted by the French Department
  • Must receive 8 Theme Points (same as all house residents)
  • Satisfy all the requirements of the residents (listed below)
Requirements for Residents of La Maison Française

If assigned to La Maison you must:

  1. Complete one "Découverte" (informal, fun "show and tell" on French Culture) at some point in the year. 
  2. Participate in prep/night-of shifts for our two all-campuses per quarter, Café Night and Crêpe Night.
  3. Attend and receive at least 8 theme point events each quarter.

House Staff

Community Resident Assistant (RA)
: 3
Row Theme Resident Assistant (RA)
: 2
Row Kitchen Resident Assistant (RA)
: 1
Row Financial Resident Assistant (RA)
: 1