Pluto, previously know as 717 Dolores, is a home away from home for many students.
The house was recently renovated with ample common space for get-togethers as well as a sunroom that is perfect for reading and studying. The building is one of the most beautiful on Mayfield Avenue, with beautiful outdoor spaces including a basketball court and patio. Our chef is known as one of the best at Stanford, and her warm presence adds to the sense of community.
Due to its distance from the main campus, Pluto is one of the quieter Row Houses, but there is a lot of interaction with the rest of the Upper Row. The distance also encourages a strong house community, which is supported by weekly house events. Pluto is the quintessential Upper-Row house.
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?
The coolest thing about our house is its many outdoor and communal spaces. We love our sunrise and sunset views of the bay, hanging out and studying with friends in the sunrooms, reading or napping in our hammocks, and eating lunch on the patio. Our Kitchen Staff, Lou and Mike, consistently wow our residents with meals ranging from homemade hummus and falafel to fresh Poké bowls. They are an integral part of our house community and, if you come for a visit, you might hear Lou serenading us on the piano or guitar
What makes a successful Pluto staff member?
A successful Pluto member is one who is flexible and enjoys living in a house that gets to redefine itself every year. Since Pluto does not have a theme or set traditions, staff get to decide what kind of house they want to live in. Pluto can be a quiet house, an outdoorsy house, a house with all campus parties, or a little bit of everything for everyone.
Our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because…
We think our house is meaningful to the Stanford community because it allows students to be part of a small upper row community. Being one of the smaller row houses allows for a tight knit community, and living far from the main campus feels like a sweet escape after dodging bikers all day and jumping from class to class. Pluto is the hidden gem of the Row!