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Residential Experience

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The essential conviction of Residential Education is that living and learning should be integrated, not separate; that formal teaching, informal learning, and personal support in residences is integral to a Stanford education. 

Residential Education programs extend the classroom into the residences and complement the academic curriculum with activities and experiences essential to students' preparation for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship and service. The residential experience provides new ways of learning and a space to call home where you may feel supported. 

Residence Agreement

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Explore the different neighborhoods that are a dynamic part of the residential experience. 

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Theme Housing

Find out more about the different types of theme housing available to students. 

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Find Your Neighborhood Staff

Find our more about your local professional staff as well as how to connect with them.

Admit Weekend. House hosts (Hohos) and other dorm volunteers give a rousing welcome to admits at Frost Amphitheater. Credit: Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

Get Involved

Contribute to Stanford's communities! Explore Pre-Assigning, Staffing, serving in DormGov, and more! 

The staff of Ujamaa pose with resident fellow Jan Barker-Alexander during move-in day.  Barker-Alexander is 2nd from left in middle.

Resident Fellow Program

Explore the Resident Fellow Program in detail as well as how to apply.