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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

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Photograph of Arroyo house staff at frosh check-in.

Within the residential experience, students will find a number of opportunities to get involved and contribute to their community in dynamic ways, such as: Pre-Assigning, Staffing, serving in DormGov, and more! 

Some of Stanford’s residences provide credit-bearing enrichment opportunities for pre-assignees and residents through residentially-based courses, and some are even open to the whole campus! 

Banner image featuring students on a house trip to Yosemite, funded through house funds.


Residents of each house on campus can customize their Stanford experience by engaging in what we call Dorm Government‚ or DormGov for short.

Banner image featuring Toyon staffers on a house trip together.


Some of Stanford's on-campus residences offer special academic, cultural, social, or leadership programs. Explore all things Pre-Assignment here!

ouse hosts wait to escort the admits to their dorms. Admit Weekend

Residential Selection

Have you ever wanted to be on-staff and contribute to the rich communities Stanford's dorms help create for their residents? Explore Selection here. 

 A group of admits and their student hosts pose for a shot before heading to their dorm.

Virtual First Year Communities

In Spring 2021, ResEd will be launching Virtual First Year Communities, to provide additional opportunities for first year students to connect with each virtually.