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Some of Stanford's on-campus residences offer special academic, cultural, social, or leadership programs. Several residences sponsor intensive foreign language study while other residences are co-ops. Co-ops offer a space where  the cooking and cleaning for residents is performed by the students who live in the house.

One of the core tenets of the housing assignments process is to support these unique residential programs through the University Theme House Pre-Assignment process.

Students who want to live in a residence with a University Theme House can come together with other students to create a community committed to exploring a topic, lifestyle, language, or culture.

Application Timeline 2021-22

For the Fall 2021 quarter, students will be able to apply for Pre-Assignment to either Academic/Ethnic Theme Houses or Co-Ops. 


Pre-Assignment Process Detail

Monday, June 7 Pre-Assignment applications for University Theme Houses open
Wednesday, June 16 Pre-Assignment application closes at 1:00pm PST
Tuesday, July 6 University Theme House pre-assignments announced to students

Learn more about participating houses as well as open house information here.

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Application Process

Here you'll find information detailing the process of applying for pre-assignment. 

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Participating Houses

Explore the different types of houses that participate in Pre-Assignment, find out about open houses, and more. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

We've set up this FAQ to help clarify the pre-assignment process for all who are interested.