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Panoramic image of the Ujamaa student staff posing with their Resident Fellow, Jan Barker-Alexander, at frosh opening - in JPG format.




Residential Education strongly believes that living and learning should be integrated, not separate.

In the residences we promote an environment that blends formal and informal learning to facilitate intellectual curiosity and personal growth. A key component of this effort is the Resident Fellow program.

Resident Fellows, or RFs, are Stanford faculty and, occasionally, senior administrative staff who live apartments or cottages in or adjacent to student residences and act as leaders for their communities. They  work with the local staff to build an environment that synthesizes and contextualizes students’ educational experience and supports students’ personal development.