New Housing

Humanities Theme Residence

We Are Building For You

In addition to our on-going major renovations projects, Residential & Dining Enterprises continues to work with the University and community to build new housing to meet the needs of our students.  The vision of Leland and Jane Stanford when they established Stanford University was that it would be a residential community, and we are committed to providing a diverse offering on-campus housing opportunities for as many of our students as possible.  

Our three most recent new construction projects are highlighted here.

Manzanita Park's new building

Manzanita Park Humanities Theme Residence

R&DE Student Housing is pleased to announce the opening of the first new undergraduate residence to be built on the Stanford campus in 20 years.  The new Humanities Theme Residence, opening in September 2015, is designed to serve as a residential, cultural and intellectual hub for humanities programs and activities at Stanford. It will house a Resident Fellow Family, two graduate assistants, and 125 upperclass undergraduates.  The house also includes a studio apartment for visiting resident scholars. The new three-story residence, built to complete the Manzanita Park complex, was designed in partnership with R&DE Student Housing, Residential Education, Undergraduate Education, Residential Affairs, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and the Initiative for the Arts at Stanford.  It includes a beautiful lounge with an integrated kitchen concept, bbq, and indoor and outdoor gathering areas.  The lounge also includes a large screen and projection system. 

Student rooms in the house consist of singles and two-room doubles. Common spaces include lounges, socializing “ nooks” spread throughout the floors, a seminar room, a multimedia/computer cluster, an art/project workspace, and a music room.  Laundry is "Just Like Home" (card and coin free), as in all R&DE Student Housing residences.  

The Manzanita Park Dining Commons, serving residents of the new Humanities Theme Residence as well as Lantana, Castano, and Kimball, has been updated and the servery remodeled.

The New Residences at Lagunita Court

Our next two new residences are currently under construction and scheduled to open in 2016. Located in Lagunita Court, these two new three-story houses will complement the historic nature of the larger residence, while offering new features, including an emphasis on sustainability.  The two new residences are being constructed along Santa Theresa Street, one on each side of the historic Lagunita Court, facing Roble Gym and Roble Field.  Each four-class house includes an adjoining Resident Fellow residence and will house 109 students in single, one-room double, and two-room double rooms

Lagunita students
Kennedy Graduate Residences

Kennedy Graduate Residences

Opened in August 2014, the Kennedy Graduate Residences are located in the heart of Escondido Village.  Four new four-story residences house 436 students in fully-furnished premium studio, junior studio with shared kitchen, and two-bedroom/two-bath apartments. These apartments are open to single graduate students and student couples in all disciplines.  Each of the residences (William F. Miller House, Gerald J. Lieberman House, Albert H. Hastorf III House, and James N. Rosse House), is named after a former Stanford University Provost.  

A shared commons building, named after former Stanford University President, Donald Kennedy, includes a Housing Front Desk, lounges, meeting rooms, computer cluster, music room, multi-purpose room, Graduate Life and R&DE Student Housing staff offices, and laundry facilities.