New Graduate Housing in Escondido Village

View of new graduate housing from Serra Street

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Escondido Village Graduate Residences Project Website

Parking & Transportation Updates for Escondido Village Project

February 2017 Stanford Report Article

January 2016 Stanford Report Article

October 2015 Stanford Report Article

January 2017 Update

The university has received approval to build four new residences with 2,431 bed spaces for graduate students in Escondido Village. The new buildings will be multi-story, ranging from six to 10 stories, and will house primarily single graduate students or couples without children. Proposed amenities for the project include a market, café/pub, and indoor and outdoor community spaces, in addition to huddle rooms, computer clusters, and messy art spaces.

Initial site preparation work is scheduled to begin January 2017.  Activities during this initial phase of construction will include tree removal, utilities work, installation of construction fencing, placement of directional signage around the perimeter of the project area, and building abatement and demolition.  Building construction is expected to commence in fall 2017 with completion in 2020 to 2021.

R&DE is committed to robust and engaging dialog with students throughout the duration of this project. Here is how you can stay informed and share your thoughts:

  • Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) have been updated as of January 2017.
  • Interested students should visit the project website at for the project status and to sign up for automatic updates via email.
  • If you have questions or comments about the project, please contact us at or at 650.721.8521.
  • R&DE will continue the dialogue with students through periodic community meetings. Please be sure to read email from your Housing Front Desk for these announcements. We will also offer regular updates to the Graduate Student Council and the Graduate Housing Advisory Committee. 
The EV Graduate Residences will serve as a new gateway from the core academic campus into Escondido Village. The four residence halls, with associated underground parking, integrate into the neighborhood and complement the existing mid-rise and high-rise residences and the courtyard cluster neighborhood.
EV Graduate Residences will focus on generating a sense of place that includes vibrant spaces like the EV Square adjacent to proposed amenities including a café and micro-market, passive recreation areas such as the two parks that will support grilling, picnicking, and volleyball; and intimate areas including the patios in the smaller scaled courts adjacent to each of the residence halls. A transit hub, adequate ADA, service and drop-off parking will be integrated into the plan.
EV Graduate Residences will reflect the distinct style and attributes of many of Stanford’s most beloved buildings. The attention to detail serves to immediately ground the architecture in the Stanford ethos. The pilasters add rhythm and depth to the façade, the windows with mullions provide scale and texture, and the crenellation of the wall system allows the residence halls to meet the sky and the clay tile roof in a gracious manner. The entry tower, again drawing from memorable places on campus, will serve as a landmark, a beacon at the entry to Escondido Village.
The EV Square, the vibrant courtyard hub at the entry into EV, is defined by an arcade and punctuated by the entry tower. In the spirit of other Stanford courtyards, it provides a comfortable scale and opportunities to foster community.