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Housing Options

Our commitment to integrating learning with living leads to more effective collaboration, deeper relationships, and an improved learning experience for every student.

When students from around the world live and learn together, they support and enhance each other’s efforts, and create relationships that last a lifetime.

With most MSx, PhD, and 50% of first-year MBA students living on campus, you’ll become part of the community from your first day. Stanford offers housing choices tailored to single students, married students, and students with families. Which means you’re sure to find a place you’re happy to call home.

Stanford GSB Housing Options

Schwab Residential Center

Home to approximately 200 single, first-year MBA students — as well as a handful of single MSx Fellows — Schwab Residential Center offers beautiful open space, relaxing lounges, a computer lab, and study rooms. Each resident enjoys a private living area and bath, as well as a shared kitchen. Often referred to as “grad student heaven,” Schwab is directly across the street from the Knight Management Center.

Highland Hall

Situated next to Schwab and across from the Knight Management Center, Highland Hall is scheduled to open in fall 2016.

Other Graduate Housing Options

Escondido Village (EV)

The largest graduate housing option on campus, both single students and those with families live in Escondido’s private apartments. With a shared garden, a rental co-op, and a host of social activities, the nearly 3,800 “EV” residents are a vibrant, busy community-within-a-community. Options range from one- to three-bedroom flats, in both low-rise and midrise buildings.

Munger Graduate Residences

With premium apartments for 600 students, Munger graduate housing is centrally located on the Stanford campus. Munger residences range from studios to four-bedroom units. The architecturally distinctive property features fully furnished, air-conditioned apartments with spacious living areas and contemporary full kitchens.

Lyman Graduate Residences

With 112 two-bedroom apartments, Lyman is home to 224 single students. Features include a circular commons surrounding a 60-foot oak tree, a large TV lounge, and even a piano practice room.

Liliore Green Rains Houses

One of Stanford’s largest housing complexes, Liliore Green Rains houses nearly 800 single students who occupy Rains’ two- and four-bedroom apartments, clustered around lawns and courtyards. Rains is home to the Multicultural Theme House, which seeks to support the needs of students of color. It’s also part of a pilot program for gender-neutral housing.


Students who prefer to live off-campus can select from a wide variety of nearby neighborhoods. Stanford’s Community Housing Services (CHS) offers information and assistance to students wishing to live off campus. A comprehensive portfolio of information is available by mail, free of charge to admitted students. Other off-campus housing information is available online, in local newspapers, and through local property management companies.