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This archived information is dated to the 2011-12 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Undergraduate Residences

Approximately 95 percent of undergraduates live in University housing, not counting students studying abroad during the academic year. All freshmen and transfers are required to live in University residences for educational reasons and are automatically assigned housing following admission.

Residence assignments for continuing undergraduates are made on the basis of an annual lottery, called the Draw, and quarterly waiting lists. Undergraduates are guaranteed four years of University housing (two or three years for transfer students based on their entering class standing) if:

  1. they are in compliance with the University housing agreement and University polices;
  2. they apply by the appropriate Draw deadlines; and,
  3. they are willing to live anywhere on campus.

Undergraduate residences include traditional residence halls, language and culture residences, crosscultural theme houses, student-managed and cooperative houses, apartments, suites, fraternities, and sororities.

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