Crothers Hall

Crothers Hall

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Renovated in 2009, Crothers Hall, consisting of Crothers, Crothers Memorial, and the Mark Taper Student Center, is a vibrant upperclass community located very conveniently to the center of campus.  380 students, housed in generously sized single and double rooms, enjoy spacious indoor and outdoor common spaces as well as the many resources available in the Mark Taper Student Center.

Crothers Hall and Crothers Memorial, formerly two separate residences, were named for sponsor Judge George Edward Crothers, “one of the University’s most illustrious and beloved sons.” One of the first students to enter Leland Stanford Junior University on its opening day, Crothers also was the first graduate in law (1896), the first Stanford alumnus to serve on the Stanford Board of Trustees, and the first to endow a law scholarship (1912).

After graduating from Stanford, Crothers ran a flourishing law practice with his brother, T. G. Crothers. After leading a campaign in 1900 to amend the California Constitution that would solidify the University’s judicial structure, Crothers became Jane Stanford’s advisor and lawyer. He was appointed to California’s Superior Court bench in 1913.

During the closing years of Mrs. Stanford’s life, Judge Crothers administered a trust of about $6,000,000 and conveyed it to the University upon her death - without, it is reported, “stirring a single word of public comment to excite litigation.”

For information on the accessibility of residences for both living and visiting, please reference our Undergraduate Residences Accessibility Summary chart.

General Information

Residence Name Crothers Hall


Navigation Address

609 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Taper Student Center:
615 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA 94305

Crothers Memorial:
621 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Crothers Hall Housing Front Desk
Dining Service

Arrillaga Family Dining Center.  Crothers residents must purchase a Stanford Dining meal plan. R&DE Stanford Dining plans give students all-you-care-to-eat access in any of the dining halls on campus. Meal plans are nutritious and of the highest quality, provide maximum flexibility of eating locations across campus, and are designed for every appetite.

Class Configuration Upperclass
Co-ed Type Co-ed by corridor (men and women live on the same floor); singles and doubles

Crothers has gender-neutral housing assignments available in single rooms.

Crothers has both gender-neutral and traditional restrooms.  All stalls, showers and changing areas have privacy partitions.

All bathrooms and restrooms in Crothers Hall and Crothers Memorial are gender neutral, except for:

Crothers, 2nd floor - WOMEN at Stern/South end and MEN at Encina/North end of the building (bathrooms in the middle hallway of the floor are gender neutral) and

Crothers Memorial, 3rd floor - WOMEN at Stern/South end and MEN at Encina/North end of the building (bathrooms in the middle hallway of the floor are gender neutral)

Residence Type

Residence Hall

Resident Fellows

Stephen Stedman & Corinne Thomas (academic year only)

Custodial Service

University managed
Common Areas The two buildings are situated around a large grass lawn and barbeque with landscaping, a bocce ball court and seating areas for social interaction or study. Each hall features a lounge, laundry room, and computer cluster.  Other common rooms are the music room, TV room, and game room for the entire Crothers complex to share.

The Residence

Crothers Hall   Music Room
Crothers Hall Music room
Student Room   Student Room
Student room Student room
Seminar Room   Main Lounge
Seminar room Main lounge

House Facts

Co-ed type:

Co-ed by corridor; singles and doubles

Residence Fellows:

Stephen Stedman and Corrine Thomas (academic year only)


Upperclass house

Global Citizenship Academic Theme (academic year only)
Crothers will provide opportunities for close interaction with faculty, experts, and distinguished visitors in a residential setting, with new courses and programming, all aimed at helping undergraduate students to reflect upon, and engage with, key challenges of globalization and interdependence.

Global citizenship refers to a moral and ethical disposition: the quality of an individual’s response to living in a socially, economically, culturally, and politically interconnected world. This would be an ideal living community for students who want an intensive, residential educational experience to help them grapple with what it means to be part of a globalized world.  Crothers will allow students of many different majors the opportunity to investigate the ethical, policy, and practical implications of globalization. See pre-assignment and regular assignment information below.

Important Assignment Information

Residential Education is offering a pre-assignment system for all Special Program Houses (Ethnic/Academic Theme, Focus and Cooperative Houses) for the academic year. This process will allow Resident Fellows, Faculty Affiliates, and house program staff to pre-assign a set number of residents who complete the pre-assignment application and meet all necessary requirements prior to the Housing Draw. Here is the Residential Education link for detailed pre-assignment information.

There are THREE ways to get in to Special Program Houses.  Please see the Theme and Focus Houses page for details.




Wall-to-wall carpeting in some rooms

Extra-long twin bed
Window coverings

Desk and chair

High-speed internet access


Telephone and telephone line

Cable TV capability





Waste basket and recycling bin


Communal single-sex bathrooms with showers are located on each floor.

Sample Floor Plans

Single room - Top View
Double room - Top View