Hawthorne Apartments

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The Hawthorne Apartments are available as a full-year option for single graduate students and couples without children.

Hawthorne Apartments, a 96-unit complex built in the 1970’s, is located on a quiet tree-lined street, three blocks from downtown Palo Alto. The complex includes a swimming pool, assigned covered parking, and laundry facilities. Furnished by the University, each two-bedroom apartment houses two students while each one-bedroom apartment houses one couple without children.

Stanford provides wireless DSL and utilities. Stanford does not provide cable television, telephone, or cost of laundry.

If you are assigned here and are interested in housing on campus, please file a reassignment request. The reassignment request form can be found within the Housing and Dining section of Axess under the tab “Apply for Reassignment." There is no fee to be reassigned to on-campus housing and assignments are made based on the date you submit your reassignment request.

Sublicensing is not permitted within off-campus subsidized apartments.

General Information

Residence Name

Hawthorne Apartments – two-story buildings


Off-campus housing – Hawthorne Apartments are walking distance to downtown Palo Alto.

Navigation Address

275 Hawthorne Ave, Palo Alto, CA  94301

Distance from  Campus

Located 1.6 miles from Stanford. It is approximately 9 minutes to campus by bike.

Single Graduate Student Spaces 2 Bedroom, Double Occupancy: 20 Spaces
Couples without Children Spaces 1 Bedroom: 13 Apartments

Housing Front Desk

Off-Campus Housing Front Desk
Escondite Cottage, 150 Comstock Circle
Stanford, CA 94305

Dining Service

Kitchens provided; optional Stanford Dining or student-managed plan.

Co-ed Type

Gender-Neutral Housing Available

The Apartments

Garage Area
Outside Area
Common Area





Carpet and Laminate Flooring

Extra-long twin bed (single students)

Sink with mirror

Window coverings

Desk and chair


High-speed internet access



Cable TV capability






Coffee table


End Table


Dining table & chairs