Lagunita Court


Lagunita Court

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Lagunita - Spanish for “little lake” - is named for the neighboring lake (now dry) and is one of Stanford’s most historic residences. This beautiful, Mediterranean-style complex, built in the  1930’s and renovated in 1998, consists of three small, four-class houses, and two three-class houses, arranged around a picturesque central courtyard and dining commons.

Lag (pronounced “log”) is divided into two sides: East Lag and West Lag. East Lag is home to Naranja and Ujamaa.  Eucalipto, Adelfa, and Granada make up West Lag. Residents enjoy their own lounge, common areas, an outdoor trail that  encircles nearby Lake Lagunita, and a grassy field (Roble Field) across the street. The house names are Spanish for different trees: Eucalipto (eucalyptus), Granada (pomegranate), and Naranja (orange); Adelfa is Spanish for oleander. Ujamaa is a Swahili name for “extended family” or “familyhood” and consists of two houses originally called Olivo (olive) and Magnolia (magnolia). Ujamaa is home to our African-American theme program. Throughout the larger residence, each individual house develops their own distinct community.

One of Stanford’s most historic residences, Lagunita Court was built in phases between 1934 and 1937 and was renovated in 1997-98.  Lagunita Court is the first Stanford residence that combined founding landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision of student residences as individual cottages within the concept of a large-scale residence hall..

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General Information

Residence Name

Lagunita Court



Navigation Address

326 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

Housing Front Desk

Lagunita Court Housing Front Desk

Dining Service

Serving residents of Lagunita Court and Roble Hall, Lakeside Dining features a wide variety of superb entree options. Its auxiliary operation, Latenite at Lakeside, is one of the few after-hours dining options on campus and offers oven-fresh pizza, grab n' go snacks, confections, fresh salads and fruit until 2am, five nights a week.

Class Configuration

Four-class and three-class residence hall

Co-ed Type

Co-ed by corridor (men and women live on the
same floor)

Custodial Service

University managed

Common Areas

Each house in Lag has its own lounge, kitchenette, computer clusters, and other common areas, providing popular gathering spaces for residents.

The Houses

Adelfa Eucalipto
Adelfa (oleander) Eucalipto (eucalyptus)
Granada Naranja
Granada (pomegranate) Naranja (orange)
  Ujamaa (“extended family”)

House Facts


Co-ed type:

Upperclass house
Co-ed by floor


Co-ed type:

Four-class house
Co-ed by corridor


Co-ed type:

Four-class house
Co-ed by corridor

Co-ed type:

Three-class house
Co-ed by floor
Theme House

Co-ed type:




Four-class house
Co-ed by floor

Ujamaa Scholars Program Theme House- African Diaspora
The name Ujamaa is Swahili and means “extended family.” The Ujamaa Scholars Program is designed to continue a long history of intellectual discourse focused on the African Diaspora in Ujamaa House. Students living in Ujamaa participate in an educational experience that is enriched with cross-cultural activities. The house sponsors a major, campus-wide activity—Club Ujamaa, a jazz and casino night in an African-American cultural setting. 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). 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

Extra-long twin bed


Window coverings

Desk and chair  

High-speed internet access


Telephone and telephone line

Stackable dresser drawers  

Cable TV capability



Sink with mirror   

Waste basket and recycling bin



Sample Floor Plans

Single room - Top View   Double room - Top View
Triple room - Top View