Summer Policies for Couples and Families

Summer Matching in Graduate Housing

"Summer matching” may cause a student to be assigned to a residence not listed on his or her application. This occurs when a student applies for both summer and autumn housing. Housing Assignments will automatically assign a student to the same residence for Summer Quarter as they are assigned to for Autumn Quarter, pending availability.

Waiver of Cancellation Fees for Couples and Families Assigned for Summer But Not for 2015-16

Students who apply in the First Round Lottery for summer housing and for 2015-16 housing may cancel their summer housing without a fee if assigned for summer but not for 2015-16. Students in this situation should cancel the summer contract through Axess and then submit a HelpSU to Student Housing referencing this policy.  Upon confirmation of eligibility for the waiver, the cancellation fee will be reversed.

Couples without Children Housing

At Stanford, a domestic partnership is defined as an established, long-term partnership between two people with an exclusive mutual commitment in which the partners share the necessities of life and ongoing responsibility for their mutual welfare. Students may not apply for couples housing for summer if they are currently in single student housing and are applying for single student housing for the following year.