Stanford University

Welcome to Summer Session Housing

Crothers Housing Front DeskCrothers Housing Front Desk




Important Information

For residents of Branner, Crothers Hall, and Mirrielees, the Crothers Housing Front Desk is your local Housing Front Desk. Natalie Vigil is the summer Front Desk Supervisor for the Crothers Housing Front Desk.

Crothers Summer Session Housing Front Desk Contact Information

Address: Mark Taper Center, 615 Escondido Road
Office Hours:  Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone:  (650) 721-2765


Governor's Corner Housing Front DeskGovernor's Corner Housing Front Desk

Governor’s Corner Summer Session Housing Front Desk Contact Information

For residents of Governor’s Corner, the Governor’s Corner Housing Front Desk will be your local Housing Front Desk. Vanessa Gallegos is the Front Desk Supervisor for the Governor’s Corner Housing Front Desk.

Address:  589 Governor's Avenue
Office Hours:   Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone:  (650) 736-9995

This summer, there will be ongoing maintenance projects in our common areas and residential spaces. If you have any questions, please feel free to come by the office or send us an email at

Please be aware that no U.S. Mail or packages from any delivery service will be delivered to or accepted in undergraduate residences or by the Housing Front Desks.

Students in Housing

Settling Into Your New Residence

Helpful Hints

  • We’ve tried hard to get your room ready for you.  If you need a repair, please let us know by completing an on-line fix-it request (
  • Looking for your in-room phone number? Dial 7-call on your in-room phone.

Recycling containers for cardboard, mixed paper, cans, bottles, and plastics are located near the dumpsters at each residence.

Adjusting your bed

During the summer we do not offer lofting. You are able to adjust your bed height from the standard captain’s height to lower levels. For more information on adjusting your bed, please visit Lofting your bed.

Captain's Bed




Captain’s height

Treat the walls gently!

Please use small push pins when decorating your walls; nails, screws and double-backed tape damage them. We advise against message boards, which can be a surprising source of wall and door damage. Tape used to affix the boards mars the walls, and they leave a dark residue that may result in a charge to repaint the wall.

When you decorate

For ideas on ways you can safely modify your campus space, see “Personalizing your campus home”on the R&DE Student Housing website.

Room Condition Forms

Please complete your room/apartment condition form!  We know you are anxious to get settle in, but before you do, please take a moment to complete an on-line room condition form.  This form gives you the opportunity to declare the condition of your room and its contents when you move-in and help to avoid being charged for pre-existing conditions when you move out.  Be sure to provide details about the damage and location (e.g.,  nail hole in right wall). 


If you’re locked out, come to your local Housing Front Desk during normal business hours or see your Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) after hours. If you lose your key and your room needs to be rekeyed, the charge is $119 for Governor's Corner, Crothers Hall, or Branner. The charge for Mirrielees is $235-$276, depending on the  number of bedrooms in your apartment.

After-hours lockout service is also available through the Housing  Access Response Team (H.A.R.T.) by contacting 650-725-1602. There is a $45 fee for lockouts performed by HART.

University Residence

Smoke Free Environments

All University residences are smoke-free environments. Smoking is not  permitted in the building. Outdoor smoking areas must be at least 30 feet away from doorways, open windows, covered walkways, and ventilation systems to prevent smoke from entering enclosed buildings. Violations of this policy are reported to the Assistant Dean of Summer Session..

Student Holding Stanford Cardinal Card

Staying Safe

Unfortunately, thefts do occur on campus, and not everyone has your best interest in mind. Please:

  • Lock your room door when not at home or asleep
  • Don’t prop open building entry doors
  • Question strangers you see around your residence. If they don’t belong, ask them to leave or contact the police (9-911 from a campus phone or 911 from a cell phone)
  • Notify your Front Desk if you see solicitors in or near your residence
  • Let us know if a door doesn’t lock properly or if an exterior light is burnt out.  (Maintenance Hotline:  650 725-1602)

These are a few simple steps to help ensure your safety, the safety of fellow residents, and of everyone’s property!

For information on bike safety, Rap Sheet Quarterly Newsletter, Crime Alerts, and Safety and Security Reports, visit the Stanford University Department of Public Safety website (

Card Access Information

Your Stanford ID card will give you access to the residences to which you have been assigned or which have shared spaces with your residence. Please note that Jenkins, Anderson, Marx, Potter, Robinson, and Griffin (all at Governor's Corner) are not yet utilizing the card access system. Treat your SU-ID card like a key; if you lose or misplace it, report the loss immediately to the SU-ID Card Office, located in the Student Services Center (, second floor, Tresidder Memorial Union.

Tips for using the card access system at your residence:

  • Use a card holder rather than punching a hole in your for a key chain or lanyard.   Punching a hole in the card damages the wires that card access system uses to “read” your card.
  • If  your card is not working at your residence, contact your Housing Front Desk Coordinator (see top of page for contact information)

If you need a new card, you can get one at the Card Office, located in the Student Services Center, second floor, Tresidder Memorial Union.

Phone Connections

Don't Forget About Your Room Phone

Did you know that your campus room comes with landline phone service? Simply plug in your phone in one of the white colored ports, just above your rooms data jack (orange/red colored).

In case of campus emergencies, such as an earthquake, this landline service could be essential in case cell service would be compromised. Having your phone hooked up will also allow guests to contact you from the DoorKing phones located at the building entries.

If you don’t have a phone, please visit your local Housing Front Desk for a replacement phone.

For more information on room phone service, please visit the Stanford University IT page.

We are here to help! Our goal in R&DE Student Housing is to make your Stanford home a comfortable, clean and safe environment.
Let us know how we can help you today.