Rental Eligibility Priorities*


According to Stanford University's guidelines, the following people are eligible to live at Stanford West Apartments:

1st Priority - Faculty & Eligible Staff


  • Tenure and Non-Tenure Line (includes SLAC and VA)  
  • Senior Fellow Members of Academic Council at Special Policy Centers and Institutes 
  • Senior Fellows at the Hoover Institution  
  • Medical Center Line (MCL)  
  • Clinician Educator (CE)  
  • N11 and N99 Staff  
  • Acting and Visiting Faculty


  • Public Safety Officers employed by Stanford 


  • Other Staff employed by Stanford University or SLAC (includes Retired Faculty on Recalled Duty) 
  • Academic Postdocs (also known as Clinical or Research Fellows) 
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics Medical Residents

2nd Priority


  • Stanford Hospital & Clinics (Employees and interns)


  • Visiting Fellows (7) (includes visitors to the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences  CASBS)


  • Employed on Stanford Lands (includes Stanford Shopping Center, Welch Road, and Research Park)

3rd Priority


  • Employees within the city limits of Palo Alto or Menlo Park, or individuals age 62 or older who live in either of the two cities.

4th Priority


  • All other households who do not meet the above criteria.


* Qualifying Employment: must be employed at least 30 hours per week (75% FTE) at or above the minimum wage during the entire lease term. Lease term cannot exceed duration of Qualifying Employment. Currently your eligibility priority must fall within categories 1a thru 2b.