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Campus Life

A thriving residential campus and community of creative and accomplished people from around the world

Admit weekend students 2017
81Student Residences
625+Organized Student Groups
11,000+Students Living on campus

Student Life

Old Union

Student Affairs

Student Affairs advances student development and learning; fosters community engagement; promotes diversity, inclusion and respect; and empowers students to thrive.

Arrillaga Dining Commons

Housing & Dining

Nearly all undergraduates and more than 60% of graduate students reside in 81 diverse campus housing facilities.  Eight dining halls, a teaching kitchen and organic gardens provide the campus community with healthy, sustainable meals.

Harmony House

Community Engagement & Diversity

These programs support the student community:

Stanford Speak

Stanford Red Barn
Image credit: Alex Webb

“The Farm”

Our campus nickname originates from the days when horses rather than students roamed what previously was the farm of university founders Leland and Jane Stanford.

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Arts & Culture

Ramshead production of Hairspray

The Arts at Stanford

Stanford has a rich tradition of fostering creativity and the arts. A vibrant campus “arts district” is situated along Palm Drive near the Oval.

Anderson Collection at Stanford


The Stanford campus is home to two world-class museums.

Bing Concert Hall Performance

Performing Arts

Stanford Live presents a wide range of performances and distinctive performing arts experiences.

Athletics & Fitness

Cardinal Football

Cardinal Athletics

Stanford students compete in 36 varsity sports and 32 club sports.

Stanford Rock Climbing Wall

Recreation and Wellness

Students, faculty and staff enjoy state-of-the-art recreational facilities and wellness programs.

John Etchemendy at Cardinal Walk

BeWell @ Stanford

Stanford offers programs and incentives  to promote health and wellness.

Getting Around & Campus Safety

Biking is a popular way to get around campus. Transit options also include a free campus shuttle and car-share. Public Safety provides police and emergency services 24 hours a day.

(Image credit: Ian Terpin)