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Neighborhoods: 2022-23 Updates

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Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the housing assignments and RA selection processes.

We’re entering our second year of implementing a neighborhood model for undergraduate housing at Stanford. The core vision for our neighborhoods is to foster a campus where students are connected to one another and connected to their home, and where they have autonomy to explore the campus and their passions, but always have a consistent “home base” to which they can return. 

View the recent Stanford Report story

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Key Principles

The neighborhood model is part of the ResX initiative, with the following key principles:   

  • Ensure personal and intellectual growth for every student
  • Support and advance student health & well-being
  • Build community & a sense of belonging for students
  • Advance equity & inclusion on our campus 
 Back row starting from the left Luis Cruz and Ari Barbella-Blaha front row Edward Joel Garcia Cortez, Laisha Ozuna and Adan Marquez
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What’s Next

 Convocation, DEI. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Neighborhood Life

Neighborhood events, community councils and social life.

Frosh Saba Weatherspoon checking into her residence hall. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

The First Year

All frosh housing and theme houses.

Stanford Sophomore Welcome event Photo Booth image of attending students.

The Sophomore Year

Fostering a sense of community for the Class of 2024.

 Sydney Clara Nagy, Morgan Huntsinger Wyatt, Ella Grace Booker,Jayela Sydney Lopez,Josie Rose Gross-Whitaker,Merissa Bryn Rieken and Mona Hicks. Credit: Andrew Brodhead

Junior & Senior Year

Independent living on the Row and in apartments.

A woman reads a book written in braille. Credit: @tescka1 via Freepik

Disability Needs

More housing and dining options for students with disabilities.

 5/31/2003 Casa Zapata, the university's Latino/Chicano ethnic dormitory, unveiled a new student-created mural May 31 as part of its 30th anniversary celebration. The mural's theme, "family", reflects the feeling of living in the dorm, according to event organizers. The mural is located in the dorm's lounge. Credit:  Linda A. Cicero / Stanford News Service

University Theme Houses

Learn more about the themes for the 2022-23 academic year.

Have a further look at Neighborhoods