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Our vision for Stanford's undergraduate residential communities is being implemented in coordination with many other initiatives.

APRIL 16, 2019

Dear students,

It is with great pleasure that we share with you the “ResX Task Force Final Report: A Vision for Stanford’s Undergraduate Residences,” which we presented April 9 at a meeting of the Board of Trustees. Based on the input of many hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the report describes a plan for our undergraduate residences for the next century. 

The ResX project has been in process since last spring, when the provost charged the task force with determining the ideal frosh housing configuration, neighborhood concept, staff structure, and housing assignment process. The report addresses these four subjects in great detail with an overarching focus on three major objectives: supporting the health and well-being of our students, ensuring community and belonging on campus, and advancing intellectual and personal growth. If there is one lesson to be drawn from the feedback you provided, it is that these objectives must be our top priorities.

The president and provost have reviewed and accepted the report and today’s release to campus marks a transition from the design and development to implementation phase. We will continue to ask for your input and would like to invite you to join one or more of our first set of implementation teams. These teams will begin meeting this quarter to study, discuss and formulate recommendations on our next steps in alignment with the ResX vision. We invite you to learn more and volunteer to participate.

While the work of translating recommendations into reality begins this spring, it will continue over the next decade, especially with respect to transitioning to a neighborhood model. Expect a great deal of communication and requests for your consultation. Your insight is essential as we build the Stanford undergraduate residential experience of the future.


Susie Brubaker-Cole
Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Harry Elam
Senior Vice Provost for Education




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