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Residential Education

Photograph of Koren Bakkegard in JPG format.
Photograph by Sean A. Mckibbon-Ray

Koren Bakkegard

Interim Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Residential Education

Tel: (650) 725-2800

Residential Education, also referred to as ResEd, at Stanford provides undergraduates with a range of skills, abilities, capacities, character traits and habits of mind that they will need in order to flourish in their lives, be engaged citizens and become future leaders capable of changing the world.

ResEd operates by the principle that living and learning should be integrated, and that formal teaching, informal learning and personal development are important components of a Stanford education. Accordingly, ResEd complements the academic curriculum with opportunities and programs that are essential to preparation for a life of leadership, intellectual engagement, citizenship and service.

ResEd intentionally shapes Stanford’s undergraduate residential environments in order to ensure that students are whole human beings who live useful, creative, responsible and reflective lives. The residential environments are divided into two kinds:  the Resident Fellow Program (faculty and senior staff-led houses); and the Row Program (student-led houses). The time students spend living on campus is a period of great learning and development that will enhance their Stanford experience in meaningful ways.