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Your education doesn’t begin and end at the classroom door.

At Stanford GSB, you will also learn from a community of people eager to share their experiences and knowledge. Stanford’s residential environment was designed to foster these connections.

Whether you choose to live on- or off-campus, you have a wide variety of Stanford housing options for single students, students with spouses or partners, and students with families. To meet the deadline for Stanford’s housing lottery system, you will need to submit your application to the MBA Program in the first or second round. If you apply in round three, you will still be eligible for a very limited number of rooms in the Schwab Residential Center, and will be waitlisted in the Stanford housing lottery (for all non-Schwab housing).

Stanford GSB Housing Options

Schwab Residential Center

Home to approximately 200 single, first-year MBA students — as well as a handful of single MSx Fellows — Schwab Residential Center offers beautiful open space, relaxing lounges, a computer lab, and study rooms. Each resident enjoys a private living area and bath, as well as a shared kitchen. Often referred to as “grad student heaven,” Schwab is directly across the street from the Knight Management Center.

Highland Hall

Situated next to Schwab and across from the Knight Management Center, Highland Hall is scheduled to open in fall 2016.

Other Graduate Housing Options

Escondido Village (EV)

The largest graduate housing option on campus, both single students and those with families live in Escondido’s private apartments. With a shared garden, a rental co-op, and a host of social activities, the nearly 3,800 “EV” residents are a vibrant, busy community-within-a-community. Options range from one- to three-bedroom flats, in both low-rise and midrise buildings.

Munger Graduate Residences

With premium apartments for 600 students, Munger graduate housing is centrally located on the Stanford campus. Munger residences range from studios to four-bedroom units. The architecturally distinctive property features fully furnished, air-conditioned apartments with spacious living areas and contemporary full kitchens.

Lyman Graduate Residences

With 112 two-bedroom apartments, Lyman is home to 224 single students. Features include a circular commons surrounding a 60-foot oak tree, a large TV lounge, and even a piano practice room.

Liliore Green Rains Houses

One of Stanford’s largest housing complexes, Liliore Green Rains houses nearly 800 single students who occupy Rains’ two- and four-bedroom apartments, clustered around lawns and courtyards. Rains is home to the Multicultural Theme House, which seeks to support the needs of students of color. It’s also part of a pilot program for gender-neutral housing.


Students who prefer to live off-campus can select from a wide variety of nearby neighborhoods. Stanford’s Community Housing Services (CHS) offers information and assistance to students wishing to live off campus. A comprehensive portfolio of information is available by mail, free of charge to admitted students. Other off-campus housing information is available online, in local newspapers, and through local property management companies.


Alumni Spotlight

As a first-year student I lived on campus, which made it easy to socialize with classmates. I lived off campus my second year and appreciated the buffer between school and life. The tradeoff is that it takes a little more work to see people that I used to run into more casually.


Alumni Spotlight

On-campus housing is incredible for families — it’s close enough that you can get home for lunch a few days a week, and your backyard is a huge park with kids playing out there for hours.

Last Updated 2 Dec 2015