Both Affiliates and Enrolled Participants are eligible for on-campus housing for the duration of the Institute.
Options for accommodation will include shared dormitory rooms and single dormitory rooms. As part of our negotiated rates, all dormitory housing packages include an obligatory full dining plan. These plans provide 3 meals, every day. All meals are served in or near the residences, and Institute classes and events will be scheduled around the dining times.
Information about how to submit payment for housing (and tuition/affiliate fees) will be sent to registered participants via email. Final payments are due by June 6, 2007.
The housing packages cover the nights of June 30 — July 27. You may move into your housing on Saturday, June 30 and you will be expected to move out on Saturday, July 28. Early arrivals or late departures for institute participants can no longer be arranged.
The official Check-In period for all Institute housing is 2pm-5pm on June 30th; Check-Out will be 7am-9am on July 28th. Information on check-in outside this period is available on the Arrival Information page. Preliminary information about Check-Out is available on this page.
At Check-In, each Institute participant will receive a packet with information about Stanford, and about the Institute, an Institute I.D. card (for access to the library and other facilities), a meal-plan electronic transponder, and a key for the assigned housing.
Each housing facility has an associated Service Center, open every day from 8am to 10pm. The Service Center deals with questions involving your residence, including repairs, maintenance, and lockouts. See these guest maps and follow the links for your relevant Service Center.
The Service Center you should contact depends on your housing assignment:
|Housing||Service Center Location|
|Branner||Wilbur Service Center|
|Roble||Florence Moore Service Center|
|Two-br apartments (Rains)||Escondido Village Service Center|
|Studios (Escondido Village)||Escondido Village Service Center|
If you need to check in outside the official Check-In period, you can check in at the Service Center associated with your housing (which deals only with housing-related inquiries) between 8am and 10pm on the day of your arrival. If you will need to check in after 10 PM because of a flight that arrives late in the evening, you MUST arrange this ahead of time with Institute staff. Unless you pre-arrange this, there will not be anyone to meet you and give you your key. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests for early or late Check-In or Check-Out.
If you have signed up and paid for on-campus housing, you will be notified via email about the location of your dormitory and the associated Service Center.Housing Check-Out
The official Check-Out period for all Institute housing will be 7am-9am on July 28th. If you are living in Branner or Roble, you can check-out right at your dormitory. For those assigned in two-bedroom apartments (Rains) or studios (Escondido Village), you must check-out at the Escondido Village service center, located near the corner of Campus Drive and Escondido Road. If you are leaving on July 28th, you MUST check out during the official Check-Out period. If you are not departing til later in the day, we will be announcing arrangements about what to do if you want to leave your luggage somewhere til closer to your departure time.
If you are checking out before or after July 28th, you will need to go to the Service Center associated with your housing during their hours of operation, 8am-10pm. Please contact the Service Center in advance to make arrangements if you will be leaving outside these hours.
Information about getting to campus from the airport can be found on the arrivals page.
There is no housing option for Enrolled Participants without a meal plan. Enrolled Participants may choose to live in a triple, a double or quad, or a single.
Triples are rooms containing three twin beds—three people sharing one room.
Doubles are rooms containing two twin beds—two people sharing one room.
Quads are suites in which there are two rooms each containing two twin beds and one common room in the middle - two people sharing each bedroom and four people sharing the common room. Each bedroom contains a sink and a mirror.
Singles are rooms containing one twin bed—one person per room.
All dormitories have shared bathrooms (on each hallway or floor).
The prices for the Enrolled Participant housing options are below:
3-room quad $1600
You will be asked for your housing preference on the Enrolled Participant registration form; however, we cannot guarantee anyone their first choice of housing type. We will assign housing based on availability.
All options listed below include a full meal plan (3 meals per day, 28 days). There are no currently guaranteed housing options on campus for Affiliates without a full meal plan. Affiliates have the option to live in a double or quad dorm room, a single dorm room, a shared 2-bedroom apartment, or a studio apartment.
Most of our Institute attendees will be housed in two dormitories occupied only by Institute attendees. Our third dormitory is shared with other programs, but we have designated floors for Institute attendees. There are several types of rooms available:
SHARED rooms contain two or three twin beds - with a desk for each occupant.
SINGLE rooms contain one twin bed - one person per room.
None of these room options has a bathroom attached. All dormitory residents will used shared bathrooms (on each hallway or floor).
We have two options available for non-dormitory housing:
SHARED APARTMENTS have a common room and 2 bedrooms with a twin (essentially, a single) bed in each room; they also include a bathroom. The meal plan is offered at a nearby serving facility. The availability of these units is limited.
STUDIO apartments have a combined living/sleeping area and a full (double) bed; they also include a bathroom. The meal plan is offered at a nearby serving facility. Double occupancy is also available for couples in the studio apartments. The availability of these units is limited.
The prices for the Affiliate housing options are listed below; they include a full meal plan for 28 days:
|shared dorm room||$2000 per person|
|single dorm room||$2250 per person|
|shared 2-bedroom apt||$2450 per person|
|studio||$3000 single occupancy|
|studio||$4250 double occupancy|
When you go through adminstrative registration, you will be asked for your ranked housing preferences; however, we cannot guarantee anyone their first choice of housing type. We will assign housing based on availability.
No rooms or apartments on campus have air-conditioning (though most classrooms do), as the climate does not necessitate it. The climate statistics for July are: average high 79F (26C), average low 57F (14C), average rainfall 0.03in (0.75mm).
Smoking is not allowed in or near any building, classroom or residence on the Stanford University campus. Specifically, no smoking is allowed within 20 feet of any building, nor in a place where smoke is blown by the wind back towards any building.
You will need a parking permit if you wish to park near on-campus housing. More information about parking can be found on the Local Information page.
All housing options have nearby laundry facilities, some of which are coin-operated.
Attendees are not obliged to live on-campus, but short-term housing in the area is scarce and expensive. The best listings of local options are found in the Palo Alto Weekly and Craig's List.
Participants living in on-campus housing will eat their meals in one of two dining halls near their dormitory or apartment building. Meal plans include 3 meals per day, for 28 days.
Campus Dining Hours:
Please note: all times here are for the serving of food; participants will be able to stay and eat meals for 30 minutes after the end of the each of these periods:
The first regular Institute-plan meal is dinner on June 30th, and the last regular plan meal is breakfast on July 28th.
For individuals who have not purchased a meal plan, meal tickets for individual meals in campus dining facilities can be purchased in advance from the Institute office; payment must be in cash or check drawn on a U.S. bank. Rates are as follows:
2-bedroom apartments: These apartments have no linen service. Residents will need to bring or buy their own sheets, pillows, blankets, towels, etc. Linen packs (including a full set of bed linens and bath towels) may be rented for $40 (with a $30 deposit) for those rooms that do not have linen service. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in renting a linen pack.
Dormitory rooms: These rooms have weekly linen service. Bedspread, blanket, sheets, pillow and pillowcase, two towels, one washcloth, and a small bar of soap are provided, and sheets, pillowcases and towels are changed weekly.
Studio apartments: These apartments have what is called "full service". Bedspread, blanket, sheets, pillow and pillowcase, two towels, two washcloths, bathmat, and soap are provided. Apartments are cleaned daily (except Sundays). Bed linens are changed weekly, and towels are changed daily. A reading lamp, alarm clock, fan, and phone are provided in each apartment.
Smoking is not allowed in or near any building, classroom or residence on the Stanford University campus. Specifically, no smoking is allowed OUTSIDE within 20 feet of any building, nor in a place where smoke is blown by the wind back towards any building. There are severe penalties for smoking inside residence rooms.