Frequently Asked Questions About Graduate Life at Stanford

Couples Housing, Singles Housing, Students with Children Housing

When do applications open: May 1st (typically)

Where can I find information about my housing options:

You will see examples of student housing on the housing tour during interviews. 


Can you stay in the same housing the duration of your PhD: YES       


Can I apply with a group of graduate students to live together: YES


Is there a Gender Inclusive Housing option: YES



What is the deadline for the housing application:

                                    June 10th (typically, also when renewal is due)


What is my move in date (2020-2021): 


August 7, 2020

Students with school-age children


August 20, 2020

Pre-clinical MD & MAPA students


August 21, 2020

Early arrival option for all students


August 24, 2020

First-year law students


August 28, 2020 

Early arrival option for all students


September 4, 2020

Early arrival option for all students


September 11, 2020

All students


December 31, 2020

All students


March 27, 2021

All students


June 19, 2021

All students

What are the housing rates:


I am a Graduate Student with children what are my options:



I am a Married Graduate student without children what are my options:


I am a Single Graduate student what are my options:


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Public Transportation and Parking

Parking Permits:


EVGR Car Free Club:


Rideshare Programs: 


Marguerite Shuttle:  


Bike Safety and Registration:


Free Transit Options and Incentives:


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Mental Well Being (What programs support mental well being?)



Wellness Network:


Well Being at Stanford:


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Physical Well Being (How can I support my physical well being at Stanford, and what programs are available for students with disabilities?)

Vaden Medical Services:


Office of Accessible Education:


Diversity Access Office:


Physical Education Recreation and Wellness:


Stanford Recreation Classes:


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Diversity and Inclusion (What programs and offices are in place to support diversity?)


SOLID Program:             


Peer Mentoring Program:


Graduate Life Office:



Inclusion and Diversity Office:


First Generation Office:


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Social Well Being (What Centers and student groups on campus support my identities?)

Asian American Activities Center:


Black Community Services Center:


El Centro Chicano y Latino:


Hillel at Stanford:


Markaz Resource Center:


Native American Cultural Center:


Queer Student Resources



Women’s Center:

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Academic Well Being (What resources are available to support my academic success?)


Graduate Academic Advising:



Schwab Learning Center: 



Student E-Forms:



Career Center: 



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Applying for External Funding (How do I apply for external funding and what can I get funded?)

Travel Grant Program:

Graduate Student Assistantship:

Salary and TAL tables: 


Financial Aid and Tax Information:


Student Mini-Grants:


Financial Hardship Funding:      

            NIH F30:









            SBSA Grant Webpage:


Amy Erickson sends frequent emails with funding opportunities (both internal and external)


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