List of Stanford University residence halls
Branner Hall is a coed upper-class (i.e., no freshmen) dormitory with a focus on public service. It houses 125 students, mostly in two-room doubles. It is named after University President John Casper Branner. It was built in 1924 and was designed by the San Francisco firm of Bakewell and Brown. It was originally an all-male dormitory and later all-female before becoming coed.
Crothers hall is an upperclass residence split in to two dorms named Crothers Hall and Crothers Memorial. The dorm has a global citizenship focus. Both Crothers Hall and Crothers Memorial are a mix of single rooms and one room doubles. The dorm is named after early partner of the university, George Crothers.
Florence Moore Hall
Florence Moore Hall, often abbreviated as FloMo, consists of seven different houses: Alondra, Cardenal, Faisan, Gavilan, Loro, Mirlo, and Paloma. It was built in 1956 as a women's dormitory; today all seven building are co-ed. Three of the houses are the home of the Structured Liberal Education program.
Sterling Quad comprises four houses: Adams, Schiff, Robinson, and Potter. Adams and Schiff form what is known as the Freshman-Sophomore College (FroSoCo), a two-year residential college.
Lagunita Court, usually called "Lag" (pronounced "log"), was built in the 1930s and renovated in 1998. It is named for the adjacent, seasonal lake Lagunita. It consists of six small residential buildings, or "houses", arranged around a central courtyard. The houses are Eucalipto, Granada and Adelfa on the west side, and Naranja and Ujamaa (which consists of two buildings formerly named Olivo and Magnolia) on the east. Ujamaa is the home of the African American theme program and Adelfa has a writing focus. Originally built for women students, Lag is now coed.
Manzanita Park consists of three buildings, Kimball Hall (the theme house of the complex), Castaño Hall, and Lantana, with a central dining area. Kimball Hall is named for the primary donors, William and Sara Kimball, and opened in 1991. The three-story buildings house approximately 425 students, all upperclassmen (no freshmen), in a mix of single rooms, double rooms, and three-person quads. They are built on the site of a former trailer park in use for student housing since 1967.
Roble Hall, built in 1917 and designed by architect George W. Kelham, is the oldest dormitory at Stanford still in use as a dormitory. It was built as a women's dormitory and later was used exclusively for freshman women; it was converted to a coed residence in 1968.
Lucie Stern Hall, named for a generous Stanford donor, was built in 1948 and renovated in 1995. Its style represents "Stanford’s brief departure into architectural modernism" by not following the usual Stanford pattern of sandstone-colored, arcaded buildings with red tile roofs. It comprises six houses that accommodate about 100 students each; some are all-freshman houses and others are four-class. The houses named for California pioneers are Burbank, Donner, Larkin, Serra and Twain; the sixth house is Casa Zapata and has a Chicano-Latino cross-cultural theme.
Toyon Hall is an all-sophomore dorm, designed by Bakewell and Brown and built in 1923 to house 150 men. Toyon was the home of the Stanford Eating Clubs, a system of originally all-male organizations which served a social function as well as a food service plan. The eating clubs became co-ed during the 1970s, and the eating club system was abolished in 2009.
Wilbur Hall houses 707 students in eight houses surrounding a common dining complex. It is named for Stanford's third president, Ray Lyman Wilbur. It was built in the late 1940s and represents an architectural departure from Stanford's usual theme of sandstone-colored, arcaded buildings with red tile roofs. Originally built for men students, it is now coed. Seven of the houses (Arroyo, Cedro, Junipero, Otero, Rinconada, Soto and Trancos) are all-freshman houses; Okada (originally Madera) is a four-class house with an Asian American cross-cultural theme.
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