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A thriving residential campus and community of creative and accomplished people from around the world
81 Student Residences
625+ Organized Student Groups
11,000+ Students Living on campus
Comprising more than 25 offices and centers, Student Affairs provides a broad range of services and support to Stanford students, including leadership development, residential programs, public service, career exploration and community engagement.
Housing & Dining
Nearly all undergraduates and more than 60% of graduate students reside in 81 diverse campus housing facilities. Eight dining halls, a teaching kitchen and organic gardens provide the campus community with healthy, sustainable meals.
Residential & Dining Enterprises
Community Engagement & Diversity
These programs support the student community:
Haas Center for Public Service
Office of Religious Life
Graduate Life Office
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Our campus nickname originates from the days when horses rather than students roamed what previously was the farm of university founders Leland and Jane Stanford.
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Arts & Culture
The Arts at Stanford
Stanford has a rich tradition of fostering creativity and the arts. A vibrant campus “arts district” is situated along Palm Drive near the Oval.
The Arts at Stanford
The Stanford campus is home to two world-class museums.
Cantor Center for the Visual Arts
Stanford Live presents a wide range of performances and distinctive performing arts experiences.
Athletics & Fitness
Stanford students compete in 36 varsity sports and 32 club sports.
Recreation and Wellness
Students, faculty and staff enjoy state-of-the-art recreational facilities and wellness programs.
Recreation & Wellness
Stanford offers incentives, programs and activities that promote health and wellness.
Getting Around & Campus Safety
Biking is a popular way to get around campus. Transit options also include a free campus shuttle and car-share. Public Safety provides police and emergency services 24 hours a day.
Parking & Transportation
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