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Campus Life

Our thriving residential campus is home to a community of creative and accomplished people from around the world.

600+ Organized student groups
81 Undergraduate student residences
14,000+ Students living on campus

Student Life

Student Affairs

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 about 72% of graduate students reside in 81 undergraduate student residences and 151 graduate on-campus residences. Nine dining halls, a teaching kitchen, and organic gardens provide the campus community with healthy, sustainable meals.

Community Engagement & Diversity

Other programs supporting the student community:

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 Stanford campus is home to two world-class art museums.

Performing Arts

Stanford Live presents a wide range of performances and distinctive performing arts experiences.

Athletics, Recreation, & Wellness

Recreation and Wellness

Students, faculty, and staff enjoy state-of-the-art recreational facilities and wellness programs.

Cardinal Athletics

Stanford students compete in 36 varsity sports and 43 club sports.

Staff members enter Stanford Stadium for the annual Cardinal Walk


Stanford offers incentives, programs, and activities that promote health and wellness.

Getting Around

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.