Student Discounts & Local Shops

Below you will find a list of local shops and banks to help you get settled into your new home at Stanford. This is not an exhaustive list but these locations have proven to be accessible to many as they arrived to campus and moved into their new residences. Approaching Stanford does not formally endorse any of the shops or discounts listed on this page. Some businesses may not be open for Autumn 2020, please check in advance.

For Autumn 2020, please note that we strongly discourage furniture and any large items. We recommend only essential items for your dorm room. 

Stanford Discounts

Cell Phones & Mobile Devices for Personal Use

Stanford service discounts for various cell phone plans (Stanford IT Services).

Stanford Bookstore

[Currently pick-up only] Stanford students receive 7% off all textbooks purchased and twice a year there are student appreciation days, when everything in the store is 20% off.

Save on computers and software with educational pricing. Apple Store for Education: Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software and select third party products to college students and parents buying for a college student. 

SSE Stanford Student Store

[Currently closed] Located in Tresidder Union, the Stanford Student Store is a division of Stanford Student Enterprises (SSE). There is always an in-store 10% discount for students. Just show your SUID.

SuperShuttle

Ride SuperShuttle to and from SFO, SJC and OAK, and receive $6.00 off each way on Shared Ride using the Stanford discount code (Parking & Transportation Services).

On-Campus Banks, Services, and Shops

Campus Bike Shop | Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford

FedEx Office Business Center (campus package receiving center) | Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford [Currently pick-up only]

Stanford Bookstore | near White Plaza519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford [Currently pick-up only]

Stanford Federal Credit Union | Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford

Stanford Student StoreTresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford [Currently closed]

US Post Office | near White Plaza531 Lasuen Mall, Stanford

Wells Fargo Bank | Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford

Vaden - Walgreens Pharmacy | Vaden Health Center, 866 Campus Dr, Stanford

The Market at Munger | Munger Graduate Residence, 554 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford

EVGR Marketplace | Escondido Village Graduate Residences

The Axe and Palm | Old Union

Off-Campus Local Banks & Shops

Bicycle Services 

Bike Connection | 2011 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Cardinal Bike Shop | 1955 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Mike’s Bikes of Palo Alto | 4233 W Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

Palo Alto Bicycles | 171 University Ave, Palo Alto


Electronics

Best Buy | 2460 E Charleston Rd, Mountain View

Fry’s Electronics | 340 Portage Ave, Palo Alto


Finance

Bank of America | 395 Quarry Rd, Palo Alto | ATM: Tresidder Memorial Union, 459 Lagunita Dr, Stanford


Groceries

Costco | 1000 N Rengstorff Ave, Mountain View (Rengstorff Shopping Ctr) | 2300 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City

Safeway | 2811 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto | 525 El Camino Real, Menlo Park | 325 S Sharon Park Dr, Menlo Park (aka "Secret Safeway") | 645 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View (San Antonio Shopping Ctr)

Trader Joe’s | 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Town & Country Shopping Ctr) | 720 Menlo Ave, Menlo Park | 590 Showers Dr, Mountain View (San Antonio Shopping Ctr)

Whole Foods | 774 Emerson St, Palo Alto | 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos (near San Antonio Shopping Ctr) | 1250 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City


Home Goods - For Autumn 2020, please note that we strongly discourage furniture and any large items. We recommend only essential items for your dorm room.

Bed, Bath and Beyond | 2470 Charleston Rd, Mountain View | 1950 El Camino Real, Redwood City

The Container Store | 500 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto

Home Depot | 1781 E Bayshore Rd, East Palo Alto (Ravenswood Shopping Ctr)

IKEA | 1700 E Bayshore Rd, East Palo Alto (Ravenswood Shopping Ctr)

Target | 555 Showers Dr, Mountain View (San Antonio Shopping Ctr) | 2485 El Camino Real, Redwood City

Wal-Mart | 600 Showers Dr, Mountain View (San Antonio Shopping Ctr)


Pharmacy

CVS Pharmacy | 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto (Town & Country Shopping Ctr) | 352 University Ave, Palo Alto | 325 Sharon Park Dr, Menlo Park | 700 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Walgreens | Vaden Health Center | Palo Alto Medical Foundation, 795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto | 217 Alma St, Palo Alto | 300 University Ave, Palo Alto


Shopping Centers

Stanford Shopping Center | 660 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto [Currently curbside pick-up]