Living and Eating On Campus

A SoCo faculty member speaks with students in a dorm lounge

SoCo Campus Housing

SoCo students are housed in both Wilbur Hall and Stern Hall.  Students are assigned a roommate (usually a classmate) and live in doubles. Room and roommate assignments are provided upon arrival at check-in. Sophomore College Assistants (SCAs) will live on the floor with their students and are assigned singles. 

You will have access to laundry and computer cluster as usual, although many houses put lounge amenities away for the summer. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR STUDENT ID CARD to access your residence entrances and receive meals at your designated dining hall. If you have lost your ID card, you must get a new one at the Stanford Card Office>(Tresidder Union, 2nd floor, Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.) prior to your return to campus.

Students move into their fall housing assignment at the end of the second week of the program, during the Get Your Move On Event. You will be responsible for moving all your stuff.

SoCo Campus Dining

SoCo students eat in Arrillaga Dining Commons; it is the only Stanford dining hall where SoCo covers student meals through to the start of fall dining contracts. Students are responsible for their own meals once dorm dining contracts begin.  Please note that some fall housing, including some fraternity/sorority houses and row houses, may not begin dining service until the first day of autumn quarter.

If your seminar includes travel, check with your seminar for more information about for off-campus dining; as with any travel, dining options are often restricted and accommodations that are possible by Stanford Dining may not be available. If you have specific dining requirements, plan for yourself as you would for any other travel event.

Housing Accommodations

If you indicate a housing OAE accommodation, we will confirm your accommodation needs directly with OAE.  SoCo will make every attempt to address accommodation requests confirmed by OAE. We will ask you to report any other particular requirements in the post-confirmation questionnaire, as well. See SoCo Accommdation Requests for more details. 

SoCo Community Standards

  • As a participant in Sophomore College you will conduct yourself as a representative of Stanford, and will be respectful to other persons and property while on-campus and traveling. 
  • Sophomore College is a SUBSTANCE FREE program. Alcohol use or use of purchase for others can result in immediate dismissal from the program and dorm housing; students will be responsible for any subsequent expenses. See Stanford's Alcohol Policy.
  • SCAs will establish community norm with classes, including mandatory times to begin the day, living in program housing, preparing for travel, and rules of travel. Dorm restroom usage rules may be different from the academic year.  
  • While in SoCo program housing you must comply with all University policies governing occupancy, including those set forth on R&DE Student Housing’s website: http://studenthousing.stanford.edu. There is NO LOFTING in the summer, no exceptions.

Cars and Bikes

  • You can bring a vehicle to campus, but it must have a permit from Parking and Transportation Services. If you have purchased a year-long permit for a different area of campus, ask PT&S to provide a courtesy permit for parking near Wilbur for the time you are in program housing, when you arrive on campus.
  • Bikes must be parked and locked in the racks provided by your dorm. For safety reasons, do not park in corridors, entry halls, common areas or on the sidewalks. If your bike is found in the hallways, fire and safety hazard codes necessitate their immediate removal without warning.

 September is a period of transition, with many groups of people moving in and moving out in preparation for autumn quarter. During this transitional period dorm houses are especially vulnerable to safety breaches. Take the following steps to keep yourself and your dormmates safe:

  • Get to know your neighbors and be aware of your surroundings. Non-SoCo participants will be in the dorms, as RAs are in training, and student-athletes and international students arrive to campus early.
  • Report any suspicious persons in the dorm to your SCA or Dorm Front Desk, or RAD.
  • Take care to prevent strangers from entering the dorm as you enter and exit the building. (Any maintenance staff working in the dorms is required to wear and display appropriate staff ID badges.)
  • Don’t lend your room key or ID to others.
  • Always lock your door and windows when not in your room.  Think of your room as an apartment, not a bedroom.  Lock it or Lose it!
  • Review R&DE Emergency Guidelines

RESOURCES AND EMERGENCY CONTACTS

  • Police, Fire, Ambulance: 911 (campus phones: 9-911)
  • Stanford Police (Non-emergency): 650-723-9633
  • Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): 24-hour on-call service, resources 650-723-3785
  • Stanford Confidential Sexual Assault Counselors: 650-725-9955
  • YWCA Sexual Assault Center: 650-493-7273
  • VADEN: 650-723-4841
  • Maintenance emergencies: Call 650-725-1602