A thriving residential campus and community of creative and accomplished people from around the world
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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.
Community Engagement & Diversity
Other programs supporting the student community:
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.
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 museums.
Stanford Live presents a wide range of performances and distinctive performing arts experiences.
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.
Stanford offers incentives, programs and activities that promote health and wellness.
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.