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Housing

MORE INFO COMING SOON!
 

Pilot Transitional Housing for Incoming Postdoctoral Scholars
A pilot program will provide short-term housing for incoming scholars while they look for permanent housing. The goal of this program, which will launch in late spring, is to allow newly arrived scholars to settle into their research groups, learn about the area, and explore housing from a safe space that does not require a credit history or deposit.

Please check this web page frequently for more information and the application process, will be posted soon.

Help tickets submitted for more information on this program will be directed back to this web page for future updates.

 

Current Resources

Postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to apply for university housing  through the graduate housing lottery. For those not assigned to university housing, the Residential & Dining Enterprises Community Housing Office has detailed information, resources, and listings for local housing.

University Housing FAQs

I'm only paid monthly, but they want three months of rent at once. What do I do? 
We have an agreement with Housing that postdocs can pay on a monthly basis, with no late fees or penalties. Let OPA know if you have any questions about that. 

What happens if I transfer to another department while in university housing? 

Let OPA and Housing know that you're not leaving Stanford, just transferring to another department. Otherwise, the system might think you're leaving Stanford and you would thus have to leave your housing assignment.  

Are there any resources available to help with relocation needs to and from Stanford, including international moves?
The Stanford Moving Services Site is a valuable resource. It is full of guidance and tips that can help with postdocs relocation needs to and from Stanford. While relocation and/or reimbursement funds for travel are not guaranteed, they can sometimes be requested from the individual faculty/PI when bringing a postdoc onboard. 


 

Please note: Full access to Stanford housing services may require a SUNet ID. Contact your departmental postdoctoral administrator to discuss how and when to obtain yours.

Other non-Stanford Options:

Temporary Housing Resources:

Several types of temporary housing might be available to you while you search for permanent housing:

Please note: Full access to Stanford housing services may require a SUNet ID. Contact your departmental postdoctoral administrator to discuss how and when to obtain yours.

 

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