Stanford accommodation for non-Stanford student
I'm currently a computer science student, but not in Stanford. In April, I'll be coming over to Palo Alto for 6 months to work as a software developer in a tech startup, but then I'm going back to university to finish my degree.
I was wondering if maybe it's possible to somehow live in Stanford halls of residence, even if I'm not a student at Stanford. It's just that I'm still a student, and have never lived in the US, and thought that if I get to live in Stanford halls, I would make friends more easily, meet more people, and have a fun time. I guess I could take some Stanford classes, but not too much since I'll be having a full-time job, maybe some evening classes ? Would that qualify me for halls ? You think it's a good idea ?
If not, any other ideas where I could live in, in Palo Alto, for 6 months ? Should I just rent an apartment maybe, off craigslist ?
Stanford housing is for Stanford students.
You will probably have a fun time hanging out with the other people you are working with.
You will find plenty of off-campus options near Stanford. On Sand Hill Road, many people find the Oak Creek furnished apartments a good option.
Based on info. on the following page, you need to be somehow affiliated with Stanford or a program taking place at Stanford to use any student housing. There are some suggestions of where to look for off campus housing:
[url=http://www.stanford.edu/dept/rde/cgi-bin/drupal/housing/apply/summer-stanford-matriculated-graduate-students]Summer Stanford Matriculated Graduate Students | Student Housing[/url]
Even if you could unofficially sublet someone's Stanford housing, you wouldn't be able to use the Internet because it requires a Stanford account to log in. Nor will you be able to get a parking space.
The best way for you to get housing is to sublet housing from a grad student. This is usually easy during the summer and more difficult during a given term, but there are plenty of grad students who are out during a given quarter. They're more stingy about subletting if you aren't a student, so beware. I can say there's very little chance you will get to live in one of the undergraduate halls on campus (if you aren't taking a class simultaneously, and that's exorbitantly expensive), but you'd have a good shot at the graduate housing since that doesn't depend on the housing office. The best place to check is [url=http://www.supost.com]SUpost Classifieds[/url]. Also you might find something on craigslist.
[quote]you wouldn't be able to use the Internet because it requires a Stanford account to log in. Nor will you be able to get a parking space. [/quote]
Not true - you can get both a temporary network pass as well as a temporary parking space...
^ I see at least half your posts just rail against Stanford (why bother when you supposedly didn't apply?); comments like that are just dumb, especially given that Abe Liu was at the school you applied SCEA to.
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