Dorms and meals for ages 17 and under

Updated: November 16, 2023

Counselors, check-ins, and curfews

As a dorm resident, you’ll be supervised by our experienced and dedicated SJW counseling staff. Counselors take roll at the morning meeting every day at 9:00 a.m., and conduct a late wake-up check at 9:15 a.m. in the dorms. After classes end each day, the counselors host a daily check-in meeting where they go over that evening’s activity options with dorm residents, and take roll once more. At that time, you’ll be able to join in on counselor-led activities or attend Stanford Jazz Festival events.

At 10:00 p.m. each evening, you must either check in with the dorm duty counselor and go to bed, or check in at the general 10:00 p.m. meeting to attend the CoHo Faculty Jam. After 10:00 p.m., all dorm residents must either be in their dorms or at the CoHo with the counselor on duty. If you attend the counselor-supervised CoHo Jam, you will be escorted back to the dorm by midnight. Counselors will do a final check-in at the dorm and then monitor the halls throughout the night. 

Ignoring instructions from counselors, being late to classes or meetings, going out of bounds or breaking curfew can result in expulsion from SJW.

Meal cards 

You’ll receive two meal cards that will cover food costs at Tresidder Student Union vendors and Stanford Dining cafeterias for the entire week. Each card will have funds to cover the costs of your meals for the week. Please use your meal cards responsibly in order to make the funds last throughout the week. 

Please report lost cards immediately to a counselor or to SJW staff, since they are as valuable as cash. New meal cards must be ordered and processed through University Dining, so please keep your card in a secure spot when not in use.

A few retail food services do not accept meal cards. Bring some cash to camp if you want to purchase food from these or other non-participating food vendors. Counselors will review the meal plan with you and give you a tour of food vendors on your first day of camp.

There are lots of great places to eat on campus! Click here for more information.

Key deposit accepted beginning July 6

Stanford University requires a key deposit of $250 of all dorm residents. The deposit is a credit card authorization only – your credit card will not be charged unless we notify you that your key has been reported missing by Stanford Housing after check-out at the end of camp. 

We’ll contact you at least one week prior to your arrival at SJW with instructions on how to submit your deposit through your SJW online account. You must submit your key deposit before you arrive, but we will not be able to take credit card deposits before July 6, as credit card authorizations only stay active for a limited amount of time. The authorization on your card will automatically expire after our programs end. Please note that you may see a pending hold on your bank statement until the authorization automatically expires.

Key return policy

At the end of your week, return your keys directly to Stanford Housing — not to SJW counselors or office staff. We’ll provide instructions and directions to make it easy to return your keys. When you return your key to Stanford Housing, you will receive a key return receipt. Please hold on to this, as you will need to refer to it if there is any discrepancy concerning your key. All keys must be returned upon checkout: We’ll send specific times and locations for key return to you directly. If keys are not returned by that time, Stanford will re-key the room and the $250 key deposit will be charged to your credit card.

SJW counselors and staff will not be responsible for any lost keys.

Check-In/Check-Out Notification due June 15

We’ll notify you of your scheduled check-in time for your first day of camp. If you are not able to arrive by your scheduled check-in time, or if you need to arrange an early arrival for the day before, please notify us as soon as possible, and no later than June 15.

Check-In/Check-Out Times

Subject to change.

ProgramCheck-InFriday Check-OutSaturday Check-Out
Jazz Camp week 1Sun, July 14, TBDFri, July 19, 5-7 p.m.Sat, July 20, 8-10 a.m.
Jazz Camp PackageSun, July 14, TBDFri, July 26, 5-7 p.m.Sat, July 27, 8-10 a.m.
Jazz Camp week 2Sun, July 21, TBDFri, July 26, 5-7 p.m.Sat, July 27, 8-10 a.m.
Advanced PackageSun, July 21, TBDFri, Aug 2, 6-8 p.m.Sat, Aug 3, 8-10 a.m.
Jazz InstituteSun, July 28, TBDFri, Aug 2, 6-8 p.m.Sat, Aug 3, 8-10 a.m.
Check-in procedure

Address: Braun Music Center, 459 Lagunita Dr., Tresidder Union, Stanford, CA 94305

We’ll have signs directing you to check-in tables located outside Braun Music Center, where you’ll receive your welcome materials. Counselors and volunteers will be on hand to help with luggage and show you where to store your instrument — if you’d like to use a locker, please bring your own lock. You can also store your instrument in supervised storage rooms. Our counselors will take your luggage to your dorm. 

Once you’ve dropped off your luggage with the counselors and stored your instrument, you can grab a bite to eat, and then go to Campbell Recital Hall for a Welcome Jam Session, where the SJW counselor band will greet and perform for you.

Parents and families can go home once the Welcome Jam Session begins. 

Following the Welcome Jam Session, you’ll have introductory classes and then your Dorm Orientation Meeting, where you’ll meet your counselor, receive your meal cards, and meet other students in your dorm.

Your first day of camp schedule will be provided for you before you arrive.

Check-out procedure

You can return your key and check-out with Stanford Housing staff, who will have a table outside Braun Music Center Friday evening and Saturday morning. The times listed here are subject to change. 

At Jazz Camp, you can check out on Friday evening between 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. after classes and before the Showcase, or on Saturday morning before 9:00 a.m. 

At Jazz Institute, you can check out on Friday evening between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. after the Showcase and before the Stanford Jazz Festival concert, or on Saturday morning before 9:00 a.m. 

If you choose to stay over on Friday night, you will need to have all your belongings out of your room and in the dorm lobby by 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning. You must return your keys to Stanford Housing by 9:00 a.m., or the room will be re-keyed and the key deposit will be charged to your credit card.

Attending consecutive weeks

If you’re attending the Jazz Camp Package or the Advanced Package, you’ll have housing for Friday and Saturday nights between the weeks of camp. In most cases, you’ll be able to stay in the same room for both weeks. If not, we’ll let you know in advance that you’ll have to check out and then check in again on Saturday morning. We do our best to keep you in the same room if possible, and regardless, you’ll have housing for that Saturday night. Counselors and Stanford Housing staff will be on hand to help you transport your luggage on Saturdays. If you need to leave campus for the day on Saturday, you must get prior written permission from the SJW registrar. 

If you’re staying for multiple weeks, your meal cards will have sufficient funds to cover weekend meals. 

Internet access

You may bring your laptop computer to SJW summer programs. Stanford provides free wi-fi for visitors.

Click this link to find out more information about Internet access at Stanford University: