Every community needs a home.
Knight-Hennessy Scholars live within the Stanford graduate community of 9,000 students, and pursue your graduate studies in departments across the Stanford campus.
Denning House’s open and airy spaces serve as your convening hub, a shared space that enables our community of scholars to share ideas and experiences. The building is a dedicated space for ongoing interaction with each other, distinguished visitors, and, eventually, program alumni.
The building, located in the heart of campus overlooking Lake Lagunita, features small-group spaces, a lounge (with snacks), classrooms, meeting, lecture and discussion rooms, and a dining space that can accommodate one class of scholars – up to 100 people – when we gather for regular dinners.
A gift from Roberta Bowman Denning, '75, MBA '78, chair of Stanford’s Arts Advisory Board, and her husband Steven A. Denning, MBA '78, former chair of Stanford's board of trustees, made the building possible.
An art committee selects works of art for display outside and throughout the building. The goal is for Knight-Hennessy Scholars to engage with artworks by significant global artists who are poised to make an impact in the arts, in the same way that Scholars will make an impact in your respective fields. These innovative and distinctive artists are invited to spend time at Denning House in fellowship with Scholars.