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Stanford Alternative Worksites

Alternative worksites or satellite locations are Stanford-owned or leased premises, outside the main campus or Stanford Redwood City campus. In addition to telecommuting, these worksites are an option to support flexible work arrangements.

The previously leased alternative worksite locations have been decommissioned. At this time, there is no plan to lease new properties.

panoramic shot of interior space of Newark HUB

Newark HUB

All Stanford health and safety policies and guidelines also apply to the alternative worksite. Please note that the Newark HUB does NOT have testing kits on-site nor a dropoff box. Employees should plan to pick up kits and schedule drop-offs at Stanford locations or at Stanford Medicine locations throughout the Bay Area. The nearest kit pick-up/drop-off location to the HUB is at 7600 Gateway Blvd. in Newark.

Located at 8424 Central Avenue in Newark, CA, the 10,000 square foot, Stanford-owned office space provides a mix of reservable and drop-in workstations for benefits-eligible employees* located in the East Bay and beyond. The space is in support of the university’s flexible work initiative, in addition to mitigating critical issues such as affordable housing and commute times in the Bay Area.

Individuals can book up to eight hours consecutively in one-hour increments and space can be reserved multiple days at a time. 

*Eligibility includes faculty, staff, other teaching staff, academic staff and SLAC employees.
(Students, Postdocs, Clinical professors, Instructors and SDSA/Bargaining-unit employees are not eligible to access the space.)

Below are details about the new Stanford satellite location including amenities, expectations and registration process.


You must register your interest in utilizing the Newark HUB satellite location using the link below.

  1. Complete and submit the registration form. (To access this form, you must be logged into the Stanford Google workspace)

  2. Wait for a confirmation email from Business Affairs Facility Manager and Emergency Coordinator Denise Ochoa with detailed instructions and links for utilizing and reserving the space via the iLAB portal.

Even to access a touchdown space, you must register so that your ID card can be configured for building access. 

overview of interior space from above

Hours of operation:

The Newark Hub is open Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. and requires badge access. Please note, for assistance, an on-site community host will be on-site from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The community host can be reached at (650) 721-8724.

Key features:

The open workspace can accommodate 100 employees at full capacity through a mix of hoteling and touchdown spaces. Other features include:

  • Free parking

  • On-site community host to welcome you, point you in the right direction and ensure workplace upkeep

  • Wellness room

  • Mezzanine lounge area

  • Pantry/kitchen area stocked with two refrigerators, two microwaves, a water and ice dispenser and basic supplies (paper plates, cups, flatware, coffee and tea)

  • Day lockers

  • Stanford Wi-Fi

  • Cardinal Print

panormaic shot of seating options and conference room


Every monitor comes with a standard HDMI cable; individuals should bring other adapters necessary to efficiently conduct work. Basic office supplies are also provided in the anchor point cabinet.

  • 36 reservable workstations with standard sit/stand desks and a 24 in. monitor

  • 6 reservable conference rooms (wall-mounted displays and videoconferencing system) — ranging from 3 to 5 person capacity and two with lounge-style seating

  • 16 drop-in library tables — this area has eight 24 in. monitors (one per two seats; meant for collaboration)

  • 8 drop-in high tables — no monitors, bar height chairs

  • 7 drop-in private coupe workstations — no monitors, semi-private workspace

  • 29 miscellaneous seat types for drop-in seating areas

  • 10 phone rooms

phone room

iLAB reservation portal:

Workstations are reserved through the iLAB portal. Conference rooms are booked through Office 365. Instructions for approved users will be emailed.

You can book up to eight hours consecutively in one-hour increments, up to 61 days in advance. You can also book multiple days at a time. Reservations can only be made if a workspace is available. Touchdown spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Desktop support is provided remotely by UIT CRC.

  • CRC will be providing room sweeps every two weeks to ensure equipment and cables are working and in place (please do not take any of the desktop equipment with you).

  • Cleaning wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided throughout the space.

  • Day-to-day operations are managed by Business Affairs Facility Manager and Emergency Coordinator Denise Ochoa. There will be an on-site community host at the site to assist staff.

lounge seating by entryway

Workplace reminders:

  • Noise can carry — modulate your voice both at your desk area and as you move throughout the floor.

  • Use phone booths or meeting rooms for confidential face-to-face or extended phone conversations. Please try to limit the time to 30 minutes.

  • Refrain from using speakerphones or having conference calls in the open workplace.

  • Utilize the plaza and pantry seating for your meals when smells may linger.

  • Be mindful of strong scents and perfumes. Your colleagues may have allergies.

  • Dispose of all organic waste in the pantry.