Disability Access @ Stanford

The Nitery (Bldg 590), 02-590

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1.  Location Tip

The Nitery (Building 590) is located at 514 Lasuen Mall.  It is adjacent to Old Union and directly across from the Bookstore in White Plaza.  


2.  Use/ Purpose

The Nitery houses the Catholic Community Center, El Centro Chicano, the Nitery Theater, and the Stanford Chaparral. There are also multiple meeting rooms in the building.


3.  Accessible Entrances

The Nitery has several accessible entrances.  The south entrance, accessible via a ramp from the center courtyard of Old Union, is equipped with a power-operated door.  Once inside (level 1A), the Nitery Theater is directly to the left, and the elevator is located a short distance to the right.  Once inside the elevator, all (A) levels open on the panel side of the elevator and all (B) levels open opposite the panel.  The elevator accesses the following levels:


1A: Access to Nitery Theater

1B: Access to various meeting rooms

2A: Access to various meeting rooms

2B: Access to various meeting rooms

GA: Access to wheelchair lift to lowest level of Nitery.

GB: Access to various meeting rooms / offices


Another accessible entrance is located on the east side of the building via an accessible pathway from White Plaza.  Once inside (level GB), the elevator is a short distance and to the right.


4.  Restrooms

Wheelchair accessible men's and women's restrooms are located on level GA.  A wheelchair accessible unisex restroom is located on level 2A to the left once off the elevator.


5.  Parking & Transportation

The closest disabled parking is located along Panama Mall to the north of the Nitery.  Additional disabled parking is located in a small parking lot between Old Union and the Daily building and on Santa Teresa Street, near the Fire Truck House.  There is a Marguerite shuttle stop on Lagunita Drive, at Tresidder Union. 


6.  Points of Interest

Old Union houses the Axe and Palm, a new favorite place to eat for students. The Axe and Palm serves a wide variety of foods, ranging from breakfast to desserts.


For disability access information about any building not listed in the Campus Access Guide, please contact the Diversity and Access Office, (650) 725-0326 voice, (650) 723-1216 TTY, disability.access@stanford.edu. We welcome your feedback about the Mobility Guide and requests for further information.