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Learn about the policies in place for faculty, staff and organizations planning events at Stanford.

Event Policy Guide

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The Office of Special Events & Protocol (OSEP) is responsible for advising departments, schools, and institutes regarding guidelines related to non-academic events and activities in university facilities and open spaces on campus. Please note that the university may also impose additional conditions and requirements not outlined below. As a private entity, Stanford University retains full discretion to determine which events will be permitted on its property. If you have any questions about these event policies and guidelines, please contact us.

The information on this website is meant as a general overview. Please be sure to read and understand the full policy documents for all of the policies that may apply to your event. Please also be sure to check for important announcements and updates that may impact events on campus. If you have questions, please contact us

This information comes from a variety of sources: the university's Founding Grant, actions of the Board of Trustees, the university president, provost, Office of the General Counsel, the University Events Policy Committee (UEPC) and other university policy-making offices and groups.