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IMPORTANT: COVID-19 and Event-Related Updates
Please review the updated event guidance and latest announcements on the Health Alerts website regularly as the site is updated often and reflects the most current policies and guidelines.

New Events and Gatherings Space Use Policy for Academic Year 2021-22
In academic year 21-22 the university will experience unusual constraints on space and will need to prioritize spaces for curricular use. Read the new Space Use Policy for Events and Gatherings in Academic Year 21-22.

Event Policy Guide

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

The Office of Special Events & Protocol (OSEP) is responsible for monitoring and 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.

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.

If you have any questions about these event policies and guidelines, please contact us.

For student event policies, visit the Office of Student Engagement (OSE) website.

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