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The Main Quadrangle and Memorial Court are part of Stanford University's academic preserve due to their locations at the heart of the campus. To protect and enhance their historic status, University policy limits activities primarily to established or traditional ceremonies and events.
Established, traditional major University ceremonies and events include those related to New Student Orientation, Commencement Weekend, Parents Weekend, Admit Weekend, Reunion Homecoming, and Founders’ Day.
Unscheduled events and other unsanctioned gatherings such as any activities with amplified sound, marches, rallies, and performances are prohibited.
Requests for waivers to reserve either the Main Quad or Memorial Court must be submitted at least 60 days in advance and in writing to the Office of Office of Special Events & Protocol (OSEP). Exceptions may be granted only in extraordinary cases.