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This archived information is dated to the 2011-12 academic year only and may no longer be current.

For currently applicable policies and information, see the current Stanford Bulletin.

Use of the Main Quadrangle and Memorial Court


The following is quoted from the policy:

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.

To schedule an event, approval must be obtained in advance from the Office of Stanford Events (see below). Unscheduled events, protests, or activities are prohibited.

Requests for waivers to this policy must be submitted in advance and in writing to the Office of Stanford Events. Exceptions may be granted only in extraordinary cases.


The following is a summary of resources available:

For instructions on use of the Main Quadrangle/Memorial Court, contact the Office of Special Events and Protocol (OSEP) at (650) 724-1387,

Note: other venues on campus (such as White Plaza) are made available to Stanford students, faculty, and staff for events other than scheduled "established or traditional ceremonies and events" including those that may involve amplified sound. For further information on the use of such other venues, contact Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) at (650) 723-2733,

Office of Special Events and Protocol (OSEP)

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