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Party Planning Guide

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The party planning guide is an educational social host resource that provides the Stanford student community with up-to-date information, guidelines, policies and laws to help ensure party success, safety and fun for all attendees. 

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Important Updates

First and last days for parties, academic year 2023-24

The first day for student group hosted parties is:
Fall Quarter: Friday, September 29, 2023
Winter Quarter: Thursday, January 11, 2024
Spring Quarter: Thursday, April 4, 2024

The last day for student group hosted parties is: 
Fall Quarter: Saturday, December 9, 2023 
Winter Quarter: Saturday, March 16, 2024 
Spring Quarter: Wednesday, June 5, 2024

New Party Registration Form

We’ve worked closely with the ASSU Executives to provide a new, simplified party registration form

Updates to Party Planning Guidelines

There are several changes to the party planning process and guide

Row House Reservation Policy and Process

There is a new Row House reservation policy and process going into effect.  Please review the Row House Reservation Policy and Protocol web page.

  • Context: Houses on the Row have held significance to Stanford's student and social community. The system of Row house reservations is predicated on a campus culture of openness and mutual respect. This process - to reserve a community space in a Row house - streamlines access for Stanford student groups and Neighborhood Councils to host social gatherings and meetings, while respecting the residential spaces of the community of students who currently reside in Row houses. It was built in thought-partnership with Residential Education (ResEd), Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), Office of Community Standards (OCS), Office of Substance Use Programs Education & Resources (SUPER), Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life (FSL), Office of Student Engagement (OSE), and Row house student staff voice.
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Party guidelines updated

New Party Planning Course

A new party planning course is available. To take the course please self-enroll in the Canvas course through Party Planning Course.  You will need to verify completion by taking the subsequent quiz in Canvas. You will be able to provide which groups you are registering parties for, and have the opportunity to provide any feedback .