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Party Planning Guide

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The party planning guide is a resource providing Stanford's communities with up-to-date information and polices to help ensure an event's success. See important updates. 

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Important Updates

First Day for Parties

The first day for undergraduate student groups to host parties is Friday, September 30. Please register no later than Friday, September 23 for approval.  

Face coverings 

Indoor masking will be required in residential common spaces, including at parties, rather than a restricted-activity period as we had last year. Face coverings may be lowered to eat or drink and then replaced.  Visit the COVID-19 Guidance for Students page for updates and more information.

New Row House Reservation Policy and Process

There is a new Row House reservation policy and process going into effect.  Please review the policy and process document and then you may submit the Row House reservation form.

  • 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 .