Munzer Auditorium

Located in one of the most unique and innovative facilities on campus, Munzer Auditorium serves the School of Medicine for seminars, symposia and workshops.

About the Munzer Auditorium

The Munzer Auditorium was made possible through the generosity of the Rudolph J. and Daphne A. Munzer Foundation.

Reservation Policy

The Munzer Auditorium serves as a venue for the School of Medicine research community. In order to ensure that we are able to continue to offer the auditorium at no-cost, we ask that these guidelines are strictly adhered to:

     • All activities must be consistent with the educational mission of the University, be consistent with the science and             research mission of the Beckman Center, and approved by the SoM
     • Administrative offices within and operating on behalf of the SoM may use the auditorium
     • Members of the SoM community cannot provide their name to a group simply so that they can use the auditorium

Priority Reservations

The highest priority for scheduling School of Medicine facilities is for events and programs that are educational in nature. The scheduling priorities are listed in descending order below:

     • Beckman Departments – current academic year*
          • Research Seminar Series
          • One-Time Research Seminars
          • Symposia
      • Stanford School of Medicine and other research facilities – current academic year*
      • All other University, SUHC and LPCH Departments*

*All requests received before the priority deadline will be scheduled according to the priorities listed above. All requests received after the priority deadline will be scheduled on a first-come, first served basis. No exceptions.

*30-days advanced reservations are available for classes, training, orientation, workshops, grand rounds, meetings (faculty, lab, etc.)


Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine, 279 Campus Drive West, Room B060, Ground floor


Monday – Friday, 7:00AM – 7:00PM. No weekends or observed holidays/school closures.


Please submit cancellations ASAP and NO LATER THAN 48 hours in advance. The auditorium is in high demand and advance notice is appreciated. “No Shows” may not be accommodated for future reservations.

Food and Beverages

Food and beverages are strictly prohibited in the auditorium. Catering may NOT be served in the hallway as it could obstruct exit doors and present a building evacuation hazard. Catering may only be served on the patio. Please confer with the Beckman Bistro (650) 725-8424 to ensure that the patio will be available.


Customer-funded housekeeping is REQUIRED for large events that will provide catering. Please submit a Customer-Funded Work Request at Facilities Planning and Management. For last-minute requests, call (650) 721-2146 to arrange for housekeeping.

Condition of Auditorium

It is the event organizer's responsibility to return the auditorium back to its original condition. Remember to turn off the projector and return supplies borrowed from the Beckman Office-B062. Ensure that all catering supplies and/or trash has been picked up prior to leaving. Please DO NOT tape/attach anything to the interior or exterior walls as it may damage the paint and could result in a costly fee. Use easels or free-standing devices instead.

Audio-Visual Technical Support

CMGM does not provide AV technical support. The equipment is reliably plug-n-play (PnP), however, if technical support is needed, please contact one of the resources listed below. Technical support for high-profile events is advisable. Technical support is REQUIRED for more complex presentations involving webcasting, streaming and/or videoconferencing.

Audio-Visual Resources

For onsite video recording and related services contact Stanford Event Services or Stanford Video. For video conferencing using Zoom contact the MedIRT Help Desk.

Book the Munzer Auditorium

You can now schedule your event in Munzer Auditorium using our online scheduling system.

The Beckman Bistro

The Beckman Bistro specializes in FreshMex and is located at the Beckman Center near Munzer Auditorium on the ground floor.  Breakfast and lunch are served Monday - Friday, 7:00AM - 3:30PM.

For catering service, please contact Amadeo Penas, Manager (650) 725-8484.