Munzer Auditorium

Munzer Auditorium is now open. Please read below for updated reservation and usage policy information.

Stanford Event Organizer(s) are ultimately responsible for theirstaff, attendees, and visitors adherence to the university’s COVID-19 requirements. For the safety of our Stanford community, pleaseregularly review and abide by the Overview of Gatherings and Meetings at Stanford COVID-19 Health Alerts page.

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.

Munzer Auditorium has a 101-person capacity with fixed-theatre style seating and serves as an a venue for the School of Medicine research community. It is located on the ground floor of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine.

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

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

Reservation Policy

Aligning with university policy, as overseen by the Office of Special Events & Protocol, all events scheduled within the Beckman Center must meet boththe educational mission of Stanford and fulfill the university’s academicgoals and purpose.

To ensure that we are able to offer the auditorium at minimal cost, we ask that these policies be strictly adhered to:

  • All activities must be consistent with the educational mission of the university, be consistent with the science and research mission of theBeckman Center and approved by the School of Medicine (SoM).
  • Any activity, event, or program that is designated to attract largely a non-Stanford audience is subject to additional approval from the SoM.
  • Offices located on campus and operating on behalf of the SoM may use
    the auditorium.
  • Members of the SoM community cannot make reservations on behalfof a non-Stanford related group with the sole purpose of allowing thatgroup to plan an event and use campus facilities, such as MunzerAuditorium.


In addition, all events are required to follow guidelines in place to ensure ourcollective health and safety; please review the guidelines on the Health Alerts website.

Priority Reservations

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

  • Beckman Department*
    • Research Seminar Series
    • One-Time Research Seminar
    • Symposia
  • School of Medicine and other research facilities*
  • All other University, SUHC, and LPCH Departments*


*All requests received will be scheduled according to the priorities listed above. All requests from groups lower on the priority list will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis as space is available. No exceptions.

Note: For classes, trainings, orientations, workshops, ground rounds, or meetings (faculty, lab, etc.), these functions cannot be reserved beyond 30 days of the desired date.

Reservation Requests

Reservation requests will only be accepted via the website. A scheduling coordinator will reply within 2 business days if the desired date(s) and time(s) are available and if the priority reservation requirements are met as well.


The auditorium will receive high-touch surface cleaning and disinfection nightly, Monday through Friday, by custodial services.

Audio-Visual (AV) Technical Support & Accessories

CMGM does not provide technical support.

It is highly recommended that users of the auditorium arrange for departmental funded technical support with one of the following university suppliers:

The equipment is reliably plug-n-play (PnP).

The Stanford Event Organizer must also provide any presentation accessories such as laser pointers or slide advancers. There are an assortment of HDMI compatible computer adapters at the podium. However, it is highly advised that auditorium users bring any potential computer adapters as back up.
Note: Wireless mics are not available.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Please bring any PPE that will be needed prior, during, or after the event.

Food and Beverages Prohibited

Event food and beverages are strictly prohibited in the auditorium or within any area of the ground floor of the building. Catering or any other food and beverage distribution should be done outside on the patio or another designated area. Please contact the Beckman Bistro at (650) 725-8424 to ensure the patio will be available. There are no further catering restrictions.

Condition of the Auditorium

It is the Stanford Event Organizer’s responsibility to return the auditorium back to its original condition. Affixing any decorations, way finders, flyers, advertisements, or any signage to interior/exterior walls or doors is strictly prohibited. Please use easels or other free-standing devices instead. Remember to turn off the projector and mics. Be sure that all items have beenpick up by the time you vacate the room. Please be considerate of other groups that may have an event the same day.

CMGM reserves the right to request and charge the hosting department’s PTA for damages done to any walls, doors, carpets, equipment etc. as a result of the reserved event held at Munzer.


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

CMGM also reserves the right to request and charge the hosting department’s PTA for “No Shows.”

Note: Please be aware that other contracted service providers such as SOM Facilities or any previously arranged technical support, catering, event planning/management services, etc. may have separate cancellation policies.


Reserve the Munzer Auditorium

Use our online scheduling system to make your reservation.

The Beckman Bistro

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

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