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Night Market, 2023. Credit: Brad Yac-Diaz / Ethography

About Student Affairs Meeeting Services

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Student Affairs Meeting Services (SAMS) is an auxiliary unit at Stanford University and supports vital spaces that are part of our communities. We are responsible for the management, reservations, and stewardship of outdoor and indoor spaces around campus for events including meetings, trainings, conferences, career recruiting events, milestone celebrations, and University Big 5 events. SAMS coordinates events in and around Tresidder Memorial Union, the Old Union Complex and White Plaza areas among others. We offer one-stop event planning including AV, catering, entertainment, and room set-ups with internal and external vendor partners.

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We are proud to support The Farm and to help events your event is a success! Whether your event occurs indoor or outdoor, our goal is to be of assistance. Below you can view some of the services offered by Student Affairs Meeting Services: 

  • Planning
  • Space set up
  • Catering
  • Event parking
  • Equipment rentals
  • Janitorial services 
  • Event services
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Hours of Operation

Old Union, Nitery, Clubhouse

Open 7 days, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. 

Tresidder Memorial Union, 1st Floor

Open 7 days, Retail Hours

Tresidder Memorial Union, 2nd Floor

Open weekdays, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Open 7 days, 7:00 a.m. –7:00 p.m.

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We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions please contact us.

FestiFall, 2023. Credit: Anthony Chen/Ethography

Student Events

Access a 6-step plan provided by The Office of Student Engagement regarding how to organize a student event.

Band Run, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins/Ethography

VIrtual Events

Here you can find a step-by-step guide to help in planning a virtual event. Student Affairs Meeting Services can also support you from idea to execution!

Tresidder Union, 2023. Credit: Nikolas Liepins / Ethography