Reserving Space

Use of space at the Stanford Humanities Center is limited to academic events such as lectures, conferences, and seminar meetings that are free and open to the public.

The Stanford Humanities Center offers conference and meeting spaces that have been upgraded as "Zoom Rooms" with teleconferencing capabilities and functions for hosting virtual events, hybrid, or in-person only (without teleconference).

Main conference rooms (Levinthal Hall and Board Room) are equipped with high-quality 4k-cameras, multi-directional microphones, high-range speaker systems, DCP projector (Mp4 non-compatible), and retractable screens. 

Building access is through Lenel Card Reader: accurate start and end times must be provided in advance for programming unlock/lock times. (the Humanities Center remains locked at all times, including normal hours of operation (8:00 a.m. to  5:00 p.m.)

Use of outdoor patios require separate reservations and/or fees. It is highly recommended Kennedy Grove be reserved at 25Live to avoid any potential scheduling conflict adjacent to SHC patio areas mentioned above.

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Available Spaces
Levinthal Hall
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    Capacity: 107

  • Lectern with microphone
  • Four 4K-resolution cameras
  • Overhead/ceiling mics and high-range speakers; Additional mics include 3 handheld; 2 lavalier mics
  • HD-DCP projector (Mp4 non-compatible) and retractable screen
  • iPad to join network/platform
  • Creston control panel to operate equipment (operated only by a/v technician)

Board Room 
Board Room
  • Capacity: 48
  • Lectern
  • Large conference table (seats 18)
  • Two 4k-resolution cameras
  • Overhead ceiling mics
  • High-range speakers
  • HD projector and retractable screen
  • iPad to join network/platform and operate equipment

SHC Patios 
SHC Patio
  •  Capacity: 8–100
  • Two optional add-on areas for meetings/receptions (outside Levinthal Hall and Board Room)
  • Vicinity: Tresidder (public parking), Faculty Club, Black Community Services Center, Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, Windhover Meditation Center, Kennedy Grove, Roble Gym (public parking)

All Humanities Center spaces have wifi connectivity, accessible entrances/exits, nearby restrooms, and additional high-performance, portable air purifiers to enhance ventilation of the building's existing HVAC system. 

Event SpaceHoursCost
Levinthal Hall3-hour minimum$600 ($200 per hour)
Board Room2-hour minimum$400 ($200 per hour)
Both spacesAdditional hours$100 per hour
Additional space (e.g. SHC Patio)$100 per hour
Service Fee*
(Required for all events and per day for multi-day events)

*Service includes any necessary custodial or bins needed, but does not include event services.


Reservations are continuously accepted (throughout the academic year) for consideration.   Submit no less than 72 hours prior to your event.


The Confirmation Agreement outlines reservation details for space usage. Upon receipt, it is to be signed and returned. An "Events Checklist" is also included and describes in length event planning at the Humanities Center. It is your responsibility to read and comply with this agreement.