The Clark Center Courtyard is located in the middle of the three wings and is the roof of the Clark Auditorium.

There can be no food or drink in the Clark Center Auditorium at any time, and the only caterer allowed in the Courtyard is the Coffee Bar @ the Clark Center (Peet's Coffee).  No red wine is allowed in the Courtyard at any time. There is no furniture in the Courtyard, and using Nexus Cafe's outdoor tables is not permitted: all furniture must be ordered through Stanford Event and Labor Services after requesting and receiving approval from the Clark Center Facilities office and Clark Reservations team.  Large events will also be required to order trash cans and recycling bins from Stanford PSSI.

Requests for use of the courtyard must be submitted via the online form. Please wait for written confirmation from our Clark Center room scheduler before organizing catering in the courtyard area. Catering in the courtyard must be arranged through the Coffee Bar @ the Clark Center (Peet's Coffee) by calling (650) 497-9227 or submitting a Catering Request Form and must be approved by Clark Reservations in advance.

The Courtyard must be reserved with a request like any other Clark Center space.  Its availability is restricted by events in the Auditorium, as noise travels down and can disrupt other meetings in the Auditorium space.

The event organizer and the event owner are considered jointly responsible for upholding these policies, and any food or trash left behind will result in a housekeeping fee of at least $250.