Vehicles, Boats and Meeting Spaces

Calendars and Reservations


Only Stanford-affiliated faculty, students and staff are authorized to reserve vehicles, boats, meeting spaces or rooms. All use must be university-related.

If you are part of the Oceans Department or in residence at Hopkins Marine Station, the editable resource calendars have already been shared with you directly; please check your spam and accept the calendar request so it will appear in your shared calendar listings in Outlook.

You can also add it to your listings by going to “People’s Calendars”--->Click the three dots on the right—>Choose add shared calendar—>search for—>HMS CAL VEHICLE AND BOAT CALENDAR and/or HMS CAL ROOM SPACE AND EVENT CALENDAR —>select and click “open.”


Booking Instructions: HMS Event, Meeting Space and Fisher Room Calendar 

*Please note*: We are not a conference facility and cannot host individual or group retreats, classes or tours on an ad hoc basis. University-related requests for the aforementioned are granted on a limited, case-by-case basis, via special permission from the Oceans Department. 

Fisher Overnight Room: Use of the Fisher Room must have a specific research or Stanford-business purpose, and a Hopkins, Biology or Oceans Department point of contact. Reservations are limited per person to 7 consecutive nights/7 nights per month. You must provide your own bedding (sleeping bag, pillows, sheets, etc.) and leave the room as you found it. There is a dorm fridge and microwave for personal use. Instructions on how to access the room can be found here. 



In order to drive Oceans vehicles, you must submit the Driver Authorization Form, which provides proof of CA license and permission to Stanford to pull driving record from DMV, and signed Driver’s Agreement to Stephanie Lettieri: lettieri [at] If needed, hard copies are available in the Boatworks front office at Hopkins.

Booking Instructions: HMS Vehicle and Boat Calendar 

Station cars are for round-trip use from Hopkins to main campus; they are not for one-way use. The station has five vehicles:

  • Two Hyundai IONIQ5 electric cars (EV 44 and EV 45)
  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
  • Ford F250
  • Chevy F250

At this time, case-by-case permission regarding to overnight use will be considered. See policy above for instructions

Parking on main campus: 

  • University or department-owned vehicles with the University Seal on the side of the vehicle may park in “A,” “C,” “Service/University Vehicle,” metered, and “Visitor Pay Parking” spaces without a permit.


Stanford students, faculty and staff intending to use boats for research or teaching at Hopkins Marine Station are eligible to join the Scientific Boating Program. Before reserving boats and tow vehicles, please make sure you have filed a detailed Scientific Boating Project Proposal or Renewal and have been authorized to use a vessel. Remember to file a float plan for each day's operations, and to close it out daily. For more information please contact freya [at] (subject: Scientific%20Boating%20Program%20Information%20Request) (Freya), Boating and Diving Safety Officer (BSO) for Hopkins. 

Note:  Hopkins boats must not be kept off-site or unavailable to other users for more than 2 weeks at a time, except by agreement between all users.  Trailering Hopkins boats to launch sites other than Monterey, Moss Landing and Santa Cruz must have approval from the Hopkins Boating Safety Committee in addition to meeting the off-site time limit.

International trips of any duration will be evaluated on a case-by-case base.