Vehicles, Boats and Meeting Spaces

Calendars and Reservations


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

*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. 

*Check related calendars for availability before send in your request.* Once your request is processed, you will receive an email confirmation

HMS Event, Meeting Space and Fisher Room Calendar    Reservation Request Form

HMS Vehicle and Boat Calendar  Reservation Request Form

*Faculty Use Only* Belden Reservation Request Form

Please email Doreen Zelles: dzelles [at] stanford.edu or Cheryl Butner: cbutner [at] stanford.edu with any questions. 

Vehicles


Station cars are for round-trip use from Hopkins to main campus; they are not for one-way use. The station has six vehicles: two Hyundai IONIQ5 electric cars, a Prius, a Camry, a Ford F250, and a Chevy F250. At this time, case-by-case exceptions to overnight use will be considered. 

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.

*Please leave cars as you find them: clean, free of trash, and gas tanks full.* 

Boats


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] stanford.edu (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.

Meeting Rooms and Fisher Overnight Accommodations


For the Hopkins community and affiliates, we currently offer the following venues for presentations, workshops and other gatherings at Hopkins. The Loeb Courtyard is an outdoor venue for in-person or hybrid meetings, while indoor spaces include: Agassiz 11, the Miller Library Special Collections Room and the Isabella Abbott Lecture Hall in Boatworks. The Fisher Room is used for overnight accommodations. 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.