Frequently Asked Questions

Sacramento State Alumni CenterWhen is my reservation considered “confirmed?”

Confirmation of space requires a refundable $500 security deposit, 50 percent of the rental fee and a signed rental agreement. Before your event, please download this list of helpful hints (PDF) and return it to to ensure your event is a success. 

When is my balance due?

Balance is due six weeks prior to the event date.

What is the difference between “access time” and “event time?”

Access times should include any time required by you or your vendors such as disc jockeys, caterers, florists, et cetera to set up and break down.  Event times refer to when your guests will begin to arrive until the party is officially over.

How late can my event run?

Events must conclude by 11 p.m. All event space needs to be cleared of client materials and cleaned by midnight.

What happens if we run late?

There is a $200 per hour fee if group stays past midnight.

What size tables do you have?

The Harper Alumni Center has 6-foot by 30-inch rectangular banquet tables and 60-inch rounds.

Can we serve alcohol?

You may serve alcohol at the Harper Alumni Center. Service of alcohol must be by a licensed bartender and must be free to your guests.

Alcohol may not be sold unless sold by a caterer with a valid alcohol catering permit or a one day license is obtained from Alcoholic Beverage Control.

Do we have to have a dance floor?

The dance floor is required if there is any dancing at your event.

Do we have to rent tables and chairs separately?

Tables and chairs are included with your room rental; however, linens are not included with your room rental.

For more information, please refer to the Harper Alumni Center Policies (PDF).