The Harper Alumni Center

Situated on the southern end of the Sacramento State campus, the Leslie and Anita Harper Alumni Center is owned and operated by the Alumni Association, a nonprofit corporation that offers use of the facility to the public.

The Harper Alumni Center is host to numerous conferences, special events, private parties and weddings. Its collegiate setting, Tuscan colonnades, lavish windows, sophisticated lighting and sound system make it a venue unique in ambiance and suited for every occasion, large or small.

Frequently Asked Questions
The Harper Alumni Center


Reservations may be confirmed at up to 12 months in advance. Confirmation of space requires a signed rental agreement and a deposit of 50 percent of the rental fee unless other payment arrangements are made with the Harper Alumni Center Manager.  All fees must be fully paid within six weeks of the event.

To check availability, please download this availability inquiry form (PDF) and return it via email to or fax (916) 278-7464 to Renée Siden, Harper Alumni Center Manager. For questions, please call (916) 278-7809.


Download and print a copy of the Harper Alumni Center policies (PDF).


Rental fees include: use of the allotted space, normal setup and breakdown of tables and chairs and coordination assistance with additional vendors for your event.

  • Weekend pricing includes eight hours of rental time
  • Additional rental hours may be purchased for $150 per hour
  • All events must end by 11 p.m., with the event space vacated by midnight
  • Members of the Sacramento State Alumni Association receive a 10 percent discount on room rental fees

Room Rental Rates

Monday — Friday
Capital Room $150 per hour
½ Capital Room    $100 per hour
¼ Capital Room  $75 per hour
   ◊ 4 hour minimum
$50 per hour
Board Room
   ◊ 2 hour minimum
$25 per hour
Capital Room $1,350 per day
Capital Room with Patio $1,750 per day
Capital Room $900 per day
Capital Room with Patio $1,300 per day

Equipment Rentals/Fees

Standard AV Package
   ◊ Includes projector, screen, podium, up to 3 microphones
$150 per day
Basic AV Package
   ◊ Includes podium and up to 3 microphones
$50 per day
Dance Floor
   ◊ 18 ft. by 18 ft.
$250 per day
Stage Panels
   ◊ 4 ft. by 8 ft., up to 6 stage panels
$50 per panel
LCD Projector $100 per day
Projector Screen $30 per day
Laptop $50 per day
   ◊ Up to 10 easels
$10 per easel

Room Capacity

Sq. Ft. Banquet Theater Classroom
Capital Room 4,800 300 400 150
½ Capital Room 2,400 150 170 80
¼ Capital Room 1,200 60 80 40
Board Room
   ◊ Seats 10
250 NA NA NA

*Room capacity is affected by equipment usage and room configuration.

Set Up Styles

Banquet Style

Banquet Style
◊ Up to 10 chairs per table

Classroom Style

Classroom Style

Theater Style

Theater Style
◊ Chairs only
◊ Up to 365 chairs

Conference Style

Conference Style
◊ U Shape
◊ Hollow Square / Rectangle

Frequently Asked Questions

When 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 contact us for a list of helpful hints. to help ensure your event is successful. Questions? Contact

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).