Thank you for your interest in using College of Alameda as a venue for your planned activity. We are very excited to have the opportunity to host your group, and will do our best to ensure the success of your program. The following policies, procedures, and information will be helpful to you in planning your program(s) at our facilities.
Reservations – To make reservations for event space at College of Alameda, a Use of Facilities Form must be submitted – a link to the application can be added. All requests are processed as quickly as possible. However, at various times during the year, the volume of requests is so large that the Facility Services Specialist may be unable to respond to them on the same day that they are submitted. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to allow for the complete processing of your request.
All facility rentals are dependent upon space availability. Popular locations are often booked as much as a semester in advance and hence it is advised that you plan early in order to increase the chance of availability. Before submitting a Use of Facilities Form, it is strongly recommended that you read all policies and guidelines pertaining to facility rentals.
If you have any additional questions, please contact our Facility Services Specialist at 510-748-2235 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policies/Procedures – Users of facilities must comply with all applicable health and safety regulations. The college cannot assume liability for possible injury to persons or property resulting from use of a facility or event. All aspects of the event and everyone in attendance must comply with all Local, State and Federal Laws, as well as with the College/District policies and procedures.
All uses and charges for the use of College/District facilities are governed by applicable sections of the California Education Code. Use by community groups, public agencies, private organizations or other organizations for public, literary, scientific, educational, matters or matters of general or public interest is governed by the provisions of the Civic Center Act (Education Code Sections 82537 through 82548). The Civic Center Act and the Community Recreation Act (Education Code sections 10900 through 10915) govern recreational uses of facilities. Use by religious organizations is governed by Education Code sections 82542(d) and (e). Finally, organizations not exclusively governed by the Civic Center Act may have an option to lease college facilities, at the discretion of the College/District (Education Code Sections 81378 and 81378.1).
College of Alameda complies with the provisions of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which says that “no qualified individual with a disability shall, by reason of such disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any such entity.” The facilities of the College afford reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities. If any member or participant in the external group’s activity requires further accommodation, that group shall be responsible for providing same.
College of Alameda is a non-smoking facility. Smoking is prohibited in/on all College facilities.
Insurance – A certificate of general public liability insurance for $1,000,000 and $500,000 in property damage that names College of Alameda and its affiliates as additional insured for the date(s) of the event(s) is required for each organization sponsoring an event at College of Alameda. A copy of this certificate must be provided to Laney College two weeks before the first scheduled date of the event.
Non-Profit – If you are considered a non-profit organization, you must submit a copy of your IRS 501c3 determination letter with your packet. Otherwise, you will be invoiced at a higher rate
Parking – Parking is not included in the use of college facilities. If an outside group or organization is interested in securing parking for activity/event, participants should indicate this to the Facility Services Specialist. Parking is currently $2 per vehicle (machine accepts coins and credit cards). Please note that parking is free during all weekend events.
Payment Information – All clients are required to sign a contractual agreement when using facilities at College of Alameda. A certificate of liability insurance, a signed contract, 501c3 verification (if non-profit) and full payment are due two weeks prior to the date of your scheduled event. Methods of payments are money order, company check, PayPal or credit card. Pay your facilities fees here: https://alameda.peralta.edu/business-services/facilities-fee-payment/
Contact Information – For more information regarding facilities, please contact Shuntel Nathaniel at 510-748-2235 or email email@example.com