Hodgin Hall Alumni Center
Rental Policy

Rental Fees

All Alumni Association Chartered Organizations, Groups and Committees may use any room in Hodgin Hall Alumni Center with no rental fees for chapter/committee meetings and events.

University Offices, Departments and Chartered Student Organizations and other approved groups (CLIENT) may use any room in Hodgin Hall Alumni Center once per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30) without a rental charge, regardless of room size or duration of event.

Should this first time event be held on an evening/weekend, the charge will include a $25 per hour fee to cover attendant/staffing cost. This fee may be waived if a member of the Alumni Relations Office staff is available to provide staff support for the event to include opening the building, functioning as an attendant at the front desk and securing the building at the event’s conclusion. If catering is involved, regardless of the time of day a $50 cleaning fee also will be assessed. Any CLIENT utilizing Hodgin Hall Alumni Center after the initial waived rental fee will be charged in accordance with the Hodgin Hall Alumni Center room rental pricing structure.

The Executive Director of the Alumni Association may waive rental fees six times during the course of the fiscal year, but cannot waive the cleaning fee or additional staffing charges. Each of the Associate Directors may waive rental fees twice during the course of the fiscal year but cannot waive the cleaning fee or additional staff changes. It is the responsibility of these individuals to communicate to the Special Events Coordinator that rental fees are being waived.

The CLIENT is responsible for any charges or equipment rented over and above items supplied by Alumni Center such as (filming, recording, flowers, musicians).

Security

The Alumni Association may require security if the event type or total projected attendance surpasses a certain number of attendees, such that security is necessary to supplement the event staff in monitoring guests and usage of the building. Security could be charged at an hourly rate determined by the Special Events Coordinator.

Booking Your Event

Your request should be submitted at least one month prior to the event. Room space may not be available if requested with less than a two week notice. If two groups request the same space on the same date, priority will be on a first come first served basis.

  • First step in the booking process is to contact Kathie Scott, Special Events Coordinator, by phone at 505-277-9093, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MT, or by email and request the room/rooms. The CLIENT will need to provide event details such as: event contact, date, time, room/rooms requested, type of event, number of attendees and any other needs such as A/V equipment.
  • The Special Events Coordinator will check the calendar, approve the request, and provide the CLIENT the appropriate reservation fee.
  • The Special Events Coordinator will direct the CLIENT to the booking website to submit the approved event details and remit payment. Full payment must be made at that time using credit card, University PCard or PO.
  • Once the CLIENT has paid the appropriate fees, they will be guaranteed the space requested. The event will be considered booked and scheduled on the calendar.

Refunds

In general, no refunds are given. However, if circumstances warrant, refunds can be issued. If the CLIENT needs to cancel their reservation they may transfer it to another date within the same fiscal year under the same guidelines. Payment received will be applied to the new reservation. Any changes that would result in additional charges will need to be paid through the booking website.

Event Contacts

Each meeting or scheduled event must have a primary contact person on behalf of the CLIENT who will be:

  • Present at the event from beginning to end
  • Responsible for the behavior and demeanor of the guests
  • The spokesperson for the group
  • Responsible for all payments, as well as any damages and/or property loss incurred during the event

It is preferred that the primary contact for the CLIENT arrange for a time to review the space requested and their needs with the Special Events Coordinator at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Please contact Kathie Scott, Special Events Coordinator, by phone at 505-277-9093, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. MT, or by email to make these arrangements.

Disclaimers

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association assumes no responsibility for personal injury, damage to or the loss of personal property during a scheduled event.

The CLIENT is responsible for any and all damage to Hodgin Hall Alumni Center property (building and its furnishings) caused by setup, guests, outside contractors or any other entity that is hired by or is a guest of the CLIENT or individual. All supplies, boxes, etc. must be taken off site after the event. Trash in excess of bins must be bagged.

The University of New Mexico Alumni Association reserves the right not to provide space to groups that have failed to comply with this policy in the past, or would require that the Alumni association to incur extra expenses to host them.

Last updated: December 12, 2017

For questions or more information:

Kathie Scott
Special Events Coordinator, 505-277-9093, kascott1@unm.edu