Special Events and Facility Reservations
Cal State LA has various venues available to hold all types of events from small meetings to film shoots and conferences. Use of Facilities will provide your organization with assistance in ensuring your event on campus is successful. While instructional programs and University events have priority over the use of space, Cal State LA welcomes outside events that are closely related to the mission of the University.
Use of Facilities and event reservations are pursuant to the policies and procedures of Administration Policy 505 and are applicable to all University units, including auxiliary organizations, recognized University-affiliated organizations, and all off-campus groups or individuals.
Facilities Available for Rent
At the Billie Jean King Sports Complex
- University Gymnasium
- University Stadium
- Reeder Baseball Field
- Swimming Pool
- Tennis Courts
- Lecture Halls
- Activity Rooms
- Performances Spaces (Overseen by A&L Productions)
- Main Walkway
- Greenlee Plaza
- Ferguson Courtyard
- King Hall Courtyard
I am a staff member, faculty member, or part of a recognized student organization, how do I book space for an event?
If you are a staff or faculty member and representing an on-campus department, you will be required to reserve space through the respective building administrator or through your department scheduler for use of instructional space.
If you are representing a recognized student organization, all reservation requests for bi-weekly meetings and external events must go through U-SU Information and Event Services. All events must be registered through the Center for Student Involvement. If you are looking to reserve an athletic facility, please contact the Athletics department.
For large events, it is highly recommended you attend a Use of Facilities committee meeting in order to inform the respective departments of event details. Please contact the Facilities Use Coordinator for more information.
**Please note food is not allowed in the classrooms for student organization general meetings.
**All events involving amplified sound (music, microphone, DJ, etc) require an approved amplified sound permit.
I am an off-campus organization, how do I book space for a special event?
Complete and submit an Event Registration Form or submit all general inquiries to [email protected]. The Facilities Use Coordinator will notify you of availability and provide you with further information on the lease agreement, certificate of liability insurance requirements, and current rates. For large events, organizations will need to attend a Use of Facilities committee meeting to discuss logistics with on-campus departments involved with special events.
For the Golden Eagle Ballrooms or Golden Eagle Hospitality, please call: (323)-343-6770
For the U-SU Information and Event Services, please call: (323)-343-2465
I am a location scout and would like to view the campus for a potential shoot. (film, commercial, TV, or still photography) Do I need an appointment to see possible locations on campus?
Yes, please contact the Facilities Use Coordinator and schedule a site visit. Please specify the preferred locations.*
*Note: Not all locations may be accessible. Classes, students, staff or any University business operations may not be disturbed while on the site visit.
How do I film or hold a still photography shoot on campus?
All filming requests require an application to be submitted. Please visit the filming requests page for more information on the process of filming requests for students and non-students.
Fees are associated for any commercial film project or still photography shoot by organizations not sponsored by the University. If you plan on filming on campus, please contact [email protected] for more information and reservation availability.
I would like to utilize the free speech area, how do I make a reservation?
If you are part of a non-profit organization, reservations are strongly recommended to utilize the free speech area on our main walkway. To register, complete this form. Any use of amplified sound requires prior approval from the University. Distribution of all materials is the responsibility of the event sponsor. Any distribution of outside food must be pre-approved by UAS and EH&S.
If you are not a registered non-profit organization, please reference the Forms and Resources page for more reservation request options.
For more information on Time, Place, and Manner of Free Expression please see Administrative Policy P007 or contact the Facilities Use Coordinator. All individuals on campus should adhere to current safety measures, including COVID-19 safety requirements and protocols. Please refer to the Cal State LA Health Watch website for information.