The Harper Alumni Center

Alumni Center Open House

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.


Reservations can be made up to 18 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

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

Gold Horizontal Rule

 Classroom Style
Classroom Style

Gold Horizontal Rule

 Theater Style
Theater Style

◊ Chairs only
◊ Up to 365 chairs

Gold Horizontal Rule

Conference Style
Conference Style

◊ U Shape
◊ Hollow Square / Rectangle

Gold Horizontal Rule