FAQs regarding Social Media, Student Press and Student Events on Campus

Important Deadlines to Note:

  • If your event will be serving alcohol, your event MUST be submitted a minimum of 21 days in advance of the event.
  • If your event will not be serving alcohol, your event MUST be submitted 3-10 days in advance of the event, depending on the size and needs of your event.

Stop by the SCC/ASPC Office (SCC244) or call (909) 621-8610 or (909) 621-8611 if...

  • You have questions about what you need to do to plan an event at Pomona
  • You want to know what reservable spaces are most appropriate for your event
  • You would like to determine space availability before completing this form
  • Any other question you might have... We're happy to help!

General student event policies

Policies for student events with alcohol

Tabling in the SCC

Promotional tables may be reserved by organizations who wish to distribute information, sell event tickets, recruit membership, etc. Tables may be set in the Courtyard of the Smith Campus Center. Organizations can reserve the opportunity to table by creating an event on Engage and requesting “Courtyard Table” as the space to be reserved. Once the space reservation is complete, Organizations must complete a TMA to request delivery of tables/chairs. In accordance with college policy, tables for commercial enterprises must be approved in advance by the Director of the Smith Campus Center and Student Programs.

Publicity

Campus events are understood to be private events by virtue of their restriction to students, faculty or staff of any one or all of The Claremont Colleges and their guests. No publicity of any kind is allowed outside the immediate boundaries of the colleges without permission from the Director of the Smith Campus Center and Student Programs. All reference to or suggestions of alcohol are prohibited in event publicity (This includes drawings, initials, double meanings or any other suggestion of or reference to alcohol). The Campus Center staff reserves the right to deny the authorization of any publicity violating the publicity regulations and guidelines. For more information, refer to The Claremont Colleges Publicity regulations and guidelines available in the Smith Campus Center, ASPC Office.

Guests

Event organizers will assume full responsibility for all guests (guests are defined as individuals who are not students, faculty or staff of The Claremont Colleges). Each guest is to carry a completed guest pass. No individual at the event may bring more than two guests. Guest passes are available at the Smith Campus Center Building Manager’s office on Friday and Saturday between 6:00pm-10:00pm only. Outside contractors (i.e., bands, DJ’s etc.) may provide a list of up to 5 guests to the event organizers. Guests must be at least 18 years of age and provide proof of age to the event organizers at time of entrance. All guests will be held to the same rules and regulations as Pomona Students. Any guests who wish to consume alcohol must be at least 21 and show a valid ID.

Fine Print

College-wide events have the highest priority and should be scheduled as far in advance as possible. These events, whether student, academic or administrative in point of origin, are usually one-time or short-term duration on an annual or semi-annual basis; examples include Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend, Public Events Committee programs, etc.

Whenever possible, facilities will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon the date the Facilities Scheduling From is received. In cases of multiple requests for the same facilities, priority will be given to Pomona College activities, followed by TCCS activities and then to community-based activities. Alumni Association activities are considered Pomona College activities.

Events from the community may be scheduled for times when students are not on campus and will be requested via the Office of Summer Conferences. All such activities must be consistent with the academic mission of the College.

It is the policy of Pomona College to make the most effective use of its facilities. The College therefore reserves the right to re-assign groups to spaces different from those reserved to maximize use of facilities. If such a re-assignment is necessary, the staff will contact the organization or individual holding the reservation and advise them of the room change with as much lead-time as possible.