Room Rates and Fees
Explanation of Room Rates
The Swain Student Activities Center has many meeting and event spaces intended for use by the campus community. In order to maintain these spaces and provide a high level of service, groups may be charged for using SAC rooms and equipment.
Room rates are primarily determined by the type of group making the reservation. However, other factors may have an impact on the rates charged for a reservation such as the make-up of the intended event audience or the type of event. Recognized Student Organizations and University Departments are not typically charged for using SAC rooms for events that are intended for students, staff, or faculty.
For most meetings and events, setup of the room with tables and chairs is provided at no additional cost. Setup of equipment beyond tables and chairs may incur fees as indicated. Also, events that occur outside the typical open hours of the building may be assessed an hourly fee to extend SAC hours.
Rates for Affiliated Events
For events that are organized by an RSO or a University Department, but are primarily intended for attendance by non-UofL persons, SAC staff will bill the organizing group at an Affiliated Rate instead of the usual RSO or department rates. Affiliated events are charged lower fees than events hosted solely by a non-UofL group. RSOs and University Departments are not permitted to “front” for outside organizations to obtain this lower rate on behalf of a non-UofL organization. To be eligible for the Affiliated Rate, the organizing RSO or University Department must be responsible for making the space reservation and working with SAC staff to communicate event needs and execute the event.
- Student Groups - applies to events intended primarily for attendance by the campus community and that are hosted by Recognized Student Organizations. RSO must currently be in Good Standing.
- University Departments - applies to events intended primarily for attendance by the campus community and that are hosted by a UofL department
- Affiliated - applies to events intended primarily for attendance by non-UofL persons, but are hosted by a Recognized Student Organization or UofL department
- Non-UofL - applies to events hosted by a non-UofL organization
SAC facilities staff reserve the right to make any final determinations regarding what rates and fees are appropriate for events using SAC facilities or equipment.
Cancellations and No Shows
Cancellation must be given to the SAC reservationist within 7 working days of events in the Multipurpose Rooms, Ballroom, Red Barn, and outdoor spaces. Cancellation must be given within 72 hours for events in meeting rooms and the Floyd Theatre.
If no cancellation is received, SAC staff will proceed with setting the reservation as requested. In the event that the reserving organization does not show up at their event or meeting, the event will be designated a No Show and will be billed as if the event did take place will all requested services.
Student Groups that accrue No Show events in the current academic year will have the following penalties levied:
- First occurrence = Written notice
- Second occurrence = $25 fee
- Third occurrence = $25 fee and loss of reservation privileges for remainder of current academic year
Typically within 7 days after the event date, SAC staff will provide the reservation holder with an invoice listing all charges and credits for the reservation. Non-UofL groups must pay all identifiable costs in advance of the event, unless other arrangements have been made in advance with SAC staff. Additional services requested after these costs are invoiced and paid will be billed at a later date.
Organizations who fail to pay for costs associated with their reservations in a timely manner may risk losing their privileges for making future campus reservations.