Facility Scheduling Policy
New price list in effect as of July 2022.
- Private Property: Centenary College is an open campus; however, all Centenary College buildings, facilities, property, etc. is private property owned by the institution. The College provides the use of its facilities and other assets for special events to generate revenue to support operations. Centenary College reserves the right to deny access to groups or organizations seeking to use campus facilities or to ask any group or individual to leave campus.
- Facility Use Fees: Facilities available for rent can be found on the Available Facilities page. The cost of each facility can be found on the Rental Pricing page. Facility use fees include normal room arrangement or set-up of furniture, tables and chairs, A/V equipment (if available), and regular cleaning and custodial services.
- Facility Scheduling: All facility use is scheduled through the Conference and Events Office (email@example.com, or 318.869.5778). Facilities will be reserved only after the Security/Cleaning Deposit has been paid and the Facility Use Agreement has been accepted. Faculty/staff will direct any individual or group that would like to use campus facilities to the Conference and Events Office to secure the reservation.
- Insurance: Proof of $1,000,000 of liability insurance is required for all off-campus organizations using any Centenary facility. A copy of the certificate of insurance (and the 501(c)(3) certificate for non-profit groups) is required in the Conference and Events Office at least two weeks before the event. A special event policy is available for groups without liability insurance through the Conference and Events Office.
- Security/Cleaning Deposit: A refundable security/cleaning deposit of 25% of the total amount due, or a minimum of $100.00, is required to cover any damages and/or extra cleaning of the facilities resulting from use. This deposit is in addition to the Facility Use Fee and it will be refunded after the event, provided no damages are incurred. Facilities are expected to be in like-found condition after use in order to receive deposit refund.
- Lead Time: All scheduling should take place with sufficient notice or lead time prior to the date of the event. Needed facilities, equipment, and food service may not be available on short notice.
- Facility Priority: Scheduling of facilities for College use takes priority over outside groups. Prior to the beginning of the academic year, the Registrar schedules all classrooms, labs, and studios. Classroom space can only be released for outside events/groups with the approval of the Registrar. Subsequent scheduling of classrooms, labs, and studios must be placed on the calendar after a written approval from the Registrar has been received.
- Bynum Commons: All Bynum Commons facilities are scheduled by the Conference and Events Office.
- Catered Events: All catering at Centenary must be provided by Sodexo Catering Services, the College’s contracted, exclusive on-site provider. All catering and menu selection must be booked through the Conference and Events Office at least two weeks prior to the event. To facilitate food purchases, the deadline for a final count on number of attendees is seven days prior to the event; this is the minimum number the organization will pay for. The cost per person will increase 10% for additional attendees added after the deadline. All invoicing will come from Conference and Events.
- Alcohol: Centenary Alcohol Policies and regulations can be found on the Alcohol Policies page. All events with alcohol served must strictly follow the policies. Only pre-approved vendors are allowed to serve alcohol on campus property and must be booked through the Conference and Events Office.
- Residence Halls: The Community Services office schedules the use of residence halls during the summer conference period giving priority to summer term students housed on campus by the Assistant Dean of Students and/or Residence Life.
- Brown Chapel: Brown Memorial Chapel is reserved for weddings on a first come first served basis by the Conference and Events Office. Alumni are eligible for a 50% discount on the published price. Insurance and a 25% deposit are required for all weddings. Details and guidelines on weddings at Centenary can be found on the wedding page.
- Extra Services Costs: Organizations will be required to pay for extra services which includes security (coordinated with Centenary DPS); extra, after hours, significant, or weekend custodial or cleaning services (before or after the event); catering (coordinated through Conference and Events Office with Sodexo); extraordinary, after hours, or weekend set-ups (i.e. room arrangement, tables, chairs, tents, etc.); facility coordinators—on-site personnel familiar with the facilities or equipment (especially after hours or on weekends); linens or table cloths (non-catered events; linens are included in catered events); pipe and draping; loss of keys (if keys are checked out); extraordinary electrical or A/V needs; overtime of any required Centenary employees or contractors; on-campus lodging; etc. Extra Services Costs will be noted in the Facility Use Agreement prior to the event when possible, however there is no guarantee that all costs can or will be noted or invoiced beforehand since not all needs or wants are recognized until the event is in progress. Demands for much more than was originally asked for and agreed upon are common immediately before events when awareness of true needs or changes in wishes arise. The individual or organization is legally responsible for all Extra Services Costs as determined by Conference and Events Office.
- Parking: Parking at Centenary can be a difficult issue when classes are in session or during large events. Significant available parking cannot be guaranteed for any event; however, Centenary DPS will endeavor to guide traffic flow and/or reserve available parking spots as requested.
- Payment: Full payment of all known costs is required prior to any event. Full payment includes the Security/Cleaning Deposit, the Facility Use Fees, and any prescribed Extra Services Costs. If the event incurs additional Extra Services Costs, the individual or organization will be invoiced after the event and the total must be paid in full within two weeks of receipt of the invoice. Payment can be made in person at the Conference and Events Office or via mail:
Centenary College Conference and Events
2911 Centenary Blvd.
Shreveport, LA 71104
Checks should be made out to Centenary College. A $50 in-house charge in addition to any bank charges will be incurred for any returned checks.
- Contact Person: Each event and/or organization must supply the Conference and Events Office with at least two points of contact with mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. One person must be designated the lead contact person and decision maker. This individual will be responsible for all contact and planning with the Conference and Events Office to avoid duplication of requests or confusion in planning. All Contact Persons are personally responsible for assuring that all payments are made as required.
- DPS: Centenary's Department of Public Safety reviews all weekly schedules for facility usage. If an event is discovered in progress and is not on the Facility Schedule, DPS will not allow the event to continue until proper authorization is received from Conference and Events Office.
- Politcal Affiliations: Centenary College is available for political and other meetings that are funded by private individuals. However, the College does not endorse political candidates, nor does it espouse the beliefs of any particular religion. The use of Centenary College facilities for a political or religious event should in no way be interpreted as an endorsement by Centenary of the views of any group using the facility.