UH Alumni Center FAQs

Submit Rent the Alumni Center reservation request. If the event calendar indicates the space is available, a hold will be put on the calendar. Once event details are confirmed, a contract will be sent to the Facility User for an approved signature. Contracts are to be signed and set back within two (2) weeks of receiving. Events are not confirmed until signed forms are returned.

Email  Kendra Hakanson at kahakans@Central.UH.EDU to set up an appointment. The UH Alumni Office is open MondayFriday from 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Hours for events are 8:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.

Yes! If you are a Life Member, you receive the UH rate for using the UH Alumni Center. Just indicate on the reservation request that you are a Life Member and we will verify in our system.

The UH Alumni Center will provide the following items at no cost:

  • Setup and breakdown of event
  • Dining tables and chairs
  • Handheld microphone or Lapel microphone
  • Drop down projection screen & projector (O’Quinn Great Hall)
  • Two TV screens (O’Quinn Great Hall
  • Video meeting access with table microphones (Melcher Boardroom)

There will also be a staff member present during the event.

We have 60″ round tables, as well as 6 8′ tables.

No, we do not provide linens. You would have to work with an outside vendor to rent them.

Absolutely you would just need to let us know how big you want the stage setup to be and we’ll set it up for you. This would be an additional cost.

Seated reception, Conference style, Lecture

Use of the following is not allowed: rice, confetti, glitter, candles.

You are free to use whichever catering vendor you choose. We recommend our oncampus caterer, Fresh Fork. Here is the link to their catering website. Outside caterers may be used provided the selected caterer can provide UHAA with a certificate of liability before the event date. Caterers who do not provide proof of liability insurance will not be allowed to serve at the UH Alumni Center. Here is the link to the Temporary Food Dealers Permit.

There are 40 parking spaces you can reserve in front of the UH Alumni Center. You would do this through UH Parking & Transportation by contacting 8328421097. Additional parking options can also be arranged in nearby lots and/or garages. Here is the link to the Special Events Parking form.

You must have security at your event if you have alcohol being served.

The University of Houston Alumni Association (UHAA) does not hold a liquor license. Alcohol may be distributed only through a caterer holding a valid liquor license permit and valid liquor liability insurance coverage. Caterer must provide proof of coverage before event date. UHPD is required to provide security at events where alcohol is served. Here is the link to the Special Events Security form.

Payments must be submitted within two (2) weeks of receiving final invoice. Payment link will be sent to Facility User.

There is an onsite kitchen that may be used for prep work. Included: refrigerator, two tables, multiple outlets, running water, and ice machine.

Cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of event. Failure to cancel may result in “Failure to cancel fee” of 50% of agreed rental fee. Future reservations will require 50% deposit at the time a reservation is made.