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Pricing

Overview

Biola department-sponsored events

Pricing for our services is based on labor. We do not charge for equipment used, unless it needs to be rented through an outside rental company. Labor fees are determined by the entire amount of time an event takes to be set up and torn down. If an audio/video/lighting tech is needed for an event, the duration of time that the tech is at the event will also be included in the total labor fee.

The rates noted below are a reference for Event Services personnel only. It does not include the different but associated costs for events which may include the services of the Custodial, Electrical, Grounds, or other departments.

Off-campus organizations

All off-campus organizations, conferences and groups wanting to rent space on Biola’s campus or utilize Event Services’ resources should contact Biola’s Conference Services department and fill out an application to inquire about space availability and pricing.

Filming at Biola

The information on this page does not reflect fees for off-campus production companies, studios or groups to conduct movie or video shoots on Biola’s campus. The fee to film on campus is generally $3,000 per day for 12 hours. For more information or to coordinate use of space at Biola for filming, contact pr@biola.edu.

Standard Labor Charge

Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday morning through Friday afternoon

  • Events that require less than three total hours of labor during office hours are free of charge.
    • Example: Event A takes 1 hour to set up and .75 hours to tear down, for a total of 1.75 total labor hours, all occurring during business hours; Event A will not be billed.
  • Events that require three or more total hours of labor during office hours are charged at a rate of $33 per hour per event technician.
    • Example: Event B takes 2 hours to set up, a technician was needed for the event for a duration of 4 hours and take down took .5 hours, for a total of 6.5 hours, all occurring during business hours; Event B will be billed for 6.5 labor hours or $214.50.
  • Labor charges are for all labor and services provided, such as set up, audio/video/lighting technicians operating an event and take down.

After Hours Setup Fee

After Office Hours: 4:30 p.m.–7:30 a.m., Monday afternoon through Friday morning

  • Labor required to start during the above time frame entails a $66 minimum fee.
    • Example: Event A requires 1.75 labor hours total, but setup had to happen after 5:30 p.m.; Event A will be billed $66.
  • Labor charged at a rate of $33 per hour per event technician after two hour minimum fee is exceeded.
    • Example: Event B takes 6.5 hours total with setup, tech and take down occurring after business hours; Event B will be billed $214.50.
  • Fee will be denoted as "AHF" on work order confirmation from Event Services.

Weekend Setup Fee

Weekend Hours: 4:30 p.m. on Friday–7:30 a.m. on Monday

  • Labor required to start during the above time frame entails a $132 minimum fee.
    • Example: Event A requires 1.75 labor hours total, but setup had to happen on Saturday afternoon; Event A will be billed $132.
  • Labor charged at a rate of $33 per hour per event technician after four hour minimum fee is exceeded.
    • Example: Event B takes 6.5 labor hours total with setup, tech and take down on Saturday afternoon; Event B will be billed $214.50.
  • Fee will be denoted as "WSF" on work order confirmation from Event Services.

Late Processing Fee

  • Events with setups that are confirmed by the Campus Coordinator within three (3) business days of when the setup will need to occur will incur a $25 late processing fee due to the rushed nature of request and need to adjust workload last minute.
  • This fee will be billed even if overall labor required is less than the three hour minimum.
    • Example: Event A requires 1.75 labor hours total, but the event was confirmed with required setup the day before the event; Event A will be billed $25.
  • If labor required for the event is three hours or more, the $25 fee will be billed in addition to labor charge.
    • Example: Event B takes 6.5 labor hours total but was confirmed with required setup the day before the event; Event B will be billed $239.50 (i.e. $214.50 + $25).
  • Fee will be denoted as "LPF" on work order confirmation from Event Services.