FAQs: About Events Services


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FAQs: About Events Services

  • Submit an inquiry to event.services@riosalado.edu. Please be sure to include:
    • Event date(s)
    • Event start & end time
    • Guest count
    • Preferred set-up(i.e theater, classroom, rounds, u-shape
  • Fill out Facility Use Request Form
  • A staff member will then reach out to confirm details and to provide a draft of the contract for your review and to obtain missing documents such as proof of non-profit and/or Certificate of Insurance. No signature is required at this time. If you accept all terms and conditions - let our staff know and we will process our contract with Legal. You will then receive an eSignature packet from our Legal department.
  • There is no initial deposit due. However, payment is required (10) days prior to the start of the event.

Facility Use Request Form

Attendees are able to use the parking garage & uncovered parking lot located on all campuses - free of charge.  Please click the link to view the Rio Salado Tempe Campus Map (PDF).

The Cafe @ Rio Salado is the exclusive caterer for all onsite events (Tempe location only). Please visit their website for more information.

Yes. All rates are hourly but require a four hour minimum.  To view the rates, please click the MCCCD Facility Rental Rates sheet.

Please send an email to event.services@riosalado.edu check for available dates. Please have the start & end time, number of guests expected in attendance, type of set-up needed, and preference for date(s) listed in email.

All event organizers are required to provide Certificate of Insurance with proof of $1,000,000 in General Liability & a valid date thru end of event. If you do not have proof of liability- you can purchase insurance through Progressive Special Events Insurance which can provide event liability insurance to non-Maricopa County Community College District facility users.

If your organization is non-profit status - you will need to provide proof of that as well.

Light beverages such as bottled water & packaged snacks are allowed to be brought in from outside. However - any catered meal needs to come from our in-house caterer as they hold the exclusive rights to all on-site events (Tempe location only)

  • 8:00am - 9:00pm (Monday - Friday)
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm (Saturday)

You can schedule out events up to (6) months in advance with a (21) day minimum for contract processing.

Please email event.services@riosalado.edu to schedule your visit. Walk-ins are welcome but please note that the space you are interested in may not be available to tour at that time.

You are charged a per-hour rate for use of event space as well as a set-up & clean-up fee per day of use. Pricing varies based on room size. This includes use of computer/projectors & microphones as well as all furniture. If the event is to be streamed for a virtual audience - there is an additional surcharge involved.

Community Entity facility usage rates are shown with a 50% discount. The term “Community Entity” means a corporation or other legal entity whose business is non-commercial and:

  1. Is unrelated to Maricopa Community Colleges
  2. Is recreation, educational, political, economic, artistic, moral, scientific, social, religious, or for some other civic purpose in the interest of the community