University Public Engagement

General Information

As of July 1, 2017 alcohol service at on-campus events or off-campus university sanctioned events is approved through the University Public Engagement (UPE) office and through Risk Management. Alcohol Use Request forms are available on this page.



  1. Download and fill out the Alcohol Use Request Form (above). Digital signatures are accepted.
  2. Return the completed form at least 45 days prior to your event to UPE via email at OR in intracampus mail at ZIP 116.
  3. The form will be completed within five (5) business days of receipt. If your event requires an ABC license the use form will be approved within five business days, but it can up to two weeks to receive the license.
  4. If you will be purchasing alcohol from UPE or you need UPE concessions service at your event, a representative will contact you to coordinate those items.

UPE Concessions Price List 2022–2023

Concessions Price List
WinePrice per Bottle
Bogle Cabernet$21.00
Bogle Chardonnay$21.00
White Claw$6.00
BeerPrice per Bottle
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale$6.00
Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing$6.00
Coors Light$6.00
Concessions ServersHourly Charge
Concessions Manager$23.00
Additional Concessions Servers$18.00
Additional Charges
Tax Rate7.25%
UPE Concession Service$125.00
Gratuity18% or $35- whichever is greater
RF Admin Fee8% of total costs
Special One Day Wine/Beer License$50.00 (if needed)
Glass Ware Prices
Plastic GlassesNo Charge
Wine Glasses$1.00 each (plus tax)
Beer Glasses$1.00 each (plus tax)
Champagne Glasses$1.00 each (plus tax)

(If you need special accommodation to access documents on this page, please contact the Office of Accessible Technology and Services 530-898-6532.)

Changes to Policy for Catered Alcohol Service

Effective October 4, 2019

Caterers with no ABC Catering Service License will still be able to provide table service at events if they are properly insured to do so; however, they will no longer be allowed to transport, prepare, tend a bar, receive donated alcohol on behalf of the University, receive purchased alcohol on behalf of the University, or store alcohol for University events. UPE servers must perform the aforementioned tasks and will charge a fee for service. A minimum fee for this service (receive, prepare, delivery, and pick-up) would be $125 (does not include bartending).

Caterers who do have ABC Catering Service Licenses may perform all of these tasks, but host organization must verify caterer has appropriate ABC license.


At no time should University or CSE staff who are not in the employ of UPE Concessions ever be receiving, storing, preparing, and most importantly serving alcohol at University sponsored events.

Please note: if you currently have an approved Alcohol Service Agreement and Catering Agreement for the month of October you may honor those agreements. All future agreements will observe the new policy.