Equipment Rentals & Services

Audio/Video Event Equipment Support

Cal Poly Humboldt provides basic, smart technology instructional media equipment such as LED monitors, LCD projectors, screens, and computers with audio capabilities in many spaces. Additional audio-visual items are available at extra cost. University reserves the right, at its discretion, to require an A/V tech at the customer’s expense if the event necessitates one. Complex events requiring A/V support will be charged the hourly rate for the support staff (2-hour minimum). Requests for A/V equipment or personnel must be made at least two (2) weeks prior to the event date. Late requests may not be accommodated and/or may result in additional charges.

To request A/V equipment or technical support services, please indicate your needs in your 25Live Event Request, contact the CES office at (707) 826-5981 or email at least 2 weeks prior to your event. For all staff, faculty and student technology needs associated with classroom and academic purposes, please contact Technology Equipment Checkout at x4200 or email

Equipment available for event support:

Audio/Video Equipment

Catchbox Throwable Participation Microphone $10 per item
Cord Covers
Document Camera (1080p) 45 per item
DVD/ Blueray Player $20 per item
Extension Cord (long) $20 per item
Extension Cord (short) $10 per item
Kit of Adapters
LCD Projector $100 per item
Long HDMI Cable
Microphone Stand (Tabletop) $10 per item
Microphone Stand (Tall) $10 per item
Panel Microphone kit *requires staff setup $80 per item
Photography Lighting Kit $70 per item
Portable PA System (large) 250w *requires staff setup $120 per item
Portable Screen (Large 10’) *Requires Staff setup $80 per item
Portable Screen (Medium 70”) $70 per item
Sand Bags
Small Speakers
Speaker Stands $20 per item
Wireless Mic set $50
Wireless Presentation Remote $20 per item

Other Equipment for Rent

Musical Instruments & Equipment

Additional Pitch Raise & Stabilization $300
Bass Drum w. Beater $100
Bass/ Guitar Amp $50
Bongos $50
Celeste $100
Chimes $100
Concert Toms & Stands (per drum) $25
Congas $75
Crash Cymbals w. Stand $75
Glockenspiel $75
Grand Piano & Steinway B (includes 1 tuning) $100
Hamburg Steinway D (includes 1 tuning) $250
Harp $100
Harpsichord - French Double (Includes one tuning) $150
Harpsichord - Single Flemish (includes 1 tuning) $100
Kawaii 88 note keyboard $50
Large Gong, stand and beater $75
Lights for Music stands (each) $1 (each)
Marimba $125
Music Chair (each) $2 (each)
Music Stand (each) $3 (each)
Orchestra Bells w. Stand $75
Orchestral/ Brass Band Instruments $75
Piano Bench (w/o Piano) $15
Snare Drum & Stand $75
Sound Shell (per unit, 7 available) $10 (each)
Steinway D (includes 1 tuning) $150
Synthesizer $75
Timpani (per drum) $50
Touchup services, beyond initial tuning $50
Upright Piano (includes 1 tuning) $50
Vibraphone $100
Xylophone $100

Theatre Equipment

Dance Floor $400
ETC Element II Light Board $300
Podium and wireless microphones $50