Facility Rental / Civic Center - Ohlone Community College District
“There is a civic center at each and every community college within the state where the citizens… and associations may engage in supervised recreational activities, and where they may meet and discuss, from time to time, as they may desire, any subjects and questions which in their judgment appertain to the educational, political, economic, artistic, and moral interests of the citizens of the communities in which they reside.”
—Education Code Section 82537
The Facility Rental/Civic Center Office is responsible for arranging rentals of Ohlone Community College District facilities and coordinating those rentals with various campus services (custodial, grounds, athletic, food, and campus police), as needed.
Community groups and athletic organizations are encouraged to use our campuses to promote public, literary, scientific, recreational, educational, or public agency meetings, or for the discussion of matters of general or public interest and supervised recreational activities.
Public transportation is available at both campuses with direct service to and from the Fremont BART station.
The Ohlone College Fremont campus is located at 43600 Mission Boulevard in Fremont, California. Go to Ohlone College Maps and Directions.
Located on 534 hillside acres, the Fremont campus offers spectacular views of the San Francisco Bay and city lights. Located minutes from Silicon Valley, the 680 and 880 freeways, Mission San Jose, and the Fremont BART station, the campus is centrally located between the East and South Bay regions in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Escape the city in a rural setting with ponds, wildlife and natural landscaping. Ohlone College harmonizes with the surrounding community to create a natural, restful campus atmosphere conductive to study. A grove of mature palm trees creates a dramatic entrance to the campus.
The Fremont campus features a 405-seat performing arts center, one of the largest swimming pools in the Bay Area, a 100-seat studio theater, an open-air amphitheater, and 4 stadium seating presentation halls. The gymnasium and dinning halls are available for large gatherings.
Ohlone College also has other comprehensive fitness and athletic facilities, including, a dance studio, music rooms, baseball and softball fields, tennis courts, and soccer field.
The Ohlone College Newark Center is located at 39399 Cherry Street in Newark, California. Go to Ohlone College Maps and Directions.
The only LEED Platinum certified community college campus in the nation, the new Ohlone College Newark Center boasts clean, modern, sustainable and energy efficient facilities. It features large flexible meeting rooms in a state-of-the-art eco-friendly environment.
With large open areas and “smart” classrooms, this facility is ideal for corporate meetings, conferences, or environmentally related workshops.
Located adjacent to the San Francisco Bay, it is just minutes off the 880 freeway and close to the Pacific Commons shopping center in Fremont and Newpark Mall in Newark.
Facility Rental Information
The Ohlone Community College District has facilities available for special events or corporate meetings.
Members of the public or public groups who would like to use campus buildings or outdoor areas may obtain a Facility Rental Application Form from the Facility Rental Office, or a Facility Rental Application Form can be downloaded.
Staff, faculty and student clubs wishing to use facilities, must contact the Curriculum and Scheduling Office.
Facility Rental Procedure
Please allow at least three (3) weeks to process your request. Applications received for the following semester will be held for processing until the schedule of classes for that semester has been published to avoid conflicts with college academic programs.