The PMC's Equipment Checkout Program is a free resource for members of registered Publication and Media organizations to checkout camera, audio, lighting, and other media equipment. Most equipment can be used off-site, and a few pieces are reserved as reference material to be used only in PMC's film and recording studio in 177 MLK Student Union. Unlike other equipment checkout programs at Cal, a student user need not be a declared major in any area of study.
Students are authorized to checkout equipment if they are on the CalLink roster of an active registered student organization and have one of their organization's signatories co-sign their equipment checkout contract. RSOs that receive funding from the ASUC must pay a security deposit before being able to check out "Tier 2" equipment items, such as cameras or lighting kits. Organizations that do not receive funding may check out equipment on a case-by-case basis, and will enter into a "Strikes" agreement as described in Addendum A of our contract (linked below). Publications and Media RSOs will benefit from a slightly decreased security deposit.
Students interested in utilizing this program should carefully follow these steps:
- Look through PMC's equipment inventory for items they are interested in.
- Check the reservation calendar below to ensure that the material desired is available.
- Fill out this reservation request form indicating which equipment they are interested in*
If applicable, check out this how to presentation on how to Submit a Security Deposit (Required for all Tier 2 equipment, including camera/light/s ound kits).
If applicable, submit the security deposit through the ASUC account to account transfer. Be aware, this can take up to a full week of processing time. (You may not pick up your equipment until after the security deposit has been processed.)
- Review our Equipment Checkout Policy and Contract, and submit a signed copy of the contract on the last page (digitally or in person when you pick up the equipment).
Pick up the equipment from the PMC office during open hours (weekdays 12pm to 9pm).
*Please allow at least 48 hours of processing time betweeen filling out the request form and the date you'd like to pick up the equipment. If your desired pick-up date is less than 48 hours after you've submitted the request, we cannot guarantee that the PMC will be able to process your request in time. We welcome you to visit our office if you have questions about equipment checkout or security deposits, but we kindly ask that you do not come to the PMC expecting to pick up equipment if you have not received a confirmation email for your request.
You can also request new additions to PMC's equipment inventory here.
Questions? Email email@example.com.