CTU Equipment Rental Rates and Guidelines


Duration of EventRate (Online Payment)Rate(Cash or Check payment)
Less than 1 hour$10$15
1 hour $20$25
1.5 hours$30$35
2 to 3 hours$40$45


  • CTU events get first priority for usage of CTU equipment.
  • Once the Equipment Rental request is submitted, CTU will respond within 1 to 3 weeks of receiving the request. Requests must be submitted at least two weeks before the event.
  • The response will provide the following information:
    • the availability of the equipment
    • actual amount to be paid on a case-by-case basis using the rates above and any additional surcharges that apply.
  • Additional surcharges may apply depending upon various factors including:
    • Rental period (pickup to return)
    • City and state where the event is being held
  • Based upon its availability, equipment may be reserved for the requested event subject to the following conditions:
    • Payment is made online in advance
    • There are no known conflicting CTU events at that time that would preclude availability.
  • If there are conflicting CTU events, CTU can confirm its availability only when the program details are finalized.
  • Note: Equipment is generally not available for rental during the Annual Memorial Day Music festival.  When the program details are finalized, CTU may be in a position to rent out equipment on a case by case basis.
  • Payments made are non-refundable but may be applied towards future equipment rentals with any rate adjustments required.
  • A deposit of $100 per item rented (personal check) may be required depending upon the rental circumstances.  This deposit will be refunded when the equipment is returned by the Return date specified in the same state that it was rented.
  • CTU cannot provide the equipment without the payments having being made before the equipment is picked up.

Questions: ctu {dot} equip {AT} ChicagoTyagarajaUtsavam.org.