For more information on our Spring Lab dates, please come to the Rose Float Office in Building 26A (facing the bookstore) or call us at: (909)869-3204

Rose Float Lab

This is the place where, if you can dream it, we can build it. Every year we start with a little drawing on a piece of paper and thousands of ideas, throughout the year we message and build on the ideas to build them into reality.

The Pomona Lab (building 64) serves as the main garage for our float in the months that lead into the New Years Day parade. The lab is outfitted to help the students construct and design the float, holding a multitude of hand tools, power tools, and heavy machinery to carry out a daunting task. You should also expect to see a group of dedicated student volunteers rocking out to music and working hard to complete their goals for the day.

What to Bring

Depending on your stay with us at our Lab, we recommend bringing all of the following:

  • A filled reusable water bottle

  • Closed toe shoes(work boots recommended, but not required)

  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants you don’t mind getting dirty

  • A sweater/jacket for the cooler seasons.


The tools and equipment in and around our lab present a potential danger to all volunteers. This is why it is important to pay close attention to our safety guidelines.

Keep in Mind


If this is your first time, you will need to sign a liability form available when you arrive to volunteer. A parent or legal guardian will need to sign the liability form if you are under 18 years old.

Find our Lab

If this is your first time visiting our lab, we understand that directions may be hard to follow as our campus may be unfamiliar to you. We encourage you to use GoogleMaps to locate our facility and follow the directions given to you, as this seems to be the best. 



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