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Special Events and Protocol

From campus traditions and celebrations to groundbreaking ceremonies and intellectual gatherings, we produce unique events that support and enhance UC San Diego’s reputation for excellence within the framework of academic, business, and social etiquette.

We coordinate and manage more than 100 events each year for campus and community members, alumni, parents, donors, dignitaries, elected officials and media. We partner with you to ensure a memorable event that meets your needs and goals. We can help every step of the way in planning and implementing—from concept, invitation design and etiquette to vendor selection and budgeting.

Following established protocol demonstrates respect and professionalism in multifaceted, cross-cultural communications and situations. We can help with issuing an official invitation, identifying appropriate seating for dignitaries and leaders, and determining the order of program speakers. If your event includes a current or former chief of state or head of government; high-ranking member of royalty or foreign government; religious or spiritual leader, such as the Dalai Lama; or United States government official, please let us know. Get in touch with a team member or contact us for general information at 858-822-1400 or


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