University of California, Riverside

Office of Event Management & Protocol


 Students screaming at graduation

About the Office of Event Management & Protocol

The Office of Event Management & Protocol supports the university mission of teaching, research, and service through the effective development and management of events that communicate and enhance UCR's reputation for excellence, especially events specific to the advancement of the university.

The goals of the office are to:

  • Serve in the planning, development and execution of high-profile major events that benefit the university and enhance its image, reputation and attractiveness as worthy focus of charitable giving and other forms of support.
  • Partner with various academic and administrative units on campus in order to achieve their individual event goals and objectives.
  • Advise members of the UCR community on protocol issues as they relate to event planning.

Upcoming Events

New Student Convocation — September, 26 2017

A ceremonial induction for new students into the UCR family designed to promote the shared values of the university – integrity, accountability, excellence and respect. 

Chancellor's Dinner — October 21, 2017

The annual Chancellor's Dinner to benefit UCR students raises funds for scholarships and fellowships and recognizes Alumni Awards recipients. 

Homecoming — November 18, 2017

Homecoming brings together alumni, parents, donors, students, staff, faculty, and the community for a campus celebration instilling pride in UCR. Activities include reunions, Scot Fest and the Homecoming basketball game.

Donors & Scholars Recognition Luncheon  — May 19, 2018

This annual event brings together the generous scholarship donors and talented scholarship recipients to celebrate achievement and philanthropy.

Commencement — June 1 and 15–19, 2018

UCR's 64th Commencement is scheduled for June 2018, beginning on Friday, June 15 and concluding Tuesday, June 19 on beautiful Pierce Lawn. The School of Medicine Commencement will take place on June 1.

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012