The Protocol and Special Events Office primary function is to provide strategic guidance, event management and protocol services for high level, university-wide events. As an office within External Relations, we manage events and programs that support the University's priorities and mission, and to foster relationships with internal and external audiences. From dignitary visits and campus-wide celebrations to intimate gatherings and academic lectures, we set the standard of excellence for university events.
Protocol and Special Events manages the UC Merced Commencement ceremonies and advises the campus on issues regarding academic regalia and ceremony protocol.
Additionally, Protocol and Special Events, under the Vice Chancellor for External Relations, oversees the administration and processing of nominations for the UC Merced Chancellor's Medal.