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The Office of University Ceremonies and Events is committed to creating an environment through events and programs that foster good will towards CSU Dominguez Hills and contribute to developing community support and campus pride. We provide event planning counsel to the campus community so the university is always represented in a professional and positive manner.

What We Do

As part of the University Advancement team, the Office of University Ceremonies and Events designs, produces and manages events for the university and extends a high standard of hospitality to our guests. The office plans and produces events for University Advancement, including donor, community, and alumni events. The office also handles high-profile university events and events for the Office of the President, including annual Commencement and other public ceremonies, and campus-wide celebrations. We provide a wide array of services and consulting to the campus community that include:

  • Event concept development
  • Planning and coordination
  • Guidelines for event protocol
  • Referrals for event facilities, caterers, and other vendors

If you are planning an event and one or more of the following situations apply, please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Events to schedule a consultation:

  • The President, high-ranking officials or representatives, elected officials, or other dignitaries will be participating or attending;
  • Event is a ceremony of campus-wide significance, such as a ground-breaking ceremony, building dedication, important anniversary or something similar;
  • Need event-planning advice

Fundraising Events

Does your event have a fundraising component? Start with University Development to assist with campus policy to help make your event a successful one.

Scheduling the President

The President looks forward to attending campus or social events, and to speaking to all kinds of campus groups. To request the President’s attendance at your event, please download, complete and submit the appropriate form to your Department Vice President for approval. Once the President Attendance Request Forms has been approved by your Department Vice President send to the President’s Office. The President’s office requires these requests no later than 4 weeks before the event. All event-related printed materials that include the name of the President require approval prior to publication and/or distribution.

Government or Community Involvement

Will you be inviting Government Officials or have a Community Organization involved or attending your event? Contact the Office of Government and Community Relations.

Design and Creative Services

University Communications provides professional art direction and design services for university promotional materials, print, and electronic communications. The design and content of event promotional materials bearing the President’s name must be approved by the President’s Office.

Social Media Policies & Guideline

To assist in posting content and managing CSUDH social media sites, the university has developed policy and guidelines for official use of social media. These apply to university faculty, staff, students and other representatives, and can be used in connection with social media accounts associated with colleges, schools, departments, programs, clubs and other university entities.

Identity Standards

The Identity Standards Manual lists and explains the importance of campus-wide standards governing the use of logos, as well as the various stationery formats for CSU Dominguez Hills. You can browse through an online version of the manual, or download a PDF suitable for printing.

Campus Calendar

The Campus Calendar is a list of all scheduled events on campus.

Audio-Visual Services

If you are using a venue outside of the Loker Student Union and need Audio Visual services, contact University Ceremonies and Events for assistance and recommendations. If you are using space within Loker Student Union the Reservations and Event Staff will assist you with all of your event needs.

On-Campus Caterer

DH Catering

The experienced & professional catering team members are prepared to offer you the personal attention required in all aspects of your gathering.

Graphic Design

University Communication and Public Affairs

University Communications provides professional art direction and design services for university promotional materials, print, and electronic communications.

Facility Services

Facility Services

Facility Services can be used as a resource for campus events in coordinating items such as the rental and use of tables, chairs, podiums, trash cans, recycle bins, stanchions, and more.

Public Safety

CSUDH Police Department

CSUDH Police is one of the departments that should be informed of all special events held on campus.

Environmental Health & Occupations Safety (EH&OS) and Risk Management

EH&OH/Risk Management provide guidelines on venue capacity, venue set-up, fire safety, and first aid.

Publicity, Media Relations & Publications

University Communication and Public Affairs

University Communication and Public Affairs collaborates with other campus members in planning and organization of university-wide events and ceremonies, and develop media plans and communications to promote events.

Event Parking

Parking Services is the one stop place to meet all your special event parking needs. Whether it is a last minute visitor or a conference for two thousand, Parking can coordinate hassle-free parking for your guests.

Loker Student Union

University Theatre

The University Theatre has a scene shop, state of the art lighting and sound equipment, rehearsal room, men & women dressing rooms, box office, design rooms, and a comfortable lobby. The Theatre can fill a maximum number of 485 seats for Lectures, Cultural Programs, Plays, Concerts, and Dance recitals.

Athletics (ToroDome, Fields, etc.)

If you are interested in renting one of the Cal State Dominguez Hills athletic facilities please contact the Facilities Coordinator.

Art Gallery, Classrooms, Claudia Hampton Hall, Conference Rooms, Japanese Garden, Sculpture Garden and Library.

The Facilities Leasing and Scheduling Office assists on and off campus groups and organizations in presenting non-instructional events and activities by scheduling use of campus facilities

College of Extended and International Education

The College of Extended and International Education Complex at California State University, Dominguez Hills is available for rental for workshops, classes, seminars and business meetings.

Upcoming Events

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