Special Events

As part of the University Advancement division, the University Events and Partnerships team designs, produces and manages events for our clients as we extend the USD standard of hospitality throughout the university. We are a client service department which provides a centralized standard of excellence, quality, and protocol to the campus community - including the Office of the President, Divisional Vice Presidents, University Advancement, Development, and Alumni and Parent Relations.

Our key role is to create and maintain the university standards and protocols for USD special events. Our support to clients varies from a seasoned event producer who assists their client with full management, which includes the design, production and management of development-based events, to giving advice about the event program or simply providing staff support for event check-in.

Services We Provide

Our team of experienced campus event planners can assist with the following services:

  • Event logistics consultation and planning services
  • Special event on-site management
  • Event marketing and promotion consultation
  • Budget planning
  • Campus event resources and guidelines
  • Identification of key special event campus partners
  • Post-event analysis

Events We Produce

The University Events and Partnerships team is experienced in a variety of special event formats and has proudly produced many university signature events that include:

  • Anniversary and inauguration celebrations
  • Groundbreakings and campus dedications
  • Academic lectures and symposiums
  • Fundraising galas and campaign events
  • Donor recognition and award programs
  • Private presidential and trustee dinners
  • Alumni reunions and athletic tailgates

Signature Events

  • Convocation
  • Scholarship Appreciation Luncheon
  • Wine Classic
  • Alumni Honors
  • Fabulous Torero Casino Night
  • Homecoming/Family Weekend Torero Tailgate
  • Founders Gala