Major Events Policy


UC Santa Cruz (UCSC) is committed to ensuring that all persons may exercise the constitutionally protected right of free expression and that there is an ongoing opportunity for the expression of various viewpoints. UCSC is also committed to enabling persons to host a variety of events on University property, thereby enriching the university experience. 

Producing a Major Event while ensuring freedom of expression, safety, and continuity of university functions requires preparation and planning. Toward this end, the University will be proposing a new policy and procedures whose purpose is to assist in planning successful Major Events on University property while allowing the University to address possible legal concerns and ensure that policies governing freedom of expression, safety, disruption of university business, and other matters are followed.

The current interim policy can be found here.

Campus Consultation Process

The Major Events Policy public comment period will open in early Fall 2020 and last for three months. Please check back at this time to access the feedback form.

Draft Major Events Policy (as of May 1, 2020)

Draft Major Events Procedures (as of May 1, 2020)


For more information on the campus procedures to implement new policies, please visit the Policy Office website.