The Division of Social Sciences Events Office

Guests mingle at the Division of Social Sciences' annual Farm to Fork reception held at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems on the UC Santa Cruz campus. Photo by Melissa De Witte.


Joni White, Director of Events
Phone: 831-502-7758
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Charles Aburime, Events Assistant

Stella Yi, Events Assistant

Welcome. Please tell us about your event!

Event Planning and Conference Management

The events office provides support for divisional events including faculty research talks, symposiums, conferences and banquets. We tap our experience to plan each stage with a proven step-by-step process to ensure a successful event. Our expertise in management, logistics, production, and administration adheres to the ideals set forth by the Office of the Chancellor and University Relations. Minimal advice to full scale operation requests are all considered. Please tell us about your event.


Services available for approved events:

We can:

  • Provide assistance with budget planning questions 

  • Serve as liaison for on-campus services:

    • Media Services – classroom and special event media

    • University Catering – catered events and breaks

    • Special Event campus shuttles/transportation - dependent on availability and location

  • Arrange for room/event setup and tear down with labor as requested

  • Design menus and assist with catering

  • Assign conference parking lots

  • Coordinate ADA requirements if needed 

  • Obtain alcohol and amplified sound permits

  • Assemble and distribute registration materials to include name badges, program, roster, etc

  • Coordinate special events, including off-site functions

  • Arrange for poster sessions including poster board location and rental

  • Provide link for conference web page and social media posts


Planning your own event?  

We can help.  Here are some of the most commonly used resources:

Venues on Campus




Zero Waste Events  

Food Safety

Alcohol Policy and Best Practices


Promoting your event?

Each event has unique needs for promotion. Let us help you decide when and how to advertise yours!
Complete details available here.