University Communications and Public Affairs


University Communications and Public Affairs (UCPA) is a division in the Chancellor’s Office that provides a full-range of services, from strategic communications and government relations to design, video and event management.

We plan and publicize campus events, pitch and publish campus news, and provide a variety of communication services. Our goal is to share UC San Diego’s evolving story and the accomplishments and work of our students, faculty, staff and alumni with the broader community. For our recharge services, we offer competitive services, comparable to an outside public relations and marketing agency. Better yet, we are Tritons and we know UC San Diego. We can polish and amplify your message and be your voice to the UC San Diego community and the world.

We are also a resource for external audiences, like journalists and elected officials. Need to speak with an expert on sustainability? We can help with that. Need a fact sheet or brochure about UC San Diego? We have one. Actually, we have several. Whether you’re looking for current rankings, the latest campus news or UC San Diego’s annual report, we are a one-stop-shop for your communication needs.

Creative Services and Publications

Creative Services and Publications provides comprehensive design for the campus and manages the UC San Diego brand. We specialize in printed and electronic marketing materials, photography and videography, and application of the brand and logo. We also manage Studio Ten 300, a state-of-the-art broadcast facility that connects our stellar faculty to major media outlets, and offer an image library for campus use.

Get in touch if we can help with your creative marketing needs.

Marketing, Media Relations and Public Affairs

Marketing, Media Relations and Public Affairs tells UC San Diego’s story to the campus community and external stakeholders to advance our vision and mission. We shape messaging, develop strategies and implement efforts that generate interest and investment in UC San Diego, and strengthen the campus reputation.

News media can reach us at 858-534-3120.

Special Events and Protocol

Special Events and Protocol fosters and enhances UC San Diego’s reputation for excellence through the effective development, management and presentation of special events. We design, develop and manage high-profile events on behalf of the chancellor, showcasing and setting a superior standard for the UC San Diego community on all matters of protocol and event management. We also oversee the university’s medals program.

Contact us for any questions about event management and protocol.

Get in touch about UCPA’s resources and services.

This form will put you in touch with UCPA staff responsible for UCPA’s resources and services. For other needs, please see our general contact page.

We do our best to respond to each inquiry within one business day.