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Event and Ceremony Guidelines

Planning and hosting an on-campus event showcases to visitors what your department and Delaware State University has to offer. Following are some tools and tips for maximizing the impact of your event.


  • For assistance in marketing your event through University publications and through external news sources, including free Community Calendars (if applicable), provide your event details and/or copy of your program to the Office of Public Relations.
  • Place your event on the University’s online calendar.
  • Notify the Office of University Events and Ceremonies of any dignitary, state official or celebrity who may be featured or attending your event.
  • Contact the Department of Marketing and Communications for approval of event materials that use the University’s logo.
  • Provide your event details and or/copy of your program to the Public Safety main entrance.
  • If the president is speaking, the seal must be on the podium.
  • Reserve seats in your venue for special guests.
  • Develop a severe weather contingency plan for your event.


  • Produce handmade signage (indoor or outside directional or other signs).
  • Place flags for décor — follow flag protocol for United States, Delaware and University flags.
  • Schedule an event during a major University event/ceremony, i.e., Homecoming, Open House, Founders Day, Commencement, etc.
  • Schedule an event during NASCAR weekends.