The office of University Events creates, coordinates, and/or assists with university events on campus and in the community. University Events fashions and implements a standard “University Look” to carry across all events to uphold the exacting standards of YSU and to ensure all events exhibit the same level of quality that envisions YSU’s dedication to tradition and excellence. The mission of the office is to communicate and visualize YSU’s message, motivation, and image in the best way possible to internal and external audiences in order to build campus and community spirit and highlight all that the University has to offer.

University Events is charged with coordinating and implementing major university events. Annually, these include commencement, convocations, grad central, the faculty and staff awards banquet, the Canfield Fair, Friend of the University, Youngstown Day, and various lecture series. University Events is also assigned unique one-time events such as political and dignitary visits, presidential installations, partnering community, campus, faculty, and athletic events.

A remaining aspect of University Events is assisting campus colleges, departments, and programs with their events when requested. Under this realm, University Events institutes the University Look and helps with event planning, logistics, and day of support when needed.