University of California, San Diego


August 10, 2004

ALL AT UCSD (including UCSD Healthcare)

SUBJECT:    PPM 420-1, Naming UCSD Facilities, Programs & Properties

UCSD has a long-standing tradition of naming facilities, programs, and properties in honor of persons or entities that have made important contributions that enable the teaching, research, and public service mission of the University. The requirements for naming are different depending upon whether or not a gift is made. Where there is a gift, External Relations must be involved in the process. Where there is no gift involved, a naming proposal may be made two years after the individual's retirement, separation or death.

The Regents have delegated responsibility for naming University land reserves, buildings, major centers of activities and other highly visible properties, and major or multicampus programs or facilities to the President. The Chancellor is responsible for the naming of streets and roads, portions of buildings, small outdoor areas and other minor properties, and single-campus programs or facilities. The Chancellor has established the Naming Committee to advise on naming proposals.x The policy is available at:

Marsha A. Chandler
Acting Chancellor