Display of Flags


The national and state flags are regularly displayed at multiple campus locations. This policy provides the appropriate protocol to be observed in the display of those flags.

A. The display of national and state flags on campus shall be in accordance with federal and state law and with proclamations by the President of the United States, the Governor of California, the President of the University, and by the Chancellor as deemed appropriate.

B. The display of other flags shall be authorized by the President of the University or the Chancellor and for such periods as deemed appropriate.

C. Flags will be displayed at half-mast to observe periods of mourning proclaimed upon the death of a specified official, former official, or other person honored by proclamation of the President of the United States or the Governor of California. In addition, the President of the University or the Chancellor may honor certain University officials or other persons upon their deaths by ordering that the national and any other flags be flown at half-mast.

D. The period of mourning traditionally observed is until interment, unless otherwise specified.

Contact Office of Origin (see above) with any questions.

  • Guidelines Concerning Display of National and State Flags on University Campuses, Office of the President, 10/1/70