Torero Experience: Catholic Overnight Program

The Torero Experience: Catholic Overnight Program is open to first-year students admitted for the Fall 2018 semester who have shown strong commitment to fostering their faith and serving others while building community.

The Catholic Overnight Program will take place Sunday, March 11 - Monday, March 12, 2018. This event will feature a variety of activities designed to allow you to experience campus life while learning more about the many opportunities you'll have to grow in your faith while at USD. During your stay, you will participate in activities led by USD’s University Ministry team, attend our weekly student-led Mass, sit in on classes and take part in social activities on campus.

Please review this page in detail for important information on this event, including the registration process. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL PLANS until you have received a confirmation from us. Spaces are limited, so please register as soon as possible to reserve a spot. 

We are unable to entertain special overnight visit requests on dates other than our scheduled programs. If you are unable to join us for the Catholic Overnight Program, we invite you to take part in Torero Visit Day or one of our Torero Experience: Torero for a Day programs.

Catholic Overnight Program Agenda

Day 1: Sunday, March 11, 2018
2:00 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Address in the Manchester Hall
2:45 p.m. Campus Tour
4:00 p.m. #FutureTorero Team Activity led by University Ministry
4:30 p.m. University Ministry Student Panel
5:15 p.m. Spirituality is Served Dinner
6:30 p.m. Meet Your Torero Host
7:00 p.m. Founders Chapel Mass
8:30 p.m. Evening Entertainment
Day 2: Monday, March 12, 2018
8:00 a.m.  Breakfast and Attend Classes
11:00 a.m. Campus Resource Scavenger Hunt
12:00 p.m. Lunch with the Torero Welcome Team
12:00 p.m. Parent Panel 

*Agenda subject to change*

Overnight Visit Details

An overnight visit is an in-depth, 24-hour stay with a current USD student host. You'll have the opportunity to attend classes, eat in our dining facilities and take part in social activities on campus. Meals will be provided for you, including: dinner on the day of your arrival as well as breakfast and lunch on the following day.

You are expected to provide your own overnight essentials (i.e. sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, etc.) for your stay in one of our residence halls. A limited quantity of sleeping bags and sleeping pads are available to rent for your visit. 


The fee for this overnight visit is $15.00 and is non-refundable.

Electronic payment is preferred and may be submitted during the registration process. Please have your credit card ready, as there is a time limit to complete the payment process during registration. If you are unable to complete payment, your registration will be canceled and you will not be able to re-register. If you experience this, please email for assistance. 


Register online via the MySanDiego portal. After logging in to the portal, visit the Admissions-Admitted tab and look for the "Admitted Student Events" section. When registering, please note that you must use the email address you have on file with USD in order for your registration to be successful. (This will be the email address we have been using to contact you.) If you encounter problems when attempting to register, please: (1) make sure your pop-up blocker is disabled, (2) try another web browser and (3) clear your web browser cache. If you still cannot register, please give us a call so that we can assist.

If you have not yet retrieved your MySanDiego username and password, please use the "Forgot Username/Password" link on the MySanDiego login screen, under "USD Applicants."

Once again, please do not make travel plans until you have received a confirmation from us. 

Note for Parents and Families

Parents are welcome to attend the Welcome Address on Sunday and the Parent Panel on Monday. When not taking part in the Catholic Overnight programming, we invite you to explore campus or our beautiful city on your own.

Preferred Hotels

If you will require hotel accommodations during your visit, we recommend that you consider booking with Bartell Hotels. Owned and operated by an USD alumnus, Bartell Hotels offers discounted room rates to friends and visitors of USD and donates 10% of all total room costs back to the University in support of student scholarships. All eight Bartell Hotels are conveniently located near campus. To learn more about the special rates available to you during your stay, please visit or call call 800-345-9995. 

Additional Information

Note to Overnight Guests

Note to Parents

Submit a Liability Form (sign and return)

Prior to your arrival your liability form should be mailed to:

Torero Experience Team
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Driving Directions and Parking

To prepare for your trip to campus, please review our driving directions and campus mapMake sure to enter campus via the West Entrance, follow the road up the hill and park on main campus. Check-in will take place in Manchester Hall.

If you are planning to leave a car on campus overnight, you must park in the West Marian Way Parking Structure, which will be just ahead on your left after entering campus. The walk from the parking structure to Manchester Hall takes approximately 20 minutes and includes a fairly steep hill. Should this walk post any challenges to you or your family, intracampus trams regularly pick up from the ground level of the parking structure.