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Merit Scholarship Overnight

The Merit Scholarship Overnight is open only to admitted students for Fall 2015 who have been offered select merit scholarships. This program is an in-depth, 24-hour stay with a student host. Each guest will be matched with a current USD student who will serve as his or her host for the visit. Guests will have the opportunity to attend classes, eat in the dining facilities, and take part in social activities on campus.

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This year's program will be held Thursday, April 9 - Friday, April 10, 2015

Guests are expected to provide their own sleeping gear (i.e. sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, etc.) while they experience a typical night in our residence halls. A limited quantity of sleeping bags and/or sleeping pads are available to rent for your visit. Check out your options.


  • The fee for an overnight visit is $15.00 and is non-refundable.
  • Electronic payment will be required as part of the registration process.


You can register online by logging into your MySanDiego portal.

Please note you will need the username and password that have been emailed to you by admissions@sandiego.edu. You can also use the "USD Applicants: Forgot username/password" link on the portal log in page to retrieve your username and password. Once you log in, go to the “Admitted Student” tab and look for the registration links in the “Admitted Student Events” section. Your browser pop-up blocker must be disabled in order for successful registration. If you continue to have problems accessing the registration links, please try another web browser. Finally, you may need to clear your web browser cache. Instructions for how to do so can be found here. We have found that these steps can resolve most registration issues. If you still cannot register, please give us a call and we will be happy to help troubleshoot the problem.

Due to limited space, please make your reservation early.

PLEASE DO NOT MAKE TRAVEL PLANS until you have received a confirmation from us.

We also have other day and overnight visits for all admitted students. Due to limited space, we ask that admitted students only register for one overnight program. Registration for this event will close one week prior to the event.

We are sorry but we are unable to entertain special overnight visit requests on any other dates.

Merit Scholarship Agenda :

Check-in will be in the Degheri Alumni Center

  Day 1: Thursday, April 9, 2015

2:00 p.m.

Guest Check-In (Students and Parents)

2:15 p.m.

Welcome Address (Students and Parents)

2:30 p.m.

Campus Tour (Students and Parents)

3:45 p.m.

Student Panel (Students Only)

3:45 p.m.

Parent Relations Information Session (Parents Only)

5:00 p.m.

Students meet their host and enjoy dinner on campus. Parents depart for the evening.

8:00 p.m.

Scheduled social events on campus followed by free time with your host


Administrative Panel and Luncheon will be in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

  Day 2: Friday, April 10, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast, attend class with host, explore campus, etc.

12:15 p.m.

Closing Luncheon (Students and Parents)

*Agenda subject to change*

Check out the list of classes that are preapproved for visits from admitted students here.

For Parents: Parents are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception, Campus Tour and Parent Panel on Thursday, and the Closing Luncheon on Friday.


Additional Information

Note to Overnight Guests

Note to Parents

Hotel Information

For students that have already registered but still need to submit a liability form:

Liability Form (sign & return)

Your liability form and registration fee should be mailed to:

University of San Diego
Office of Admissions
Discover MyUSD Team
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110