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Merit Scholarship Overnight

The Merit Scholarship Overnight is open only to admitted students for Fall 2014 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 3 - Friday, April 4, 2014

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.


This event has reached capacity and registration is no longer available. We are unable to add additional spots at this time, but please contact overnight@sandiego.edu to be added to our waitlist in the event that space does become available. We also invite you to check out alternate overnight dates, as well as other events for admitted students.

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

Due to limited space, please make your reservation early.

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.

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

Merit Scholarship Agenda :

Check-in will be in the Degheri Alumni Center

  Day 1: Thursday, April 3, 2014
  • 2:00pm
Guest Check-In (Students and Parents)
  • 2:15pm

Welcome Address (Students and Parents)

  • 2:30pm

Campus Tour (Students and Parents)

  • 3:45pm
Student Panel (Students Only)
  • 3:45pm
Parent Relations Information Session (Parents Only)
  • 5:00pm
Parents depart, and students will meet their host and enjoy free time on campus


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

  Day 2: Friday, April 4, 2014
  • 8:00am
Breakfast, attend class with host, explore campus, etc.
  • 12:15pm

Closing Luncheon (Students and Parents)

*Agenda subject to change*

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


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