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Honors Overnight

The Honors Program Preview Overnight Visit is open only to admitted students who are invited to apply to the Honors Program for the 2015 Fall Semester.


The Honors Overnight Visit is designed to give high-achieving students the opportunity to see the academic opportunities that USD has to offer. This event will include a panel of current USD students from the Honors Program who will share their insight on how the program has helped them accomplish their academic goals in college. In addition, students and parents will have the opportunity to speak with the Director of the Honors Program, along with representatives from the offices of Undergraduate Research, Living Learning Communities, Study Abroad, Financial Aid, Parent Relations, and Career Services.

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This year's program will be held Thursday, April 16 -Friday, April 17, 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.

Overnight Visit

An overnight visit 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. Meals will be provided for student guests starting with dinner on the day of arrival; breakfast and lunch will be provided on the following day before departure. Parents are invited to stay for dinner on Thursday night, and to attend the Closing Luncheon the following day.


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


Registration: 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 which are not specifically geared toward the Honors Program. Due to limited space, we ask that admitted students only register for one overnight program. To ensure a spot, please make your reservation early.

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

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


Honors Overnight Agenda :

Check-in will be in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

  Day 1: Thursday, April 16, 2015

12:45 p.m.

Guest Check-In (Students and Parents)

1:15 p.m.

Welcome Address (Students and Parents)

1:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Research Conference and Campus Tour (Students and Parents)

3:45 p.m.

Student Panel (Students Only)

4:00 p.m.

Parent Session (Parents Only)

5:00 p.m.

Students meet their host and enjoy dinner on campus

8:00 p.m.

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



Day 2: Friday, April 17, 2015

8:00 a.m.

Breakfast, attend class, explore campus

11:00 a.m.

Guest Check-In for the Panel and Luncheon

11:15 a.m.

"Academic and Experiential Learning Panel" (Students and Parents)

12:15 p.m.

Luncheon with administrators, faculty, and honors students (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.

Registration will close when we are full to capacity. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot.


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