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From the Office of Financial Aid

If you applied for need–based financial aid and met the priority deadline, you will receive notice from Financial Aid shortly. Upon receipt of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) analysis from the processor, the Office of Financial Aid will initiate the award process. Please respond in a timely manner to any requests for additional information so that an aid award can be sent to you as soon as possible. The financial aid offer letter will be sent via the email address you have provided, so please be sure to update us with your current email address. Also make sure your spam email folder or blocker allows this type of email to come through. For additional information, visit the Financial Aid Web site.

From the Office of Undergraduate Admission

New students will receive many important email communications in the months leading to their arrival on campus. This information will be sent to students' USD email addresses only, so it is essential that students claim their USDOne email account on time. The Office of Undergraduate Admission will notify students once their account is ready to be claimed by sending an email to the current email account on file. Click here for detailed instructions on claiming your USDOne email account.

Class Registration

Information regarding registering for classes will be emailed to students and will be also be available in the MySanDiego portal after receipt of their enrollment deposit. A first-year advising questionnaire will be provided, which includes information about courses and schedules. Completing this questionnaire begins the registration process and the matching of students to an academic advisor. A webcast in early May will be held for first-year students and will explain the class registration and housing application processes in more detail.

Housing and Meal Plans

New students will register for on–campus housing over the summer via the MySanDiego portal. For additional information about the various living options and meal plans, please visit the Housing and Residential Life Web site.

Student Health Center

USD is committed to creating a safe environment for its students. To achieve that goal, the University has instituted a policy requiring all new students to submit verification for meeting these requirements. Registration holds will be in place for all freshman and transfer students and will be removed upon receipt of the completed immunization form.

A letter from the Supervising Physician of the Student Health Center, as well as the Student Immunization Record Form will be available in the MySanDiego portal to all freshmen and transfer students upon receipt of their deposit by Admissions. The record must be completed and verified by the student’s medical provider and is to be mailed directly to the Student Health Center by the deadline to insure that the student’s registration for the following semester will not be held up.

Click here for Student Health Center Immunization Information and required forms.

Orientation/Move–In Dates

To help you settle in and become acclimated to our community, USD has an extensive new student orientation program, called OLÉ! Weekend. Orientation and move–in will begin on Saturday, August 29, 2015. A separate mailing with detailed information will be sent in July to all students who completed the enrollment confirmation process. Classes for the fall semester begin on Wednesday, September 2, 2015.

Please note that international students are required to arrive on August 27, 2015 for a mandatory new international student orientation. New international students are eligible to move-in as early as August 25, 2015.

The Office of Student Affairs is responsible for coordinating student orientation programs. You can obtain more information about orientation programs from the Student Orientation website.