What is the CORE curriculum?
In order to graduate from USD, students must complete general education (Core) requirements, which are courses that provide a broad, liberal arts background. For instance, every student must fulfill the core requirements for natural science, math, philosophy, and theology and religious studies (to name a few examples) in order to graduate.
What is the hold on my student account?
Make sure that you send in your immunization records to the Health Center in order to have your Health Center hold removed. Immunization Link.
Add/Drop Period – when can I change my schedule?
During the first week of class, you will have the opportunity to access your schedule and make adjustments.
How can I enroll in EdRec classes?
You can enroll in recreational classes when you arrive at USD. The add/drop period begins the first week of school, and you will be allowed to edit your course schedule.
What is MyStudentBody?
As you probably know, the use or misuse of alcohol can be a significant issue in the lives of college students. Whether you abstain from alcohol entirely or not, it is an influence in our lives and in our society. As part of the University of San Diego’s commitment to the well-being of our students and our community, all first-year USD students are required to complete the online MyStudentBody “Essentials” course, an alcohol, other drug, and sexual violence prevention program. This interactive course is designed to increase your knowledge about alcohol, help you think critically about how to reduce high-risk behaviors, and provide you with the tools to actively engage in a community that promotes wellness.
The MyStudentBody (MSB) course becomes available for new students on July 24, 2013. Students have between July 24, 2013 and August 18, 2013 to complete Part 1. After students complete Part 1 they will need to complete Part 2, the 60 day follow-up to Part 1. If students complete Part 1 within the deadlines they should be able to complete Part 2 by October 21, 2013.
In short here are the MSB dates:
1. Course becomes available 7/24/13
2. Part 1 Deadline 8/18/13
3. Part 2 Deadline 10/21/13
I am an athlete and my practice times conflict with a class. What should I do?
If your schedule conflicts with a practice, please email Sarabeth Pollock right away at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will fix your course conflict as soon as possible.
Why does it say I’m undeclared if I specified my requested major on the Questionnaire?
Until you formally declare your major (typically fill out this form during the end of sophomore year/beginning of junior year), your DARS will label you as ‘undeclared.’
Why does it say I’m in the College of Arts and Sciences if I want to be in the School of Business or the School of Engineering?
All students come in as “undeclared” under the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). You can officially declare your major after your first semester at USD, which would then place you in the School of Business or Engineering.
How and when do I buy books?
You can order your books ahead of time. Go to the MySanDiego portal Academic Resources tab to find your course schedule (released on July 12th). Click on the book for your list of required course materials. Then shop for your books through the Torero Store to buy, rent, download or reserve them ahead of time. If you have any questions about book orders or reservations, please contact the Torero Store at (619) 260-4551 or email email@example.com.
What is OLÉ! Weekend and when does it take place?
OLÉ! Weekend is an effort on the part of the University of San Diego to acquaint new students with all aspects of campus life prior to the beginning of classes. Because USD is committed to a holistic education, one that takes place inside as well as outside of the classroom, we want to acquaint you with all the aspects of campus that may help you in your overall development. OLÉ! Weekend will take place from August 31-September 3, 2013!