Transfer Fall Orientation

This program is especially designed for you, a transfer student, to get the essential information you need to make a smooth transition to USD. Our goal is for you to:

  • Stack of orientation programs.Get Informed: Find out about the history, mission, and core values that make USD a unique place.
  • Meet Your Fan Club: Meet the student leaders and staff here to support you as a new transfer student this semester and beyond
  • Find Your Place: Learn about how you can get involved in the Torero community and connect with other new transfers and continuing students.
  • Learn the Ropes: Receive essential information about requirements, resources, and campus departments to ensure you have a great start at USD.

All new transfer students are expected to attend Transfer Fall Orientation. Be sure to confirm your attendance in your MySanDiego Portal on the Announcements tab by Saturday, August 25th, and let us know about any accommodations you may require in advance of Transfer Fall Orientation. Please note the dates of this year's program: 

Saturday, September 1st: Move-in Day for Residential Transfer Students

  • This is Move-in Day for transfer students living on campus; refer to the Transfer Move-in Memo from Residential Life for additional instructions and more details about your assigned move-in time.

  • Please note, if you are an international transfer student, the date for your move-in day may differ. Please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars page for more information on your move-in date. 

Sunday, September 2nd - Monday, September 3rd: Transfer Fall Orientation

  • This year's schedule is not available at this time, but please feel free to view an example of last year's full, detailed schedule below. Optional sessions are identified by an asterisk (*) on the schedule. New transfer students are expected to attend all other sessions.
  • Please note, if you are an international transfer student, you are expected to attend International Orientation on August 17th or August 29th, in addition to Transfer Fall Orientation. Please book airline tickets accordingly, and visit the Office of International Students and Scholars page for more information.


For questions regarding Transfer Fall Orientation, please email