Transfer Fall Orientation

We know this is not your first time on a college campus, and we value the experience you will bring to our community. We have a specially designed orientation program to make your transition to USD as seamless as possible. Our goal is for you to:

  • Stack of orientation programs.Get Informed: Learn 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 (in the Admissions tab, Announcements sub-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

  • Commuter students will check in for Transfer Fall Orientation the morning of Sunday, September 2nd.
  • Veteran students and those using VA Benefits have an additional orientation the morning of Tuesday, September 4th.
  • 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.
  • 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.


For information on getting to USD and overnight accommodations, please visit our Important Resources page. For questions regarding Transfer Fall Orientation, please email