As a new employee, we want to make your transition to life at USD as seamless as possible. The document below will help introduce you to the campus, and provide useful information regarding:
- Human Resources: New Hire Paperwork, Benefits, Department Contacts and More.
- Campus Safety
- Employee Services
- Dining and Recreation
- Settling in to San Diego
Click here for the "New Hire and Relocation Guide".
Click here for useful “New to San Diego” links.
USD's Alcalá Park Campus
The 180-acre campus overlooks Mission Bay Aquatic Park with views of San Diego Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Close to business, cultural, residential, and recreational areas, the campus is near the air and rail terminals, and a city bus line runs right past the campus. The campus is named Alcalá Park after the Spanish university city of Alcalá where St. Didacus, from whom San Diego received its name, worked and studied.
Known for many reasons as "America's Finest City," San Diego has an almost perfect climate with warm, sunny days and cool evenings. Throughout the year, students can take advantage of San Diego's many outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities. The museums of Balboa Park, the Old Globe Theatre, the zoo, Sea World, the beaches, the opera, and downtown San Diego and La Jolla are only minutes away. The rapidly developing economy of Greater San Diego provides varied employment opportunities for the USD graduate.