Information for Parents and Visitors
Family and friends of graduates are encouraged to attend the commencement ceremony. Tickets are NOT required. Since the commencement procession starts at 8:45 a.m., visitors should be at the Pavilion no later than 8:30 a.m.
Event Parking and Seating
Guests may enter campus from the east or west entrance of campus. Both entrances are off Linda Vista Road. Parking personnel at each entrance will direct guests to park in the Mission Parking Structure just inside the east entrance. Guests should arrive at least one hour before ceremony start-time to avoid traffic congestion. Free USD Tram service will transport graduates and guests from the Mission parking structure to the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
Parking for Disabled Guests
Vehicles displaying a disabled person parking placard or license plate will be directed by parking personnel to a reserved parking area on the third floor of the Mission Parking Structure. If a temporary disabled parking permit is needed, please contact the office of Parent Relations by May 1 at (619) 260-4808 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seating and Special Needs Accommodation
Guests who are hearing impaired may request special seating froma commencement usher. Seating for disabled guests is available on the top level of the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Video screens are located on either side of the pavilion.
Accommodations in San Diego
Accommodations closest to the University of San Diego campus can be found in the Mission Valley, Old Town and Hotel Circle areas of San Diego. Through a unique corporate partnership, guests of University of San Diego special events receive a 15 percent discount on rooms booked through Bartell Hotels. Hotels include the Pacific Terrace Hotel, The Dana on Mission Bay, Sheraton La Jolla Hotel, Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites, Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside, and Days Hotel - Hotel Circle - SeaWorld.