Veteran Student Services Coordinator
Contact: Tim McCandless, Hahn University Center, Room 116
The Veteran Student Services Coordinator serves as a single point of contact for veteran students at USD in order to connect them with both the on campus and community resources available to them. The Veteran Student Services Coordinator provides veteran students attending USD with the information and support needed to successfully integrate with the USD community and ultimately, acquire a degree.
Veterans Affairs Coordinator
The Veterans Affairs Coordinator certifies student enrollment to the Department of Veterans Affairs so that educational benefits such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill can be processed and awarded. USD participates in the Yellow Ribbon program (see link above).
Student Veteran Organization
The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is open to everyone including veterans of all services, their dependents and advocates of the veteran population. The SVO supports and promotes veterans and veteran issues and provides peer support through a solid network of individuals.
To join the SVO, go to https://sandiego.collegiatelink.net/organization/svo
Hughes Center 110
USD Career Services welcomes transitioning military personnel and veterans to campus and offers assistance with the career planning and job search process. Employers and graduate schools value the skills and experiences that are unique to those with military experience, including leadership, teamwork, loyalty, problem solving, and international experience.
Please visit or schedule an appointment for assistance in your transition to the civilian workforce.
The University of San Diego offers undergraduate degrees in a wide range of majors and minors, graduate degrees with many areas of specialization, several certificate programs and teacher credential programs recognized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Admission counseling can provide assistance with the application process and credit transfers.
One Stop Student Center
The One Stop Student Center’s mission is to provide students with unparalleled customer service to make the business of being a student as stress-free as possible. One Stop counselors will guide you one-on-one through the sometimes complex transactions of the financial aid, registrar, and student accounts offices with expertise, compassion, and a positive attitude. While some questions are multifaceted, counselors endeavor to simplify issues and make them more understandable and easier to resolve. One Stop accomplishes this by providing the combined services for these three offices under one roof and by focusing on the personal and empathic delivery of these services. Services are available online on the One Stop Services tab of your MySanDiego portal which is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Residential Life and Housing
Student veterans can be given special consideration with available on-campus living options, as space allows. If you are or intend to be a resident student, you should contact the Residential Life Office to discuss your individual situation and housing options with the Assistant Dean for Residential Life. Information about the various residential communities and staffing models are available on line.
Student Support Services
Student Support Services is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the University of San Diego to serve eligible undergraduates at USD. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with college requirements, and serves to retain and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education at USD.
University Ministry provides pastoral and spiritual counseling to the students, faculty, and staff of USD. The University Ministry center strives to foster a compassionate faith community and offers a variety of programs designed to promote the holistic well-being of each USD community member. The ministry team serves as a resource for those seeking support as they experience transitions or other major life events. University Ministry staff members, including ordained and lay ministers, are available for conversation, pastoral counseling and spiritual companionship. Appointments can be arranged by contacting the University Ministry center.
Center for Health and Wellness Promotion
The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion (CHWP) provides support, education and services to promote balance and total wellness for students. The CHWP strives to increase students’ knowledge, facilitate their motivation to change unhealthy behaviors, and support those striving for optimal wellness. The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion offers individual alcohol and other drug clinical consultations and assessments, education, 12-step facilitation and support, peer education and community referrals.
Serra Hall, Room 300
The Counseling Center staff is available to listen, counsel, and provide direction to those in need of assistance. Appointments can be scheduled in person or by phone. In the event of a mental health emergency, please come directly to the Counseling Center during office hours, or after hours contact the counselor on call via Public Safety at (619) 260-2222, or call the San Diego 24-hour Crisis Hotline at (800) 479-3339.
Student Health Center
Maher Hall, Room 140
The Student Health Center provides medical care, support and education for USD Students. The Student Health Center can help with referrals to VA and military health services.
Serra Hall, Room 300
Disability Services will assist in securing academic accommodations for which you may be eligible based on the nature and the impact of your disability. The university provides students with disabilities accommodations or modifications to policies and practices in order to ensure that students have an equal opportunity to participate in all USD programs, services and activities.
Center for Student Success
The Center for Student Success (CSS) offers programs, services, and experiences designed to promote student success in and out of the classroom. The CSS professional staff and peer advisors are available to meet with any undergraduate student experiencing challenges at USD that impact academic performance and persistence.
- Student Veterans of America
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
- Post 9/11 GI Bill
- San Diego Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- ACE Military Programs
- Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America
- Veterans of Foreign Wars