Here are the two general options:
Parents arrive with student and help them check-in/move-in before the Pre-O Retreat.
If choosing this option and from out-of-town, we suggest arriving in San Diego the day before the retreat on Monday, 8/22. Unfortunately, students can't move into their rooms until the 8/23 but it's great to be USD first thing on the morning of move-in. Most parents and their student stay in a nearby hotel on the night of Monday, 8/22. Move-in will be 9:00-11:30am on Tuesday, 8/23. Parents can help their student get unpacked and settled in their room before they leave for the retreat. From 12:30-1:30pm is a Welcome pizza party for the Pre-O participants and their families that University Ministry hosts to introduce themselves and gather the students for the retreat. The students get on the bus at around 1:30pm to leave for the retreat. The students arrive back to campus around 2:00pm on Thursday, 8/25. Most parents that choose this option, choose to stay in San Diego those two days that their student is at the retreat and vacation or continue to get their students’ dorm room set-up. Students can start sleeping in their residence hall starting the evening of Thursday, 8/25 upon returning from the retreat. General move-in for the rest of the incoming class begins the next day on Friday, 8/26. Parents and students then participate in the Ole! Weekend activities which concludes with a wonderful Mass of Welcome and final blessing of parents over their student.
Student arrives to USD for Pre-O Retreat and parents arrive after retreat for Ole! Weekend.
If choosing this option, we suggest that the student flies into San Diego the morning of Tuesday, 8/23 in between 8:00am-11:00am. One of our University Ministry staff makes rounds picking up Pre-O students from the airport and transports them safely to campus. We have well-marked University of San Diego vans that we use to transport. If you choose this option, we ask that you email your flight information to firstname.lastname@example.org before August 8, 2016. The parents generally arrive on the afternoon/evening of Thursday, 8/25 or the morning of Friday, 8/26 in time for the Ole! Weekend activities.