First Day for Classes and USD's New Paseo de Colachis

The construction fences went down during the third week of August. The tables and umbrellas were now present, the fountain's water running, grass settling in and big trees providing ample shade for students in some spots, including those who are studying or conversing with friends over lunch. Still others on Wednesday, the first day of classes for University of San Diego undergraduates, stopped by to learn about or sign up for USD Campus Recreation-hosted sports leagues and fitness classes, play a game on a larger-than-normal Connect Four board or indulge in some free ice cream and candy courtesy of the Torero Program Board. 

Paseo de Colachis First Day

Some, though, just accessed the new walkways and took in the latest visually pleasing sights at USD, which was recently touted by The Princeton Review as having the nation's most beautiful campus.

Paseo de Colachis, as this new space is known, is an extension of the plaza area near The Immaculata Catholic Church, but it's so much more.

Students returning to campus for their first fall semester classes enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere of this spacious area that runs from The Immaculata to Copley Library. It figures to get a lot of use by the USD community now and for many years to come. Furthermore, the construction shaped new entrances to Copley Library, Camino Hall and Founders Hall and there's sure to be more than a few professors who consider having their class meetings outside on a nice, sunny San Diego day.

— USD News Center