Getting Started

USD Banner ID Number

To obtain a USD Banner ID Number, complete the Confidential Employee Information Form which is sent to full-time faculty. If you have not received this form, contact Rondi Stein at or at 619-260-4553. Upon receipt of the form, new employee information will be entered into the Oracle HR system, an ID number will be generated, and you will be notified of your Banner ID number.


Upon receipt of your Banner ID number, go to Click on Open an Account. Your MySanDiego account will serve as your e-mail account, your CE6 (WebCT/Blackboard) username, your personal web space, and it will give you access to the MySanDiego portal and your course rosters.

Human Resources and Payroll

Complete all new hire forms (I-9 and W4) in Human Resources located in Maher Hall, Room 101. Complete the Direct Deposit form and take it to Payroll located in Maher Hall, Room 112. Any new Direct Deposit account or changes to an account number requires at least ONE pay period before going into effect. The first pay date after turning in a Direct Deposit Form, you will receive a live check which will need to be picked up at the Cashier’s window in Hughes Center and deposited at your bank. Faculty are paid monthly on the 26th of the month, or the last working day before if the 26th falls on a weekend or holiday.

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Torero ID Card

Campus Card Services, located in the University Center 127, issues the Torero Card which serves as your official ID card for campus services and purchases. It may also become your access key to specialized labs and classrooms. Before you obtain a Torero Card you must have established a USD ID number and have completed all HR hiring forms. After at least 24 hours of completing the HR hiring forms, go to Campus Card Services to obtain your Torero Card. Photo identification is needed and your photo will be taken for the card. Torero Cards can be used for CampusCash, Library card, Bookstore purchases, athletic events, fitness centers, U.S. Bank ATM/debit card.

CampusCash is a prepaid declining balance account managed through your Torero Card. To activate your account make a deposit in any amount and you can use your Torero Card everywhere CampusCash is accepted. Employees receive a 10% discount off food and beverage purchases at USD dining locations when paid with CampusCash.

U.S. Bank and USD entered into a partnership. The Torero Card can serve as a banking card that can be used as an ATM card on campus and a debit/ATM card off campus. Visit the U.S. Bank branch in the University Center 125 for details to open a U.S. Bank checking account. Three U.S. Bank ATMs are located on campus: University Center; La Paloma in the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice; and the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Parking Permits and Transportation

A current USD parking permit is required to park on the USD campus. Faculty and staff may park in any white or yellow lined parking spaces. To register your car and purchase a parking permit go to the Parking Services Web site. The online form will require the make, model and year of your car and your car license plate number or the last six digits of the VIN number. Parking permits can be purchased using Visa, MasterCard, echeck, or payroll deduction using pre-tax dollars. Go to the Permits Web page to view parking permit rates.

Carpool spaces are for students or faculty who travel to USD with two or more people of legal driving age in the vehicle. A carpool permit is required to park in these spaces between 7-10 a.m., in addition to a valid USD parking permit. A carpool permit may be obtained at the Kiosk on your way onto campus and is valid for one location for one day.

Campus Tram Services and services to Old Town Transit Center is free to students, employees and visitors to the university. See the Tram Services Web site for more information on tram schedules and routes. The Tram Service is an on-campus shuttle service that moves students, faculty, staff and visitors to various stops on the campus. The trams run in a circular loop throughout the campus, and also provide morning and evening service to Old Town Transit Center to connect with the San Diego Trolley, San Diego bus system, and The Coaster, which provides service to Oceanside.

Transportation Spending Account, a benefit USD offers under the IRS Code Section 132, Transportation Spending Account (TSA), allows you to set aside a portion of your salary to pay for certain transportation expenses. Your contribution is deducted pre-tax from your payroll check; you will not be taxed on the amounts set aside and used for eligible expenses.  Monthly and annual limits apply.

Examples of eligible transportation expenses include:

  • Transit Pass Expenses: Expenses incurred for a pass, token, fare card, voucher or similar item for transportation to and from work on mass transit facilities.
  • Commuter Highway Vehicle (Vanpool) Expenses: Expenses incurred for transportation in a “commuter highway vehicle.”

For more information regarding TSA benefits, please contact the Benefits Team at

To obtain information on routes, fares and other public transportation options, visit the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System Web site at Bus and trolley passes can be purchased at the University Center Box Office.

Zipcars are available on campus and can be rented by the hour or day. View more information on zipcars.

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MySanDiego Portal

You will need a MySanDiego account and password to access the MySanDiego portal. On the MySanDiego portal tabs, and channels within the tabs, are available to direct you to particular functions. Below are some of the tabs and channels:

Welcome Tab

  • Personal Announcements and Campus Announcements
  • Events
  • Emergency Notification channel to record your cell number
  • University Calendars

Teach/Advise Tab

  • Faculty Dashboard channel to review class rosters/lists
  • Faculty Grade Assignment channel to submit and change grades
  • Teach Online – WebCT channel to access WebCT/Blackboard
  • Banner channel for access to the Final Exam schedule, course schedule
  • Banner training demos, and more
  • DARS (Degree Audit Reporting System) is a software tool for charting a student’s progress toward degree completion and is located on the Banner channel
  • Advisor Dashboard channel which won’t be used until after you have completed your first semester and if you become an advisor

Employee Tab

  • Oracle Applications channel includes HR Employee Self Service to view and update personal records, such as addresses, pay records and benefits, change tax withholding, manage direct deposit and many other options
  • Holiday Schedule
  • Human Resources Training, Benefits and Forms
  • ITS Training

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