Undergraduate Orientation Programs

Drop Shadow

Pre-OLÉ! Programs

Start your USD career off right by participating in a Pre-OLÉ! program.  These optional programs help ease the transition to college life by giving small groups of new students the chance to connect with amazing student leaders, meet new friends, and have a better understanding of life at USD.  Registration includes early move-in to your residence hall prior to OLÉ! Weekend. Some scholarships are available for students who are receiving significant need-based financial aid. 

Outdoor Adventures Pre-OLÉ!

  • Tall Ship Sailing (August 23 - 28) 

  • Channel Islands Adventure I: Honors Program (July 27 - August 1) 

  • Channel Islands Adventure II (August 3 - 8)

  • Channel Islands Adventure III (August 23 - 28)

  • Laguna Mountains Basecamp (August 26 - 29)

  • Mount San Jacinto Backpack (August 24 -28)

  • Chocolate Mountains Canoe (August 24 - 28)

  • Organic Farm Stay (August 24 - 28)

For details on each program, registration and cost information (there are separate fees for each program), please click here to visit Outdoor Adventures.

University Ministry Pre-OLÉ!

Belong, Believe, Become (August 27 - 29)

On this retreat in the beautiful Palomar Mountains, you’ll find a supportive community waiting to welcome you with open arms.  Student leaders will share about their experiences at USD, and there will be time to make new friends and create lasting connections.  You can expect time in small groups, talks from upperclassmen, and lots of fun.  You’ll have the option to hike, swim or join in a talent show, while growing in your faith and exploring your spirituality. For more information on this program and registration, please click here to visit University Ministry.