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!

dates for Summer 2015 coming soon

  • Tall Ship Sailing 

  • Channel Islands Adventure I: Honors Program

  • Channel Islands Adventure II

  • Channel Islands Adventure III

  • Laguna Mountains Basecamp 

  • Mount San Jacinto Backpack

  • Chocolate Mountains Canoe 

  • Organic Farm Stay

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!

dates for Summer 2015 coming soon

Belong, Believe, Become

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.