Spring Orientation

This program is especially designed for incoming first-year and transfer students for Spring 2018, to get essential information you need to make a smooth transition to USD. Our goal is for you to:

  • Get Informed: Find out about the history, mission and core values that make USD a unique place.
  • Meet Your Fan Club: Meet the student leaders and staff here to support you as a new transfer student this semester and beyond.
  • Find Your Place: Learn about how you can get involved in the Torero community and connect with other new and continuing students.
  • Learn the Ropes: Receive essential information about requirements, resources, and campus departments to ensure you have a great start at USD. 

All new students are expected to attend Spring Orientation. Be sure to confirm your attendance in your MySanDiego Portal by January 15 and let us know about any accommodations you may require in advance of Spring Orientation. 

Move-In Days for Residential Students

  • Please see the move-in dates below: 
    • New First Year and Transfer Student Spring can begin Move In: Wednesday, January 24 at 10AM
    • New International Student Spring Move In: Monday, January 22 at 10AM
  • There will be a dinner and game night for residential students this evening. This event is mandatory for all new residential students!
  • Please contact Residential Life with any questions about your move-in time or other related questions. 

Thursday, January 25: Spring Orientation @ Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

  • Please view the schedule at a glance provided here! Please note there are some small differences in the schedules for first-year and transfer students.
  • Time


    Session Description

    8:00 am

    Check-In and Breakfast Social

    Check-in to receive your Spring Orientation Information, enjoy breakfast, and meet your peers.

    9:00 am

    Welcome to USD!

    This ceremony is your official welcome to the USD community, where you will learn about integration and your TLC or LLC!


    Your Success at USD - Wellness

    Before you jump into your academic meetings, learn about important wellness resources here at USD.


    Know the Code!

    In order to live and study together harmoniously, USD expects that all students know our Code of Conduct and Community Standards.

    10:45 am

    TLC/LLC Course Meetings

    Join your TSA/SA in sessions designed specifically for you to ease your transition and adjustment to USD!

    11:15 am

    Small Group Meeting #1 

    Meet your small group leader and fellow classmates.

    11:45 am

    Lunch with small groups & faculty

    Enjoy lunch with other new students and student leaders!

    1:00 pm

    Academic Success Workshops

    Learn about important transfer specific needs and hear more about your specific college. First year students will have a campus tour and their second group meeting.

    2:30 pm

    Your Success at USD; Panel

    Hear from current students and get informed about campus resources.  

    3:30 pm

    Small Group Meeting #2

     Have your final questions answered by your student leader!

    4:00 pm

    Bookstore Party!

    The Torero Store in partnership with Dining and Auxillary Services is putting on a special event just for you! You'll have early access to books, the opportunity to enter a raffle for prizes, and get discounts on Torero merch and dining. Sweet treats will be available!

  • Parents and other guests are invited to attend a separate Parent Orientation.

Friday, January 26th, 2018:

    • Accounting Majors Session, 12:00-1:30pm in Manchester Auditorium:
  • This is a special orientation session for any major interested in pursuing a career in Accounting, Finance, or Consulting. Session will review upcoming deadlines, how to make the most out of the recruiting season, and a tour of our on-campus interview facilities in Machester as recruiting season starts the first day of classes. Session is ideal & HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for declared Accounting, Finance, Business Admin majors or anyone pursuing a minor in Accounting but still open to all majors! Hear from several transfer students who recently went through recruiting and how they made the most out of the process. Newly declared students are also encouraged to attend this event.
If you have any questions regarding Spring Orientation, please contact orientation@sandiego.edu