Spring Orientation

This program is specially designed for incoming first-year and transfer students starting in Spring 2019. We want you to get the essential information you will need to make a smooth transition to USD. Our goal is for you to:

  • Prepare for classes: Prepare for academic success by connecting with the deans and faculty in your school or college. 
  • Meet your community: Meet the student leaders, faculty, and staff who are here to support you, this semester and beyond.
  • Connect with resources: Receive information about essential resources and connect with 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 (in the "Admissions" tab, "New Students" sub-tab) by January 15, and let us know about any accommodations you may require in advance of Spring Orientation.


Tuesday, January 22: Move-In Day for Residential Students

  • New first-year and transfer students will move in on Tuesday, January 22. Expect to receive an email from Residential Life with Move-In Day instructions and details on your assigned move-in time.
  • There will be a community meeting for residential students this evening. This meeting is mandatory for all new residential students! 

Wednesday, January 23: Spring Orientation @ Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Spring Orientation Schedule

8:00am-9:00am

Spring Orientation Check-In & Breakfast

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Rotunda

9:00am-10:00am

New Student Convocation

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Theatre

10:00am-10:15am

Introduction to your TLC Theme (Transfer Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Theatre

10:00am-10:45am

Small Group #1 (First Year Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Various Classrooms

10:15am-10:45am

Small Group #1 (Transfer Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Various Classrooms

10:45am-12:30pm

Community Values and Student Code

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Rooms CD and HI

12:30pm-1:00pm

Lunch with your TLC/LLC

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room AB

1:00pm-1:10pm

Liberal Arts Intro

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room AB

1:15pm-2:00pm

The Transferring Process Info Session (Transfer Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room AB

LLC Course Meeting (First Year Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Various Classrooms

2:00pm-2:45pm

Financial Aid Info Session (Transfer Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room AB

Small Group #2 (First Year Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Various Classrooms

2:45pm-3:45pm

College Specific Academic Orientations (Transfer Student specific)...


College of Arts and Sciences


School of Engineering


School of Business

 

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room CD

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room EF

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Room HI

Campus Tour* (First Year Student specific)

Around Campus

3:45pm-4:15pm

TLC Course Meeting (Transfer Student specific)

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (KIPJ), Various Classrooms

4:15pm-5:15pm

Campus Tour* (Transfer Student specific)

Around Campus

7:00pm-9:00pm

RA Social* (Resident Student specific)

Mission Crossroads

*optional event

Thursday, January 24: Special Sessions Day and International Orientation

  • Please note, if you are an international transfer or first-year student, you are required to attend a separate International Orientation on this day. Please visit the Office of International Students and Scholars page for more information on International Orientation. 
  • There will also be several special sessions for military affiliated students and those interested in the accounting, sales, and marketing industries. See the schedule for special sessions below.
Special Sessions Day Schedule

2:00-3:00pm

Military Connected Student Orientation

Hahn University Center (UC), Room 225

3:00-4:00pm

Accounting Industry Special Session

  • Required for transfer students in this major, optional for first year students interested in this major

Olin Hall, Room 125

Marketing & Sales Industries Special Session

  • Required for transfer students in these majors, optional for first year students interested in these majors

Olin Hall, Room 229

7:00pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola Marymount*

Jenny Craig Pavilion (JCP)

*optional event

 

If you have any questions regarding Spring Orientation, please contact orientation@sandiego.edu