April 2015 Newsletter

Dear USD Parents and Families,

Spring is in the air and USD is celebrating Life on campus this April. Many offices and departments have rallied together to create a variety of events for USD's Earth Month. The Office of University Ministry will be hosting L.I.F.E Week to promote the importance of human life. And our office will be gathering parents, family and students to join the USD Parent Corps Care Project here in San Diego. Make sure to sign up by emailing us at parents@sandiego.edu.

We also started the month off by welcoming a new head coach for men's basketball and USD was featured in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated pointing out the life after USD basketball in the NBA.

With so much going on this month and as the Spring semester is coming to a close, we want your student to continue to enjoy campus life by planning ahead and being aware of important deadlines. The following articles in this newsletter will serve as great resources to share with your student.


The Office of Parent Relations

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A Message from Carmen Vazquez, Vice President of Student Affairs

Dear Torero Families,
As we quickly approach the end of the spring semester, our students are balancing a great deal of tasks.  Students are beginning to prepare for finals, make decisions about fall classes, express excitement about commencement, and explore housing options for the summer and the coming academic year. Continue reading...

Tips To Help Your Student Register for Classes

Class reservations for Fall 2015 are open. Here are some tips to help your student as they plan for class registration and tips on how to be strategic about waitlisting for classes. Learn more...

USD's Inaugural Research Week

We are celebrating 25 Years of Research at USD and hosting the inaugural Research Week at USD from April 13-17, 2015.  We are setting aside an entire week dedicated to recognizing the importance of student and faculty research and creative projects. Continue reading...

Careers With Conscience and Passion To Profession Networking Events

USD Career Services would love for your student to learn more about careers with a conscience and continuing their passion into their profession. Learn more...

Important Message For Students Living On Campus

In the midst of preparing for finals and the end of the semester, please make sure your student is planning ahead and is aware of deadlines that will affect their living situation. Learn more...

Insight App To Help USD Students Get Organized

Insight, an innovative and intelligent “to-do” app designed specifically for USD students to sync their academic and personal lives. The app was custom-built to achieve two main goals: help students be more organized and to provide intelligent feedback. Continue reading...

USD Summer Programs to Help High School Students Prepare for College

University of San Diego offers two unique learning opportunities for high school students to improve their college readiness and accelerate their academic achievement in math, writing, business, science and technology. Continue reading...


Parents of Graduating USD Students

For more information on Commencement, including ticket, webcast, and guest accommodation information, please review the Commencement website and read the Commencement Guide and “like” University of San Diego Commencement on Facebook to view current updates and reminders.

Monthly LLC Spotlight: Sustainability

In USD's efforts to create an environmentally conscious community, especially during Earth Month at USD, we are highlighting the Living Learning Community of Sustainability. Learn more...

parents Save The Date

Torero Club April Events
   April ǀ Various Locations   

Parent Corps Service Project
  April 25 ǀ San Diego, CA
Alumni Honors
  April 25 ǀ Shiley Theatre 
Theology on Tap w/ Father Mike
  April 30 ǀ San Diego, CA
May Day Gallery Tour and Craft
  Beer Tastings
  May 1 ǀ Serra Hall USD
Tecolote Canyon Clean-up Day
  May 2 ǀ San Diego, CA  
Wine Classic
  July 19 ǀ Joan B. Kroc Institute for
  Peace and Justice
Homecoming and Family
  October 16-18 ǀ USD
Founders Gala
  November 14 ǀ Jenny Craig

Parent Volunteer Opportunities
Sign up for the various volunteer opportunities throughout the school year. Please email us at parents@sandiego.edu if you're interested in getting involved with any of the upcoming projects and events. 
Parent Corps Service Project
  April 25 ǀ San Diego, CA 
• OLÉ Weekend - Parent
  August 29-30 ǀ San Diego, CA
• Homecoming and Family
  October 16-18 ǀ San Diego, CA
Torero Club Liaison
  Coordinate gatherings for USD
  parents in your local area.

Important Dates and Events

Mass for Peace
Every Wednesday 9 p.m.
Founder's Chapel

Weekly Mass
Every Sunday 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Founder's Chapel
 • New School of Engineering Facilities Tour - First Floor Loma Hall
April 14 2-4 p.m.
April 15 12-3 p.m.
 • University Ministry Search Retreat
April 17-19 ǀ Ramona, CA 
 • Take A Torero To Lunch
April 21 12:15-2 p.m. ǀ UC Forums
 • Changemaker Challenge Awards Ceremony
April 21 12:15-2 p.m. ǀ SLP Plaza Mayor
 • Earth Day
April 22
Gradfest II Celebration
April 29 ǀ Degheri Alumni Center
 • Gradfest II Celebration Continued
April 30 ǀ Torero Store
Class Ring Ceremony
April 30 6:30 p.m. ǀ Degheri Alumni Center
Cinco De Mayo
May 5
Honors Convocation
May 5 12:30-1:30 p.m. ǀ Camino Hall Shiley Theatre
Diversity Banquet
May 6 5:30 - 8 p.m. ǀ UC Forums
Mother's Day 
May 10
Last Day of Classes
May 11

Parent and Families Giving to Usd
Learn more about the
Parent Funds.



Additional Ways To Stay Connected


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