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Information for Families of First-Year Students

The Torero Countdown is USD's comprehensive first-year orientation program. The Torero Countdown begins May 1 and continues through the summer until classes begin on September 2, 2015. The Torero Countdown includes a checklist that must be met prior to your student's arrival to USD. Please check back for the parent/family OLÉ! Weekend and Transfer Fall Orientation schedules.

OLÉ! Weekend for First-Year Families is August 29-30, 2015

OLÉ! Weekend (Orientation Launch Events) serves as an introduction to learn about various resources and opportunities available to you and your student. The goal is to equip you with information to better support your student with their transition to USD. Families of new students participate in a separate program that runs concurrently with the students' OLÉ! Weekend. Families participate in informational sessions and activities to learn about the overall culture of USD. Please plan to join us, August 29-30, 2015! 

The following is a glimpse of the Parent/Family Orientation Welcome Festivities Schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 29

  • Parent and family orientation sessions that support your student's transition to USD
  • The New Student and Family Dinner
  • President's Welcome and Dessert Reception

Sunday, Aug. 30

  • Continental Breakfast on campus
  • Parent and family orientation sessions such as learning about International Study Abroad, "Real Talk" with USD Parents, Planning for Career Success with Career Services and much more!
  • OLÉ! Weekend Mass and Blessing-All family members of all faith backgrounds are welcome and are encouraged to attend with their student.


MOVE-IN SCHEDULE
Once the Move-In schedule is available it will include details of when your student is scheduled to arrive on campus to check into their assigned residence hall. The document will also provide instructions for printing a parking pass designated for move-in only. 

WELCOME FESTIVITIES INFORMATION
Tickets to OLÉ! Weekend Welcome Festivities are required for families and guests of new students. Tickets are NOT required for new students. Students can register themselves and their family through their MySanDiego Portal. It's preferred to have the entire family register with their student. Students are required to register by August 1. Parents and families can be registered by August 26. There is a charge to parents and families for the weekend festivities.

PARENT WEBINAR: TUESDAY JULY 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. (PST)
The webinar, "Supporting Your Student in the College Transition" is facilitated by USD administrators who will share services and resources helpful in your and your student's transition to USD for this coming Fall 2015. Parents and students should have received an email from admissions with the link to access the webinar. For more details about accessing the webinar, go to the Webcast Log In Guide.


Information for Families of Transfer Students

Transfer Summer Registration Day: June 19, July 9, July 24 and August 7

Transfer students are invited to attend a Transfer Summer Registration Day to learn about the transferring process, meet with their academic advisor and learn how to register for courses.  Details will be emailed directly to your student. There is a family program to the day; an opportunity to get to know the campus, meet families and assist your student with the transferring process. Families will be invited to the same Transfer Summer Registration day that their transfer student is attending. Please make sure to coordinate with your transfer student when they submit their availability. Feel free to check out the family program sample schedule

If you are looking for overnight accommodations during your chosen Summer Registration Day, visit Bartell Hotels, a USD partnership.

Transfer Fall Orientation for Families is August 29-30, 2015

Transfer Fall Orientation is specifically designed for new transfer students. The program provides essential information for a smooth transition into the USD community. View the student fall schedule. Families are encouraged to help their student move into their residence hall or, as commuters, help them get situated; meet families of transfer students, particularly during the Welcome Festivities, and participate in informational sessions.

The following is a glimpse of the Parent/Family Orientation Welcome Festivities Schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 29

  • Parent and family orientation sessions that support your student's transition to USD
  • The New Resident Transfer Student and Family Dinner
  • President's Welcome and Dessert Reception

Sunday, Aug. 30

  • Continental Breakfast on campus
  • Parent and family orientation sessions such as learning about International Study Abroad, "Real Talk" with USD Parents, Planning for Career Success with Career Services and much more!
  • Mass of Welcome and Blessing-All family members of all faith backgrounds are welcome and are encouraged to attend with their student.

WELCOME FESTIVITIES INFORMATION
Tickets to OLÉ! Weekend Welcome Festivities are required for families and guests of new students. Tickets are NOT required for new students. Students can register themselves and their family through their MySanDiego Portal. It's preferred to have the entire family register with their student. Students are required to register by August 24. Parents and families can be registered by August 26. There is a charge to parents and families for the weekend festivities.

PARENT WEBINAR: TUESDAY JULY 21, 2015 at 6 p.m. (PST)
The webinar, "Supporting Your Student in the College Transition" is facilitated by USD administrators who will share services and resources helpful in your and your student's transition to USD for this coming Fall 2015. Parents and students should have received an email from admissions with the link to access the webinar. For more details about accessing the webinar, go to the Webcast Log In Guide.