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Torero Countdown

Torero Countdown

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 3, 2014. The Torero Countdown includes a checklist that must be met prior to your student's arrival to USD.

OLÉ! Weekend for First-Year Families is August 30-31, 2014

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 30-31, 2014!

To view the weekend program schedule at-a-glance, click here. Additionally, tickets to OLÉ! Weekend Welcome Festivities are required for families and guests of new students. Tickets are NOT required for new students. The online registration to purchase tickets will open July 16, 2014.

Information for Families of Transfer Students

Transfer Summer Registration Day: June 13, June 27, July 9, July 25 and August 8

Transfer students are invited to attend a Transfer Summer Registration Day to learn about the transferring process, meet with their academic advisor and 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 can select ONE of the following dates: June 13, June 27, July 9, July 25 or August 8. Be sure to select the same date as your student. Click here to register. Click here to see a 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 30-31, 2014

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 here. 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.

To view the family weekend program schedule at-a-glance, click here. Additionally, tickets to Welcome Festivities are required for families and guests of new students. Tickets are NOT required for new students. The online registration to purchase tickets will open July 16, 2014.