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June 2012 Parents Newsletter

In this issue:

Dear USD Families

Volunteer for Parent Torero Days

Olé! Olé! USD Homecoming and Family Weekend

Become a USD Parent Facebook Fan

Where in the World is USD?

Recap of Sips for Scholarships

What to look for as your student becomes a sophomore, junior or senior at USD

Take a look at the following calendars for important dates and deadlines:

Academic Calendar
2012–2013


Torero Life

USD News Center


Like USD Parents on Facebook
Office of Parent Relations
parents@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4808
www.sandiego.edu/parents
Like us on Facebook!

Dear USD Families,

By now your student is probably back home, perhaps working, taking a class or simply enjoying the summer months. We hope that you’re taking pleasure in having your student back home, planning family vacations and soaking up the sun. Although the campus isn’t as lively in the summer as it is during the academic year, the Office of Parent Relations is busy gearing up for some great upcoming events and opportunities such as:

We are available throughout the summer to answer questions, provide direction and assist in your students’ continued journey at USD.

Enjoy your summer!

 

Renda Quinn Karina Viaud Louis Vargas

Renda Quinn '86
Director

Karina Viaud '02
Assistant Director

Louis Vargas '09
Executive Assistant


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Volunteer for Parent Torero Days

Volunteer for Parent Torero Days! With nearly 1100 new first-year students and 400 transfer students arriving at USD this fall; sounds of cars parking alongside the residence halls, students trekking up and down the stairs moving in their belongings and “Hi, nice to meet you” mutual exchanges between two or three new roommates are sure to captivate the campus. I’m certain you remember these moments!

It’s time to pay it forward, and become a Parent Ambassador to help during Parent Torero Days (September 1-2, 2012). As an ambassador, you’ll get to meet and greet parents and families and share information about campus resources and your student will have the benefit of moving into his/her residence hall a couple of days early-nothing like beating the move-in traffic of returning students. Learn about the Parent Ambassador Program, join the program by clicking here and select Parent Orientation and Move-In Weekend. Questions can be directed to parents@sandiego.edu.


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¡Olé! ¡Olé! USD Homecoming and Family Weekend

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2012 Don’t know what Homecoming and Family Weekend is about? Been away from USD too long? Get your “Olé” back October 12-14, 2012. The weekend is filled with Open Houses, Educational Sessions, Tailgate Party, Football Game, Kayaking, Class Reunions and more! Online registration opens August 3.

Follow these three simple steps to stay informed on what’s happening:

  1. Visit the website at http://www.sandiego.edu/homecomingandfamilyweekend/
  2. Sign up to volunteer your time. Click here to learn more.
  3. If you know a member of the USD community who has made your USD experience exceptional and is deserving of the USD Parents Association Award of Excellence, nominate them today. The award recipient will be acknowledged during the Homecoming and Family Weekend Football Game at half time. Olé for USD!


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Become a USD Parent Facebook Fan

Join Parent Relations on Facebook Becoming a USD Parent Facebook fan could not be any more important than right now. Many new parents and families will soon become new Torero Parents and will, to some degree, embark onto the unknown of USD. The USD Parent Facebook is one of several platforms for parents and families of first-year and transfer students to ask questions and inquire about your experience as a current Torero Parent. Please join today and become an ally to incoming families. Find us at www.facebook.com/USDParents and "like" us.


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Where in the World is USD?

Levines in Paris Are you traveling this summer? Share a photo from your vacation with you wearing your USD gear. Post it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/USDParents. Let's see who can put USD in the most unique locale!



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Sips for Scholarships

Sips for Scholarships Sips for Scholarships in Napa, CA — A Success for USD Students in Need!

Last year the Parents Association Board unveiled the Parent Partnership Fund after discovering many students who had fallen on unexpected financial hardship could not afford to return to USD and finish their degree. With the average need being approximately $2,700, the Parent Board knew they could make a difference. One way to raise funds for this worthy cause was the creation of the Sips for Scholarships ladies weekend and regional event in Napa. Sips for Scholarships

A fantastic time was had by all! With 24 USD moms, friends and alumni for the weekend and a total of 53 USD parents and alumni at the Saturday night fundraiser at Chimney Rock Winery the weekend netted $22,385 for the Parent Partnership Fund! These funds will go directly to students in need for the 2012-13 school year.

From Friday night’s Garden to Table dinner at the Marriott to Saturday’s private tour and tasting at Mondavi, to the cooking and tasting experience at Peju Winery and the silent auction fundraiser at Chimney Rock, all participants said it was more than they could have imagined-fantastic! The USD moms and friends created great friendships and by the last day were already talking about meeting again next year in Napa!

Renda Quinn ’86, Director of Parent Relations expressed, “We hope to make this an annual event and continue to grow the attendance and the funds so we can help as many students as possible each year. We thank all the parents, alumni and friends who participated and contributed to the weekend.”

The next Sips for Scholarships in Napa, CA will be planned for this coming March 2013. To reserve your space and for more information please email parents@sandiego.edu or call the Office of Parent Relations at (619) 260-4808.


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What to look for as your student becomes a sophomore, junior or senior at USD

Each year in college has its own needs and adjustments. Take a look at several tips USD offers to students as they transition from one academic year to the next. Here, you can begin to formulate inquiries which will enable your student to deeply think about how to further enhance the rest of their college experience. To learn more, click below:

Student Support Services are sponsored by the Center for Student Success. Visit and learn more about the office at www.sandiego.edu/usdcss


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Take a look at the following calendars for other important dates:

Academic Calendar 2012–2013

USD Logo

Torero Life

Torero Life

USD News Center:
Learn more about what's going on
Inside USD

USD News Center


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parents on facebook!
Office of Parent Relations
parents@sandiego.edu
(619) 260-4808
www.facebook.com/USDParents

Bartell Hotels
www.usdpartnership


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