Summer Send Offs
Going to college can entail many new challenges for students and their parents.
Regional receptions with other incoming freshmen and transfer students and their
parents, as well as current USD students and their parents, can help facilitate this
transition. Hosted during the summer months by USD families, these mixers provide
an excellent opportunity for new and returning students to meet each other and ask
questions about the college experience. USD administrators, Parent Relations staff and USD alumni will also be there to welcome new families. The Summer Send Offs for San Diego families will be held at USD.
Please view the current Summer Send Off schedule at www.sandiego.edu/parents
Campus Family Events
Torero Days Parent Orientation
Parents of incoming freshmen and transfer students are traditionally welcomed into
the campus community at the start of Torero Days with the new student Move In Day. Move In Day offers new residents and their parents a chance to locate and move into their assigned rooms within the university’s residence halls. In addition, a variety of presentations will be planned for parents, including information on campus resources and what to expect as a parent of a USD student. Members of the Parents Association Board will be present to serve as informational resources for the new parents. Parents are invited to attend dinner on
Saturday night with their students and return to campus on Sunday morning to attend
a closing Mass before students begin the full Torero Days schedule. View the Torero Days Parent Orientation schedule at www.sandiego.edu/parents and watch for additional details
during the summer.
Family Weekend – September 30 - October 2, 2011
Family Weekend allows families the opportunity to enjoy quality time with their students on campus, meet administrators and faculty, and learn about the services and programs offered by the university. Highlights of the weekend include social events on campus, a series of innovative seminars to learn about services and programs offered by the university, intriguing lectures by some of USD’s most popular professors, athletic events and a tailgate party. The weekend concludes with a special family Mass and reception at which persons of all faith traditions are welcome.
Look for your Family Weekend invitation in early September and find information at www.sandiego.edu/parents!
Don’t miss the annual USD Grandparents Weekend! Invite your student’s grandparents
to enjoy a special time on campus during the spring semester designed especially for
them. To be sure your student’s grandparents (or others who are like grandparents to your
student) receive an invitation, please send an e-mail to add them to our USD Grandparents
mailing list. Please send your name and address, your student’s name and class year, and
the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of grandparents to email@example.com. More information about Grandparents Weekend can be found at www.sandiego.edu/parents.
USD Torero Store offers you an easy way to send your son or daughter a yummy surprise along with your warmest wishes.
A gift package, filled with delicious treats, can be sent at any time of the school year for a birthday, get well, or just because. There are a variety of tempting options that feature cakes, treats, fun accessories and balloons. Peruse the options on the Torero Store website.
For more information, and to place your order, please visit: www.usdtorerostores.com.
Flowers and Balloons
Flowers, balloons and plants can be ordered for delivery from Wholesale Flowers at
(619) 295-3444, Flowers Annette Gomez at (760) 632-1330 or www.flowersbyannette.com or call the Office of Parent Relations, (619) 260-4808, for additional suggestions.
Flowers should be addressed to your student’s campus mailing address and the Mail
Center will inform your student a delivery has arrived for pick up.
The USD Corporate Partners Program promotes mutually beneficial relationships between the business community and the University of San Diego. Corporate Partners enjoy networking opportunities with industry and community leaders and senior campus administration. In addition, corporate partnerships afford on-campus recruiting, marketing exposure, access to campus facilities and sponsorship opportunities.
Corporate partnerships align corporate interests with university goals to advance the initiatives of the corporate community and USD. Corporate Partners of USD: Advancing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today. For more information, please contact the Marketing and Strategic Partnerships office at (619) 260-7478 or visit www.sandiego.edu/marketing.
The Volunteer Admissions Network (VAN) is an exciting and growing program
that seeks to involve alumni and parents in the admissions process at USD. Once
volunteers are trained, they have many opportunities to participate in various
admissions events throughout the country. Volunteers participate in events such as
college fairs, receptions, admission interviews, congratulatory phoning and Summer
Send Offs. As representatives of USD, volunteers are often asked to speak with
potential USD students and parents about their experience and help answer any
general questions they may have about the university. These events happen during
both the spring and the fall, and any involvement is greatly appreciated. Please contact
the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for more information at (619) 260-4506.
Your involvement in your son’s or daughter’s education at the University of San
Diego will last until graduation and beyond. By becoming involved in the Parents
Association, or through volunteer opportunities that are available, especially in regions
of significant USD student enrollment, your experience with the university becomes
The USD Parents Association consists of all parents of USD students. There are no membership dues. Parents become members simply by having a student enrolled at USD.
The Parents Association Board works to integrate parents into the university community by mobilizing them to volunteer their talents and abilities, to contribute financially and to join other parents, students and university personnel in helping to create an educational environment consistent with the mission of the university. If you are interested in more information about becoming an elected member of the Parents Association Board, please contact the Office of Parent Relations at (619) 260-4808.
Your gift makes a difference! The Parents Fund benefits our students, and future students, by allowing USD to maintain small classes, provide outstanding academic programs, enrich student life with extracurricular activities, and fund scholarships.
For more information and to make your online gift today, please visit www.sandiego.edu/giving.