The University of San Diego is located on 180 acres overlooking San Diego’s Mission
Bay. The campus is minutes from downtown San Diego, the beach, Sea World, the world
famous San Diego Zoo and Old Town State Park.
FROM THE NORTH: Take I-5 south. Exit Sea World Drive/Tecolote Road and proceed
left at the stoplight toward Morena Boulevard. Turn right onto Morena, left onto Napa
Street and left on Linda Vista Road. The main entrance to the campus is one-half mile
up the hill on the left-hand side.
FROM THE SOUTH (or the airport): Take I-5 north and exit I-8 east. Stay to the right
and follow the signs for Morena Boulevard and take that exit. Veer right onto Linda Vista
Road. The main entrance to the campus is one-half mile up the hill on the left-hand
FROM THE EAST: Take I-8 west and exit at Morena Boulevard. Veer right onto Linda
Vista Road. The main entrance to the campus is one-half mile up the hill on the left hand
USD has formed a partnership with Bartell Hotels. Richard Bartell, a School of Law alumnus, has opened the doors of his seven premier hotels to the USD community. The USD-Bartell Hotels partnership means you receive a special rate when you book your stay at one of the conveniently located Bartell Hotels in San Diego. A portion of the room cost comes back to USD to support student scholarships, promote university events and marketing efforts and create community awareness about the partnership.
To take advantage of special rates and USD family amenities, visit www.bartellhotels.com/usdpartnership or call (800) 345-9995. Be sure to ask for the USD rate!
One of the best times to visit the campus is on the weekends, when parking spaces
are relatively abundant. From Friday at 5 p.m. to Monday at 6 a.m., you are allowed to
park anywhere on campus, except some designated 24-hour reserved spaces. During the
week, parking is limited in the center of campus, because faculty, staff and thousands
of students are present. During those times, visitors may park in any white-lined, non-reserved space in one of the two parking structures. The west parking structure
is serviced by a shuttle service from 7 a.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday.
Do not park in spaces marked “Reserved” except during weekends or after 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Please note that certain reserved spaces are reserved 24 hours
a day, seven days a week, and are identified as such. Parking in any reserved space can
result in expensive fines and towing fees. Visitors are required to obtain a visitor’s parking
permit. A free visitor’s parking permit can be obtained at either of the two campus
entrance kiosks or, if the kiosks are closed, at the public safety/parking services office
behind the Hughes Administration Building, Room 150.
For complete parking regulations, go to www.sandiego.edu/parking.
Driving Directions from USD campus:
Village at Morena Vista (Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Subway, Z Pizza, FedEx/Kinko’s, San Diego Metropolitan Credit Union, hair and nail salons): Go West on Linda Vista Road to Napa Road. Turn left and then a right into the small shopping center. Approximately 2 minutes from campus.
Fashion Valley Center (Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, JCPenney, Macy's, Container Store, Saks Fifth Avenue, restaurants, movie theaters, specialty stores): Take Linda Vista Road east to Via Las Cumbres. Turn right on Via Las Cumbres and left onto Friars Road. The mall is on the right immediately after the first light.
Hazard Center (Barnes & Noble, FedEx Kinko's, restaurants, movie theaters): Take Linda Vista Road east to Via Las Cumbres. Turn right on Via Las Cumbres and left onto Friars Road; continue past the 163 overpass. Turn right on to Hazard Center Road.
Mission Valley (Macy's Home, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, Nordstrom Rack, Sport Chalet, Michael’s, Staples, Best Buy, restaurants, movie theaters): Take Linda Vista Road east to Via Las Cumbres. Turn right on Via Las Cumbres and left onto Friars Road; continue past the 163 overpass and Hazard Center; exit to the right to Mission Center Road. Turn left on Camino de la Reina for Mission Valley Center.
Ralph's Shopping Center (Ralph's Grocery Store (Union Bank inside), Longs Drugs, Blockbuster, Starbucks, food court): Take Linda Vista Road east to Via Las Cumbres. Turn right on Via Las Cumbres and left onto Friars Road; continue past the 163 overpass. Turn left on Frazee Road. The shopping center is on the right.
Costco/Ikea/Lowes Home improvement: Take Linda Vista Road east to Via Las Cumbres. Turn right on Via Las Cumbres and left on Friars Road. Proceed east approximately 3.5 miles. The shopping center is on the right.
Sports Arena AREA (Target, Mervyn's, Ralph's Grocery Store, Home Depot, Union Bank, Ross Dress for Less, Olive Garden, Bank of America ATM booth, Wells Fargo): Go west on Linda Vista Road, turn left on Morena Boulevard to the Rosecrans and I-5 south exit. Move to the left lanes and follow Rosecrans Street to Sports Arena Boulevard. Turn right onto Sports Arena Boulevard. The shopping center is about one-half mile down on the left.