First Year Parents


We'd like to congratulate and welcome you and your student into the Torero family. You've made it through supporting your student during the college selection process.

So, what's next?

Below is a list of important dates and deadlines:

June-August Attend a Summer Send Off in a town near you.
July 7 "Getting Down to Business" webinar for first-year students. Watch recorded webinar.
July 15 Student schedules are available on their portal.
July 21 Parent's Webinar: "Supporting Your Student in the College Transition". Watch recorded webinar.
July 22 Ensure your student completes Part 1 of mandatory MyStudentBody course
Late July First-Year housing assignments are released
August 1 2015/16 Parking Permits channel is available on portal.
August 1 Ensure your student has registered for OLÉ! Weekend through their portal.
August 4 Billing statements available on portal.
August 11 "Get Excited: Countdown to Arrival" webinar. Learn how to log on.
August 19 Deadline to submit immunization verification forms.
August 26 Deadline for your students to purchase tickets for parents and guests for New Family Dinner at OLÉ! Weekend
August 29-30 Attend Parent Orientation Sessions during OLÉ! Weekend. Note: Student orientation continues through Sept. 1.
September 7 Deadline to waive or enroll in USD Health Insurance Plan.
October 16-18 Plan to come visit your student during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

While your student receives many resources and information to help with the transition from high school to college or from a previous college to USD, we recognize parents are also adjusting. First-year (freshmen) students have a lot of "firsts" during the year and transfer students should not assume that all colleges operate the same way. And the same holds true for parents of both first-year and transfer students. Perhaps this is your student's first time away from home, first time living with a roommate, first college exam, and an adjustment to a medium size liberal arts Catholic university with smaller class sizes.

Your student is now in a developmental stage of new experiences: independence, freedom, pressures, responsibilities, new city, new state or even new country. This emotional transition can be both exciting and nerve-racking, however, very normal. The W- Curve, a predictable pattern of stages which occurs when a person experiences a new culture, will help you understand your student's transition to USD. As you may be adjusting your role as a parent to a college student, we encourage you to continue supporting, listening, and providing advice to your student.

The Office of Parent Relations is here to assist in your transition to USD and we hope you will find the website informative and helpful as questions arise so you can best support your student as they find their way through USD.

Contact Information

Parent Relations
Degheri Alumni Center 217
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4808
Fax: (619) 849-8283