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Gallery of Venues

In addition to classrooms, lecture halls and auditoriums, USD offers several attractive and versatile meeting venues that are available on a rental basis.

For internal requests, please visit Virtual EMS.

For external guests, please complete the External Guest Form.

USD Venues
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

  • 92,000 square foot structure with a large formal rotunda, 300-seat auditorium, multi-purpose rooms, a large executive conference room and eight state-of-the-art classrooms
  • The building also houses courtyards, Garden of the Sky and Garden of the Sea, reflection pools and space for meditation with panoramic views of San Diego Bay.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Jeff Hugger

Events Manager

(619)260-7808

ipjopers@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 13,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 250
    • Outdoors 700
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 280
    • Outdoors 250
Douglas F. Manchester Executive Conference Center

Douglas F. Manchester Executive Conference Center

  • A newly renovated state-of-the-art auditorium and fully-equipped conference rooms.
  • 150-seat auditorium, interchangeable conference rooms and a spacious foyer.

To reserve a space, please contact:

David Kaplan

Budget & Operations Manager

(619)260-4748

dkaplan@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 9,250
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 160
    • Outdoors 225
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 100
    • Outdoors 150
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

  • A new 80,000 square-foot building with views of Tecolote Canyon and San Diego Bay.
  • Impressive, large-scale entry foyer, classrooms, conference rooms, executive rooms, interior patio, auditorium, outdoor terraces and patios.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Carmen McBride

Event Scheduler

(619)260-7915

mrhevents@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 87,700
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 175
    • Outdoors 600
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 75
    • Outdoors 400
Hahn University Center

Hahn University Center

  • A 76,000 square-foot facility that houses the Forum, a large ballroom that can be divided into three smaller areas and indoor and outdoor spaces with spectacular views.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Cory Immele

Events Coordinator

(619)260-4592

scheduling@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 7,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 650
    • Outdoors 150
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 550
    • Outdoors 90
La Gran Terraza

La Gran Terraza

  • A new 8,000 square-foot, highly configurable meeting space that includes: private space, an elegant grand dining room and an outdoor terrace that offers breathtaking views of San Diego Bay and Tecolote Canyon.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Amanda Secore

Catering & La Gran Terraza Sales Coordinator

(619)260-8811

asecore@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft.
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors n/a
    • Outdoors 150
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 70-110
    • Outdoors 100
Degheri Alumni Center

Degheri Alumni Center

  • 28,000 gross square footage encompasses an elegant three-story building featuring a boardroom, conference rooms and a living room complete with fireplace, couches and piano. An interior courtyard offers expanded social space.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Stephanie Zaren Castro

Scheduling and Operations Coordinator

(619)260-4534

stephaniezaren@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 28,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 85
    • Outdoors 200
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 50
    • Outdoors 100
Jenny Craig Pavilion

Jenny Craig Pavilion

  • 5,100 seat arena usable for sports, concerts and unique events with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.
  • In addition to the arena, includes: a large entry parlor, conference/hospitality suite, locker rooms, sports medicine rooms, weight room and green rooms.
  • Outdoors is the large Eagan Plaza and fountain, ideal for receptions and evenings under the stars.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Branda Cook

Assistant Dir. of Athletics Facilities and Operations

(619)260-7565

bcook@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 94,900
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 1,500
    • Outdoors 2,000
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 1,000
    • Outdoors 900
Shiley Theatre

Shiley Theatre

  • This 4,708 square foot structure seats 600 guests and has an outdoor courtyard space for large assemblies.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Cory Immele

Events Coordinator

(619)260-4592

scheduling@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 4,700
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 600
    • Outdoors 175
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors n/a
    • Outdoors 75
Shiley Science Center

Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology

  • This is a 150,000 gross square foot facility that over looks both Mission Bay and San Diego Harbor. The four-story center has a large atrium that features an impressive fiber optic art "sculpture".

To reserve a space, please contact:

Starla Tudor

Building Manager

(619)260-8885

studor@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 146,600
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 200
    • Outdoors 100
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 75
    • Outdoors n/a
Camino Courtyard

Camino Courtyard

  • This large, picturesque, courtyard is framed by a rose garden and Spanish Renaissance architecture.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Cory Immele

Events Coordinator

(619)260-4592

scheduling@sandiego.edu

  • Square ft. 14,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors n/a
    • Outdoors 1,500
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors n/a
    • Outdoors 600
Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Morning and afternoon breaks, lunches, receptions, dinners and performances can be held in several outdoor venues throughout USD's picturesque campus*. Your conference coordinator can assist you with booking these outdoor spaces. Applicable fees will be charged by the USD Facilities Department for event clean-ups.

Many of the university's outdoor spaces have expansive views of San Diego Bay and Tecolote Canyon. With a year-round temperate climate, San Diego is very accommodating for outdoor events.

  • Camino/Founders courtyard, between Camino and Founders Halls
  • Eagan Plaza, Jenny Craig Pavilion
  • Garden of the Sea, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Garden of the Sky, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Hilton Loggia, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • Parkman Plaza, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • Plaza de San Diego, Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall
  • Rose Garden, Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall
  • Sports fields, various
  • The Terrace of La Gran Terraza, Hahn University Center
  • Hahn University Center patio
  • Student Life Pavillion patio