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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.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and 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
Director of Operations and Events
(619) 260-7808
ipjopers@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 13,000
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 700
Outdoors 700
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 280
Outdoors 250

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:

Jenna Finch
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

  • 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. 76,000
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors 650
Outdoors 100
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 550
Outdoors 90

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
Manager
(619) 260-4600 ext. 2647
asecore@sandiego.edu

Square ft. 8,000
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors n/a
Outdoors 150
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 70-110
Outdoors 100

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 and couches. An interior courtyard offers expanded social space.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Ryan Lanza
Scheduling and Operations Coordinator
(619) 260-4534
rlanza@sandiego.edu

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

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 15,000
Outdoors 2,000
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors 1,000
Outdoors 900

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

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:

Keith MacDonald
Interim Building Administrator
(619) 260-4211
keithm@sandiego.edu

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

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. 14,00
Reception (max. capacity)
Indoors n/a
Outdoors 1,500
Banquet (max. capacity)
Indoors n/a
Outdoors 600

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.

Available Spaces

  • 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
  • Parkman Plaza, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • West 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

Contact Information

University Scheduling
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-7574
Fax: (619) 849-8394
universityscheduling@sandiego.edu