Throughout its history, the University of San Diego has remained committed to the ideals of liberal education, offering instruction of high quality in a personal and friendly environment that encourages close rapport between students and faculty.

USD Mission Statement

The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

Summer and Intersession Office Mission Statement

The Summer and Intersession Office at the University of San Diego, is committed to providing a comprehensive and balanced selection of high quality academic courses during the summer and Intersession. Working in collaboration with various university departments, we are committed to enhancing the educational experiences offered to students during the fall and spring semesters. We strive to enable incoming and continuing students to pursue their undergraduate and graduate academic degrees in a timely manner, while representing the values and mission of the University of San Diego.

Reasons to study at USD during the Summer and Intersession

Continuing Summer and Intersession programs provide students with the opportunity for a greater role in planning their total program. Students may enrich their course of study, reduce the overall time spent in school and decrease their regular course load by careful selection of Summer and Intersession courses. Instruction is offered in standard courses by USD faculty and visiting professors. Visiting students are able to study in a fresh atmosphere and locale, San Diego.

USD's 182-acre campus overlooking San Diego Mission Bay is regarded as one of the most architecturally distinctive in the country, with its buildings designed in an ornamental 16th-century Spanish Renaissance style. Here in San Diego students find a truly fascinating variety of leisure-time activities, including visits to the city's outstanding zoo, the museums, the old Spanish mission, the theatre, swimming, boating, surfing, tennis, golf and many others. Proximity to Mexico provides an excellent opportunity for gaining a first hand insight into the Mexican culture.

Please be advised, approval to enroll in Summer and Intersession courses does not constitute acceptance into a program at the University of San Diego.