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Transfer Fall Orientation: Important Resources

To assist you with your planning for Transfer Fall Orientation, please consider the important resources listed below:

Getting to USD

Overnight Accommodations

What to Bring

USD Mail Center

Getting to USD

Click here for information on how to get to USD by car, air, or public transportation:

Overnight Accommodations

USD & Bartell Hotels

For family and guests attending OLÉ! Weekend, USD and Bartell Hotels offer a unique opportunity to receive discounted room rates at San Diego's premier hotels. By selecting a Bartell Hotel for your stay, Bartell will donate 10% back of the total room cost to support student scholarships and promote university events.

All seven Bartell Hotels are conveniently located close to the USD campus, all major attractions, and many are situated on the water's edge. Guests will also receive complimentary continental breakfast and welcome beverage. Most of the hotels provide courtesy airport transportation and free parking.

To take advantage of these special rates, please visit or call 800-345-9995.

What to Bring

Residential Life created a quick list of things to consider bringing with you as you transition to the University of San Diego. This list is a good place to start, but we also suggest you connect with your roommate if possible to see what items you can share!

USD Mail Center

Sending a Package Before Fall Orientation Weekend

New students can send packages to be held at the Mail Center (located in the Loma Hall Lobby):

  • Use the format below to send a package to campus prior to moving in:

New Student
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

  • Packages can be picked up at the Mail Center and are not delivered to your housing area.
  • New resident students will receive notification when their mail box number is assigned.

Sending Mail After Fall Orientation Weekend

Students living on campus are assigned a mail box they may keep for as long as they reside in on-campus housing. On-campus housing any residence hall excluding the University & Presidio Terrace Apartments.


If your question was not answered with the information above, please feel free to email

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