Out-of-State Student Program

USD's Out-of-State Students

The Out-of-State Student (OOS) Program is designed to support students from outside of California through their college experience at the University of San Diego. Students at USD come from all 50 states and from countries around the world. Almost half of the new first-year students from Fall 2015 hail from outside of California!


Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, US Territories
Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico
Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Wyoming
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington D.C.

Out-of-State Ambassadors

Applications will be available in March 2016.

The Out-of-State Ambassadors work to enhance the experience of incoming out-of-state first-year students as they transition to USD. Ambassadors will maintain regular communication with the first-year students from their region and help these students connect with first-year and continuing out-of-state students. The overall goal of the ambassadors is to improve the persistence rate of first-year out-of-state students.

Featured Events

OLÉ! Weekend Dessert Socials

During OLÉ! Weekend, students are invited to attend a dessert hosted by their regional council members. This is a fun event where students will meet their regional council members as well as other new first-year students from their home region. Times and locations will be listed in the OLÉ! Weekend schedule.

Welcome Phone Calls

In August, incoming first-year students will receive a welcome phone call from a continuing out-of-state student from their region. This is a great opportunity for incoming students to talk with someone about the transition to college and California, and make a connection with a continuing student on campus.


Please contact the Center for Student Success at css@sandiego.edu or (619) 260-5995 for questions regarding the Out-of-State Student Program.