Torero Experience: Honors Overnight Program

The Torero Experience: Honors Overnight Program is open only to admitted students who have been invited to apply to the Honors Program for the Fall 2020 Semester. In order to register, you must first submit the Honors Application.

The Honors Overnight Program will take place Thursday, April 16 - Friday, April 17, 2020. This event features a variety of activities designed to allow you to experience campus life while learning more about the exceptional academic opportunities you'll have at USD. During your stay, you will participate in a student panel featuring current USD Honors Students, who will share insight into how the Honors Program has helped them accomplish their academic pursuits. In addition, you and your parents will have the opportunity to speak with the Director of the Honors Program, along with representatives from the Offices of Undergraduate Research, Living Learning Communities, Study Abroad, Financial Aid, Parent Relations and Career Services.

We are unable to entertain special overnight visit requests on dates other than our scheduled programs. If you are unable to join us for the Honors Overnight Program, we invite you to take part in Torero Visit Day or one of our Torero Experience: Torero for a Day programs. Please note that these events are open to all admitted students and are not specifically geared toward the Honors Program.

Honors Overnight Program Agenda

Day 1: Thursday April 16, 2020
2:00 p.m. Check-In and Welcome Reception at the Hahn University Center, Forum C.
2:30 p.m. Welcome Address
2:45 p.m. Honors 4x4!
3:00 p.m. Parent Sessions: Parent Panel and Q&A with the Office of Financial Aid and the Career Development Center
3:45 p.m. Student Sessions: #FutureTorero Team Activity and Student Panel
5:15 p.m. Meet your Student Host
5:45 p.m. Dinner and Free Time with your Host
8:00 p.m. Evening Social Events
Day 2: Friday, April 17, 2020
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Attend Classes

A list of pre-approved classes will be available upon arrival. 

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Academic and Experiential Learning Panel (students and parents)
12:15 p.m. Closing Luncheon with Administrators, Faculty and Honors Students (students and parents)

*Agenda subject to change*

Overnight Visit Details

An overnight visit is an in-depth, 24-hour stay with a current USD student host. You'll have the opportunity to attend classes, eat in the dining facilities and take part in social activities on campus. Meals will be provided for you, including: dinner on the day of your arrival, as well as breakfast and lunch on the following day.

As a reminder, you will need to bring your own sleeping gear and be prepared to sleep on the floor. If you would like to rent a sleeping bag and/or sleeping pad, you are welcome to do so by visiting USD Outdoor Adventures, located in the Hahn University Center, Room 136. Their office is open from 10:00am - 6:00pm. We recommend you arrive early and bring your belongings with you to check-in, as there is limited time during the program to stop by OA.


The fee for an overnight visit is $15.00, as well as an additional $15.00 for each guest who will be joining you at the Closing Luncheon. All fees are non-refundable.

Electronic payment is preferred and may be submitted during the registration process. Please have your credit card ready, as there is a time limit to complete the payment process during registration. If you are unable to complete payment, your registration will be canceled and you will not be able to re-register. If you experience this, email for assistance.

Note for Parents and Families

Parents are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception, Campus Tour and Parent Sessions on Thursday, as well as the Academic Panel and Closing Luncheon on Friday. When not taking part in the Honors Overnight programming, we invite you to explore campus or our beautiful city on your own.

Additional Information

Note to Overnight Guests

Note to Parents

Submit a Liability Form (sign and return)

Prior to your arrival your liability form should be submitted via one of the methods below:

Fax: 619-260-6836

Torero Experience Team
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Planning your Trip

If you will require hotel accommodations during your visit, we recommend that you consider booking with Bartell Hotels. Owned and operated by an USD alumnus, Bartell Hotels offers discounted room rates to friends and visitors of USD and donates 10% of all total room costs back to the University in support of student scholarships. All eight Bartell Hotels are conveniently located near campus. To learn more about the special rates available to you during your stay, please visit or call call 800-345-9995. 

To prepare for your trip to campus, please review our driving directions and campus map. Make sure to enter campus via the Main Entrance and park in the Valley Parking Structure, which will be just ahead on your left. Check-in will take place in Check-In at the Hahn University Center, Forum C which is just a short walk from the parking structure.