Parents and Guardians

As parents of an out-of-state college student, we recognize that staying connected can sometimes be a challenge. This page is intended to offer resources that can help with everything from planning your visit to supporting your student through any challenges they may be facing while here at USD.

 Parents of new students at University of San Diego

Parent and Family Orientation

This is a 3- day program designed to welcome you into the USD community and to help you learn about various facets of USD. It will be held during the same time as First-Year Student Orientation, but will be held separately. For more information, please visit the Parent and Family Orientation page!

Parent and Family Relations

The Office of Parent and Family Relations strives to partner with parents and families to enhance the student experience within their educational, spiritual and social journey, as well as to strengthen your own connection to the USD community. They offer information and resources pertaining to parents as well as monthly newsletters and opportunities to get involved with the university. For more information, please visit the Office of Parent and Family Relations webpage!

Supporting Your Student Through Homesickness

We are currently partnering with the Center for Health and Wellness Promotion to develop this resource! For immediate concerns, please visit their website or contact them via phone.

Tourism around San Diego

In addition to the events that are happening around campus, you may want to experience the events and attractions that are happening around the city while you are visiting your student! Below are a few resources to help you get started:  

University of San Diego Partnerships

Bartell Hotels, owned and operated by USD alumnus Richard Bartell, 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 as well as other major San Diego attractions, with many being situated on the water's edge. 

USD also has partnerships with Cort for furniture rentals as well as A-1 Self Storage for storage and moving assistance!