As you begin thinking about your arrival to San Diego, we encourage you to use the resources below to facilitate a smooth planning period.

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Seeing and Visiting Campus

Visiting Campus

Visiting campus is the best way to get acquainted with buildings and class locations. Undergraduate Admissions offers both guided tours and self-guided tours year-round including during the summer. To schedule a tour of campus, please visit the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Campus Tours webpage.

Virtual Tours

Living outside of California can often complicate the process of visiting and touring campus. The University of San Diego offers a virtual tour to anyone who may be unable to visit in person. 

Summer Send-Offs

Each summer the Office of Parent and Family Relations coordinates Summer Send-Off socials around the country to welcome incoming first-year Toreros and their families. At these events, USD representatives, administrators, parent board members, current parents and students are in attendance to answer your questions.

To find and register for the Summer Send-Off closest to you, please visit the Office of Parent and Family Relations website!

Connecting with Out-of-State Ambassadors

Out-of-State Ambassadors are responsible for connecting with prospective and incoming out-of-state students to support their commitment and transition to the USD community. Out-of-State Ambassadors work closely with the Ambassadors Club and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to assist with recruitment events such as open houses, student panels, congratulatory phone calls, as well as day and overnight hosting. They also engage with incoming students from beyond California in order to help you make connections at USD. You can find out more about your 2018-19 Ambassadors by visiting our Out-of-State Ambassadors webpage!

Pre-Orientation Trips

Pre-Orientation trips are optional off-campus programs that help ease the transition to USD by giving small groups of incoming students a chance to connect with amazing student leaders, meet new friends and have a better understanding of what to expect from college life at USD. To explore the options available for pre-orientation trips, check out the Outdoor Adventures and University Ministry pages.

OLÉ! Weekend

OLÉ! Weekend is USD's on-campus orientation for first-year students entering USD in the fall semester. This five-day program allows you to move in, meet your fellow classmates, connect with your faculty advisor, and begin experiencing your Living Learning Community (LLC). This year's OLÉ! Weekend will be held from Friday, August 31 through Tuesday, September 4. Students from beyond California are highly encouraged to schedule their travel plans around OLÉ! Weekend.

Students with dietary restrictions are encouraged to fill out the OLÉ! Weekend Dietary Restrictions Form prior to arrival.

To find more information and to see the schedule for OLÉ! Weekend, please visit the Orientation website.