Current Program

USD's University of the Third Age program brings a holistic approach to learning as well as provides a great venue to meet new people and top experts from San Diego.

Program Description

Each U3A session is a three-week unique university experience that exposes attendees to some of San Diego’s most sought-after experts in areas including medicine, technology, health, religion, government, business, military, not-for-profits, humanities and the arts.

Each presentation is approximately 45 minutes and followed by a rich Q&A dialogue with the expert.

In addition to presentations, the program also takes you off campus to participate in field trips that engage you in experiential learning throughout San Diego County.

Lastly, you can participate in an optional Technology Workshop where you learn how to operate your smart devices, including phones, tablets and social media applications, walking you through settings and general digital setup.

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Program Details

U3A is hosted on the USD campus bi-annually in January and June.

Winter Session 2020

January 6-24, 2020

January 6 -9 (Monday through Thursday)

January 13-16 (Monday through Thursday)

January 20 – 24 (Tuesday through Friday)

Daily Schedule
8–9:15 a.m. – Technology Workshop
9:30–10:30 a.m. – First Presentation
10:30–10:45 a.m. – Tea and Coffee Break
10:45–11:45 a.m. – Second Presentation
11:45 a.m. – Adjourn for the Day

Winter Session 2020 will be hosted in Manchester Auditorium in Manchester Hall.

Parking Permits
You have two options to purchase your parking permit:

  1. Online (Pre-Order Discount Parking Pass): When registering for U3A, you will have the option to add the weekly ($10 per week) parking pass to your registration

  2. In Person: If you did not pre-order your parking pass, you will need to purchase a daily permit from the metered parking stations located on the first floor of the West Parking Structure. Daily rate is $8 per day.

Should you need assistance with any registration and/or parking issues, please call Nicole Matthews, Program Director (619) 757-6551.

Register for the U3A Winter 2020 session.

Early Bird Discount
Early registration discount for the winter session is available now through December 20, 2019.