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Join Our Instagram Contest!

Follow our account for our #USDWater2019 Instagram contest this fall, where you can win prizes throughout the semester!

Here’s what you’ll do:

  1. Pick up your copy of David Foster Wallace’s book This Is Water around campus, or in Founders Hall, room 106
  2. Follow @usdcas
  3. Tag a friend in our Instagram post
  4. Post an Instagram story with the book using the hashtag #USDWater2019
    • Photo ideas: a page in the book with your favorite quote, the book somewhere on USD campus, in your classroom or out in San Diego (by the water!)
  5. Direct message us the photo you posted in your story
Enter again, as many times as you'd like! Stay tuned to see if your post shows up in our Instagram stories, and to find out if you're a winner at the end of each month!

3 months, 3 giveaways, 1 awesome grand prize!

Over the fall 2019 semester, we'll pick one grand prize winner in October, plus a monthly winner at the end of September, November and December. You can win:

  • Grand prize: early registration for the spring 2020 semester!
  • Monthly prizes: $25, $50 and $75 gift cards to the Torero Store.
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Why Liberal Arts?
Hear from Noelle Norton, PhD, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, about USD's liberal arts tradition and how it enhances our students' academic journeys.

Get Connected

Want to stay even more connected with your undergrad peers? Follow these other USD Instagram accounts:

USD Humanities Center | @usdhumanities
USD School of Business | @usd_business
USD main account | @uofsandiego

More about the Artes Liberales

…because it sounds cooler in Latin.

So, what’s liberal arts again?

You’ll hear that term a lot, along with words like holistic and well-rounded. That’s because at USD we’re committed to developing not just your mind, but also your whole being. We want you to think critically across disciplines, make connections across different topics and leave USD with knowledge that goes beyond your major.

Starting now, you are part of USD’s liberal arts tradition.

You’ll embody the liberal arts each day as an undergrad. And the liberals arts will come to mean something unique to you as you progress in your education. Consider it as you begin this first year of college. It means different things to different people. But, no matter what, it will prepare you to lead an extraordinary life.

What will liberal arts mean to you?

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