Graduate and Law Commons

Graduate and Law Commons Mission Statement

In support of the Mission and Goals of the University of San Diego, the Graduate and Law Student Commons fosters community among all graduate and law students. It is designed to promote collaborative programs that enrich graduate student life. The Commons supports the goals of the graduate student associations and provides opportunities for faith development and outreach to community. The Commons is a central source for information and serves as a liaison to resources across campus.

Facilities and Amenities

The Commons is the place to relax, hangout or study before and after class. We offer several free amenities to all graduate and law students. Not to mention the Student Life Pavilion is packed with great services.

  • Consistent programming and events in space
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, and water
  • Microwave and mini-fridge
  • Group study and meeting space
  • Television with Directv channels
  • Complimentary newspapers and magazines
  • Wireless capabilities
  • Easy access to campus eateries
  • Available for reservation by graduate and law student organizations
  • Updated campus resource information
  • Information on San Diego excursions
  • Friendly staff to address questions and needs of graduate and law students


The Commons is always hosting new programs and activities designed to support the entire graduate student experience. Stop by to check what's next and meet other USD graduate and law students. Some of the many programs you will see throughout the year include:

  • Welcome Reception and Resource Fair
  • Theology on Tap
  • Fall and Spring Open House
  • Bagel Breakfasts 
  • Career Development Workshops
  • Wellness and Fitness programs
  • Yoga on the Rooftop
  • Athletic Event Tailgates
  • Padres in the Park
  • Outdoor Adventure excursions
  • Holiday Celebrations
  • First-Generation Gathering & Dialogues 
  • Homecoming Reception