Campus Resources

Experiencing USD as a graduate student is an exciting and challenging proposition. Below are links to a number of offices you may find useful during your time here.

University of San Diego:

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative changemakers confront humanity's urgent challenges.

USD is dedicated to the values originally articulated by its founders, Bishop Charles Francis Buddy of the Diocese of San Diego and Mother Rosalie Hill of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

Those values are reflected in the University's rich Catholic intellectual tradition. USD's community of scholars are committed to educating the whole person—intellectually, physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and culturally. The university provides a character-building education that fosters independent thought, innovation, integrity, analytical thinking, and an open-minded and collaborative world view.

USD welcomes and respects those whose lives are formed by different traditions, and we recognize their important contributions to a pluralistic society and to an atmosphere of open discussion and discovery, which is essential to a liberal arts education.

Schools at USD:

Below are a list of the Schools at USD and their resources pages for students:

College of Arts & Sciences

School of Business

Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science

Joan B. Kroc School of Peace & Justice (KIPJ)

School of Law

School of Leadership & Educational Sciences (SOLES)

Graduate Student Life:

Student Life Pavilion 401

Phone: (619) 260-2227


Mariann Sanchez -

Graduate Student Life at the University of San Diego aims to foster Community building: by providing opportunities for graduate students to build community and fostering conversations and collaboration across disciplines. Communication: by promoting existing campus services to students and helping departments share ideas on how to best serve graduate students.  Advocacy: by growing and maintaining a graduate student presence on campus, encouraging services to be more inclusive of graduate students, and conducting regular assessments of graduate student quality of life.

The Purpose of Graduate Student Life is to:

  • Provide programs that help create a tangible graduate student campus community.

  • Foster graduate student conversation and collaboration across disciplines.

  • Encourage, recognize and celebrate the uniqueness of graduate students.

  • Promote existing campus services and encourage service areas to be more inclusive of graduate student needs.

  • Grow and maintain a graduate student presence in institutional decisions that affect the quality of life for graduate students.

  • Help departments share ideas about programs and support structures for graduate students.

  • Conduct regular assessments of graduate student quality of life on campus

  • Advocate for graduate student needs across campus.

  • Assists students in sustaining a healthy and happy life at the University of San Diego.


Graduate and Law Commons

Inside the office for Graduate Student Life is the Graduate and Law Commons. 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.


Admissions is here to help you get your questions answered, whether they are about qualifying, transferring, applying, enrolling or attending the University of San Diego. We recommend you take a tour, on campus or virtually, explore different majors and departments, attend an event and give us a call any time.

As a nationally ranked Catholic institution, the University of San Diego is focused on an unwavering expectation: academic excellence.  Graduate students can experience the following:

  • Learn from exemplary faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally in their fields, and collaborate with students on interdisciplinary research and scholarship.

  • Participate in exciting international opportunities available across all graduate programs.

  • Take advantage of USD's strong organizational relationships and a network that includes 61,152 alumni living in all 50 states and 159 countries.

Please visit our website for more information and graduate resources.


All graduate students have the opportunity to watch athletic events on campus using your Torero ID.  All tickets are free with the exception for Football- students receive a discounted rate.

Where do I park for games and events?

Guests to campus must pay to park in either the Mission Parking Structure (subject to space availability) or the West Parking Structure and West Parking Lot. Payment is required Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00am - 7:00pm.

Please visit the website for more information.

Are youth prices available?

Yes. Youth are considered ages 4 to 12. Children 3 and under are admitted for free, provided they will be on an adult's lap and will not be occupying a seat of their own.



Jenny Craig Pavilion

5998 Alcala Park




Please view the campus map for locations of athletic venues.

Auxiliary Services:

Auxiliary Services supports the University’s academic mission by providing high quality services to students, the USD community and guests, in a sustainable and fiscally responsible manner.

Auxiliary Services is a part of the USD Student Affairs division of campus.

Campus Card is responsible for the administration of Meal Plans, Torero ID Cards, Campus Cash and Onity Locks.

Campus Cash

Campus Cash is the key to all your purchases and campus services at USD. It is a prepaid declining balance account managed through your Torero ID card. You may also use your Campus Cash off campus! Check out all the vendors we've partnered with in the Linda Vista and nearby beach areas!

Save with a Torero Meal Plan

Meal Plans may be purchased online via MySanDiego (My Torero Services tab). For detailed plan information, visit the USD Dining Website. Decreasing or canceling voluntary plans may be done online via MySanDiego during the first ten class days of each (undergraduate) semester. All students may add or increase a plan at anytime.

Passport Photos

Available at the Campus Card office - two for just $10! No appointment necessary.

USD Dining is a not-for-profit auxiliary that proudly serves the campus community and annually allocates earnings back to the University of San Diego and students.

USD Dining has received national rankings and awards for excellence in university dining. USD Dining is ranked #17 nationwide for Best Campus Food (Princeton Review 2017) and has an A+ rating by PETA for its vegan menu offerings.

We are passionate about the food we provide for you each day. Our team includes staff who have been serving USD for over 30 years; chefs trained at world-renowned schools such as the Culinary Institute of America and Johnson & Wales, and a management team that is dedicated to creating enjoyable meals and services for each and every customer.

The University of San Diego offers an inspirational setting for meetings, conferences, retreats, camps and special events. We will help you create a unique, memorable experience.

Our mission is to provide the university community with the ability to communicate and conduct business with each student, staff, faculty and department through prompt, reliable, secure and economical services for the collection and delivery of mail.

Information on the new domestic address placement is available.


The brand new USD Torero Store opened on July 13, 2015 at the Hahn University Center. Digital walls and screens, interactive retail technology and an improved textbook system are new features of the 6,665-square-foot new campus store at the University of San Diego.

The store includes a variety of USD-branded apparel, along with technology and other products and services for the university community. It is now part of a shopping and dining complex that includes “Blue Spoon,” an updated frozen yogurt and smoothie cafe operated by USD Dining. New technology components include; a 3-D printer, an AnaJet custom T-shirt printer, mobile check-out including Apple Pay, and a Virtual Mirror – the first on a college campus!

University Copy is your campus resource for all your copying needs. We provide the following services:

  • Scanning

  • Photo Printing

  • Duplicating

  • Color copying

  • Complete bindery

  • Ink Refill

  • Large format poster printing

  • Supply paper to departments

  • Notary (call for appointment)

University letterheads, envelopes and business cards are ordered through Office Depot and are in accordance with university policy. Our services are available for all university departments as well as any organizations affiliated with the university. We also offer our services to individual employees and off-campus organizations.

Additional Services:

  • University of San Diego
  • Graduate Student Life
  • Admissions
  • Athletics
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Career Development
  • Campus Recreation
  • Child Care
  • Graduate Student Council
  • Graduate Communications
  • Graduate & Law Ministry
  • Housing
  • International Center
  • Libraries
  • Office of Financial Aid
  • One Stop Student Center
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Parking Services
  • Pregnant & Parenting
  • University Scheduling
  • Wellness
  • Women's Center
  • Writing Center