Fall First Year Orientation

Fall First Year Orientation

It's here. College. You’ve been planning for it, dreaming about it, and now, it’s go time. We know it can be overwhelming, we're here to make it easier. At Opening Weekend we will help you:

  1. Prepare for Classes: College courses are different from high school. We will help you confidently walk into your first day of class and beyond.
  2. Meet Others: How will I get along with my roommate? Will there be others who like the same things I do? What if I want to try something completely new? At Opening Weekend, you’ll find out who you are as a Torero.
  3. Be Informed: We know there’s a lot to learn. We have carefully planned informative sessions to introduce resources available on campus so you’re ready for whatever comes your way.

At the end of these four days, you will be prepared to start your on-campus Torero journey. You are required to attend orientation, and if you are an international student, you are also required to attend International Orientation that takes place in the week leading up to Opening Weekend. Visit the International Students and Scholars page for more information on International Orientation.

If you are a student with a documented disability who may require a specific accommodation, please contact the Disability and Learning Difference Resource Center (DLDRC) prior to your arrival on campus. Formally registering with the DLDRC will allow USD to work with you to provide appropriate accommodations. For information on disability accommodations, please visit the DLDRC website or contact a DLDRC professional (email: disabilityservices@sandiego.edu, phone: 619-260-4655).

Summer Send-Offs

Summer-Send Offs are regional events throughout the summer designed to help you meet your peers and get your questions answered from current students and staff members! This year, we will host online virtual events and are so excited to meet you! We are developing this year's calendar and will have it available on this page for sign-ups starting in May.

Move-In Day

The big day itself. The day college officially becomes not just ‘I’m leaving in two weeks’ to, “I’m here”. We have an effective move-in process that will get you settled in no time. We’ll have more details on this page later in the summer, so check back.


If you are an international student, attending a Pre-Orientation trip, Summer Bridge, or an athlete living on campus, you are approved to move in early at no additional charge. The coordinators and coaches of your programs will communicate with you about your specific move-in dates and times.


If you will be commuting to campus, no worries - you won’t be missing out! You will join us later on (date to be announced).

If you have questions about orientation, email orientation@sandiego.edu