Spring Orientation

We know this may not be your first time on a college campus. We know you are joining us with a story of your own. Your Torero experience will be different from what you’ve seen, heard, and done before, and we want to give you the tools to make the most of that experience. Wherever you are coming from, regardless of the reason you are here, we are glad you are starting this journey with us.

You’ll have a lot of questions before you officially start classes. That’s why we are requiring all new students to attend Spring Orientation - so you can get answers to those important questions. At Spring Orientation, we will help you:

  • Prepare for classes: You will prepare for academic excellence by hearing from the deans, faculty, and continuing students in your school or college. 
  • Meet your community: You will meet the student leaders, faculty, and staff who are here to support you, this semester and beyond.
  • Connect with resources: You will receive information about essential resources, and connect with representatives from around campus to ensure you have a great start at USD.

If you are an international student, you will also need to attend International Orientation, which will take place in the lead-up to Spring Orientation. Make sure to visit the International Students and Scholars page for more information on International Orientation.

Move-In Day

If you are a residential student (confirmed to live on campus), you will join us on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 to move into your new home and attend resident specific sessions. Check this page later in January to get details on your move-in experience.

If you will be commuting to campus, no worries - you won’t be missing out! Your first day of orientation, where you’ll get to know your home away from home, will be Thursday, January 23, 2020. 

If you are an international residential student (confirmed to live on campus), you can move in early at no additional charge. Visit the International Students and Scholars page for more information on your early Move-In Day.

Visit us again in December to see the Spring Orientation schedule!


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).

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