Serra Hall Event Fosters Debate

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Serra Hall, a prominent fixture on the University of San Diego’s campus, was named in honor of St. Junipero Serra and features a statue of his likeness in a small courtyard in the front of the building. Hundreds of Toreros attend classes and work in Serra Hall every day, but some students may not understand the significance behind the building’s name and his lasting effects on California history. In 1769 the Spanish Government began the Alta California Mission system. Backed by the power of the Spanish military, Catholic Priest Junipero Serra began the development of a California Mission system stretching from San Diego to San Francisco. Read more here.


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