Register Now for Virtual Summer Send-Off Events for Parents/Families, Student Social Events

Virtual One of the best ways for parents and families of incoming University of San Diego to get up-to-date campus information, meet other families and connect Summer Send-offs (2019 photo) - for 2020Summer Send-Offs, an annual event to welcome new, incoming students to USD, is doing so again this summer, only it will be virtually online. Also, there are student socials to attend, virtually.

One of the best ways for parents and families of incoming University of San Diego to get up-to-date campus information, meet other families and connect with USD officials is to be part of the annual USD Summer Send-Offs programs.

Hosted by the USD Parent and Family Relations Office, these gatherings are typical held in person around the country. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this summer’s meet-ups are not in-person, but rather online by way of Zoom technology. There is a three-part informational series of videos to view, too, prior to the new school year starting in August. Here is the first video and the second video. The third video will be available on Aug. 5.

Events have been happening in different regions of the country since June 19 and they’ll continue through Aug. 6. To register for a Summer Send-Off in your state/region, click on the appropriate link and a follow-up email will be sent with more details. To create a Zoom account, click here.

Event times vary so be sure to note the date and time of your event. Here is the remaining schedule as of Tuesday, July 21:

July 21: International Families.

July 21: Spanish-speaking Parents and Families.

July 22: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

July 23: Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio.

July 24: Arizona.

July 26: Hawaii.

July 27: Oregon.

July 28: Illinois and Wisconsin.

July 29: Northern California.

July 30: Oklahoma and Texas.

Aug. 1: San Diego.

Aug. 3: Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee.

Aug. 4: Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina.

Aug. 6: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.

Student Summer Send-Off Socials and Informationals

While the above events are solely for USD parents and families, Summer Send-off social events for incoming first-year students and incoming transfer students are also happening this month.

There have been social online events going on since late June, but there are still many chances to jump online and meet-up with fellow Toreros-to-be. Take a look at the remaining schedule below.

First-year Student Socials (all times listed are Pacific time).

Questions? Email:

July 21: International Students, 8-9:30 a.m.

July 22: Los Angeles and Orange County, 5:30-6:30 p.m. (registration closed)

July 23: Midwest, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

July 27: Hawaii, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

July 27: Arizona, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

July 28: Oregon, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

July 29: Illinois and Wisconsin, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

July 29: San Diego, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

July 30: Southern States, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

July 30: Bay Area/California, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

July 31: DMV (Dist. Of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia) Area, 2:30-3:30 p.m.

July 31: Texas and Oklahoma, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Incoming Transfer Student Socials (all times Pacific)

Questions? Email

July 23: Social No. 5, 3-4 p.m.

July 28: Social No. 6, 4-5 p.m.

July 30: Social No. 7, 5-6 p.m.

— Compiled by Ryan T. Blystone


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