Pregnancy Resources

The following centers are available to accompany pregnant students as they navigate pregnancy while a student at USD. Contact information is provided for specific staff members within University Ministry and the Women’s Center who can assist you directly.

Student Health Center

Maher Hall, Room 140
(619) 260-4595
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Student Health Center shares the University's commitment to provide special support and services for students which include: confidential pregnancy testing, prenatal health counseling, referral to community specialists for obstetrical care, assistance with access to care and other resources, as well as other general health needs. The Student Health care providers offer care free of judgment. There may be minimal costs for labs, however, the Heath Center will assist those needing financial assistance.

Counseling Center

Serra Hall, Room 300
(619) 260-4655
Office Hours: Monday-Friday; 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walk-in hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The Counseling Center offers free, confidential services to currently enrolled students. Students can access services by attending walk-in hours or calling for an appointment. On Wednesdays during the fall and spring semesters walk-in hours are extended to 5 pm and office hours are extended to 6 pm. Learn more about our services by visiting our website (

Title IX Office

Maher Hall, Room 101
(619) 260-4594

Dr. Nicole Schuessler Veloz (Maher Hall, Room 101)
Director of Title IX, EEO and Employee Relations 

The Title IX Office monitors and oversees the university's compliance with Title IX, a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex in educational programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance.  The Title IX Office can help pregnant and parenting students navigate resources both on and off campus and can facilitate assistance with financial aid, housing and part time or leave of absence options.  

University Ministry

Founders Hall 20
(619) 260-4735

Annette Welsh (Founders Hall 20)
University Minister 
(619) 260-6717

University Ministry encourages the holistic development of students as well as the formation of a mature, personal faith. Staff members are available to support pregnant and parenting students in finding the resources they need to be successful and fully integrated into the life of the university.

Women’s Commons

Student Life Pavilion, Room 420
(619) 260-2396

Erin Lovette-Colyer, Director
Student Life Pavilion, Room 420
(619) 260-4716

The Women’s Commons is an advocate for a safe, supportive campus environment that creates equity among all voices. Staff in the Center is here to support and assist you in navigating campus resources.

Parking and Transportation

Department of Motor Vehicles

Pregnancy is classified as a disability in the state of California. You may be qualified to receive a Disabled Parking Permit by the DMV.

Parking Services

Your health and wellness are a priority. If you are in need of accommodation due to your pregnancy, Parking Services can assist you in accessing disabled parking spots on campus. Contact Parking Services to learn more.

Tram Services

Tram Service is available on-campus, moving students, faculty, staff and visitors to various stops across the campus.

The trams run in a circular loop throughout the entire campus as well as short loops to accommodate heavier. The Tram Service also provides morning and evening service to Old Town Trolley Station. The Tram Service operates full time during the fall and spring semesters and on a limited basis during intersession and summer. The Tram Service is not a bus service and as such do not have an exact time schedule, however, trams are at stops approximately every 15 minutes.