Welcome to the University of San Diego, a dynamic urban educational institution. USD's spectacular 180-acre campus is located atop a mesa that provides inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Bay, San Diego harbor and the surrounding hills. The city of San Diego gives students, staff and faculty many opportunities to take advantage of the cosmopolitan environment, cultural attractions, and entertainment centers all within a few miles of USD.
Please take the time to familiarize yourself with our campus and with campus safety procedures. As you know, as students, faculty and staff you come here from the four corners of the globe representing countries, cities, towns, and villages that are different in a thousand ways from the situation in which you now will find yourself. Becoming informed about safety issues and taking preventative measures will help us help you keep USD a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable environment to live and pursue an education. These pages provide tips regarding safety, crime prevention, reporting crimes, alcohol and drug use policy, and information about support services for victims of crimes. This important information is provided to further enhance your safety.