Gallery of Venues

In accordance with San Diego County guidelines on gatherings, no events can be scheduled through fall 2020.

In addition to classrooms, lecture halls and auditoriums, USD offers several attractive and versatile meeting venues that are available on a rental basis.

For internal requests, please visit EMS WebApp.

For external guests, please complete the External Guest Form.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

92,000 square foot structure with a large formal rotunda, 300-seat auditorium, multi-purpose rooms, a large executive conference room and eight state-of-the-art classrooms.

The building also houses courtyards, Garden of the Sky and Garden of the Sea, reflection pools and space for meditation with panoramic views of San Diego Bay.  For more detailed information, please see our Kroc Venue Fact Sheet.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Jeff Hugger
Director of Operations and Events
(619) 260-7808
krocvenue@sandiego.edu

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Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
700 700
 Banquet
280 250
Square Feet 13,000

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

A new 80,000 square-foot building with views of Tecolote Canyon and San Diego Bay. 

Impressive, large-scale entry foyer, classrooms, conference rooms, executive rooms, interior patio, auditorium, outdoor terraces and patios.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Melissa Mitcham
Operations Coordinator
(619) 260-2201
mrhevents@sandiego.edu

Soles Building

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
175 600
 Banquet
75 400
Square Feet 87,700

Hahn University Center

A 76,000 square-foot facility that houses the Forum, a large ballroom that can be divided into three smaller areas and indoor and outdoor spaces with spectacular views.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Flora Elman
Manager, Scheduling & Events
(619) 260-4592
scheduling@sandiego.edu

Hahn University Center

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
650 100
 Banquet
550 90
Square Feet 76,000

La Gran Terraza

A new 8,000 square-foot, highly configurable meeting space that includes: private space, an elegant grand dining room and an outdoor terrace that offers breathtaking views of San Diego Bay and Tecolote Canyon.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Esther Hinton
Manager
(619) 260-4600 ext. 2647
estherhinton@sandiego.edu

La Gran Terraza inside

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
n/a 150
 Banquet
70-110 100
Square Feet 8,000

Degheri Alumni Center

28,000 gross square footage encompasses an elegant three-story building featuring a boardroom, conference rooms and a living room complete with fireplace and couches. An interior courtyard offers expanded social space.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Ryan Lanza
Scheduling and Operations Coordinator
(619) 260-4534
rlanza@sandiego.edu

Alumni Center Patio

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
85 200
 Banquet
50 100
Square Feet 28,000

Jenny Craig Pavilion

5,100 seat arena usable for sports, concerts and unique events with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.

In addition to the arena, includes: a large entry parlor, conference/hospitality suite, locker rooms, sports medicine rooms, weight room and green rooms.

Outdoors is the large Eagan Plaza and fountain, ideal for receptions and evenings under the stars.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Branda Cook
Assistant Dir. of Athletics Facilities and Operations
(619) 260-7565
bcook@sandiego.edu

Jenny Craig Pavilion

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
 1,500 2,000
 Banquet
 1,000 900
Square Feet 94,900

Shiley Theatre

As part of the USD Renaissance Plan, Camino Courtyard is currently not reservable through August, 2021.

This 4,708 square foot structure seats 600 guests and has an outdoor courtyard space for large assemblies.

Shiley Theatre

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
600 175
 Banquet
n/a 75
Square Feet 4,700

Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology

This is a 150,000 gross square foot facility that over looks both Mission Bay and San Diego Harbor. The four-story center has a large atrium that features an impressive fiber optic art "sculpture".

To reserve a space, please contact:

Keith Macdonald
Building Administrator
(619) 260-4211
keithm@sandiego.edu

Shiley Science Center

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
200 100
 Banquet
75 n/a
Square Feet 146,600

Learning Commons

A new contemporary venue for instruction, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship, equipped with the latest technology, the building features The Town Square in the center, seating up to 140, “Circa 49” Grab-n-Go, an outdoor event plaza, collaboration/study spaces with wall mounted monitors, a computer lab, and classrooms, including one seating 80 with access to an outdoor patio. The goal for this venue is to stimulate collaboration and social interaction in an effort to maximize the educational experience.

Designed primarily for classroom and flexible interactive study space for the campus community, currently the venue is for USD use only.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Jeff Hugger
Building Manager
(619) 260-4276
lcvenue@sandiego.edu

LC - Town Square

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
140 100
Square Feet 15,000

 

 

 

Camino Courtyard

As part of the USD Renaissance Plan, Camino Courtyard is currently not reservable through August, 2021.

This large, picturesque, courtyard is framed by a rose garden and Spanish Renaissance architecture.

To reserve a space, please contact:

Flora Elman
Manager, Scheduling & Events
(619) 260-4592
scheduling@sandiego.edu

Camino Courtyard

Maximum Capacity Indoors Outdoors
 Reception
n/a 1,500
 Banquet
n/a 600
Square Feet 14,000

Outdoor Spaces

Morning and afternoon breaks, lunches, receptions, dinners and performances can be held in several outdoor venues throughout USD's picturesque campus. Your conference coordinator can assist you with booking these outdoor spaces. Applicable fees will be charged by the USD Facilities Department for event clean-ups.

Many of the university's outdoor spaces have expansive views of San Diego Bay and Tecolote Canyon. With a year-round temperate climate, San Diego is very accommodating for outdoor events.

Visit USD Campus Maps to see outdoor plaza and garden locations.

Available Spaces

  • Eagan Plaza, Jenny Craig Pavilion
  • Garden of the Sea, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Garden of the Sky, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Event Plaza, Learning Commons
  • Parkman Plaza, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • West Plaza, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • Colachis Plaza, Hughes Administration Center
  • Plaza de San Diego, Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall
  • The Terrace of La Gran Terraza, Hahn University Center
  • Cardinal Van Thuận Plaza, Hahn University Center
  • Mother Teresa Plaza, Student Life Pavilion
  • Sports fields, various