Weeks of Welcome 2020

While this semester may not start like it has in previous years, we can still enjoy and have lots of fun virtually! We have planned plenty of fun events that where you can learn more about USD life, meet new people, have the opportunity to enter in our many giveaways, and more! Explore our website to learn about the different events that are happening and how you can participate in them.

We are hard at work solidifying details for all of the Weeks of Welcome events. Be sure to keep coming back to check for the latest updates!

Weeks of Welcome Event Calendar

  • Welcome Back!
  • Chase After Change
  • Fun in the Sun
  • Find Your Home
  • Reach for the Stars *Pre-Registration Required*
  • Alcalá Bazaar
  • Taste of TPB *Pre-Registration Required*
Calendar for Weeks of Welcome 2020 To see the flyer in a larger format, click on the image!


Wednesday 8/26 - LGBTQ+ & Allies Fall Kickoff

7:00pm PDT, Hosted by LGBTQ+ & Allies Commons, Diverse Sexuality & Gender Alliance, and LGBTQIA+ GSA

Zoom, Pre-Registration Required: tiny.cc/lgbtqfallkickoff

Join the us for a fall kick-off! Find your community on campus and enjoy queer trivia, meet other students and staff, and hear student organization updates.


Friday 8/28 - Commuter Connections

6:00pm PDT, Hosted by Community & Leadership Development

Zoom, www.sandiego.edu/commuter

Join the USD commuter community to meet new and returning students who live in San Diego! Check your USD email for a message from your Commuter Assistants on how to register.


Monday 8/31 - APIDA Welcome

4:00-5:00pm PDT, Hosted by the United Front Multicultural Commons

Registration Link

Join in with the USD Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi-American community to make connections and celebrate your culture! 


Tuesday 9/1 - Latinx Welcome

1:00-2:00pm PDT, Hosted by the United Front Multicultural Commons

Registration Link

Meet other Latino/a/x students, faculty & staff, enjoy fun activities, connect with student orgs, and play to win giveaways!


Tuesday 9/1 - Out-of-State Student Welcome

3:00-3:30pm PDT, Hosted by Out-of-State Student Council

Zoom Link

Meet other students from out of state and get connected with a nation-wide community of Toreros!


On-Going - International Student Virtual Meet & Greet

Sign up here.

The Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) offers international students a warm virtual welcome to USD! RSVP is required to join a virtual Meet & Greet session. Please complete this form to RSVP to one of our virtual Meet & Greet sessions. OISS looks forward to getting to know you– regardless of where in the world you will be starting your journey at USD!*

*Note: Please complete the Self-Paced Online Orientation in iTorero prior to attending a session!


September 19 - Native Alumni & Student Connection

5:30-6:30pm PDT, Hosted by the Center for Inclusion & Diversity and the Native American Alumni Affinity Group

Registration Link

Calling all Native alumni and students! Please join us for the first ever Native alumni and student connection. Take a break and log in as Native alumni and students stay connected through social distancing. This virtual event will be a great opportunity to connect or reconnect with fellow Native alumni, hear updates from the Native Alumni Network, and meet USD students who are looking forward to meeting you! The connection will be hosted by Native Alumni Network Chair, Elijah Bonde ‘05, ‘15 MA and the Alumni Association.


Past Campus Partner Events

Monday 8/17 - Welcome Black Weeks: Family Reunion

5:00pm PDT, Hosted by Black Student Resource Commons

Zoom link listed on Instagram @usdbsrc 

Welcome Back to USD! We want to kick off the year with a Family Reunion! So join us as we reunite and get to meet the new folks!*

*Students only


Tuesday 8/18 - Welcome Black Weeks: Quaran-Tea

5:00pm PDT, Hosted by Black Student Resource Commons

Head over to our IG @usdbsrc as new hosts Simone Davis and Kaia Morrison bring you Quaran-Tea show LIVE!!


Thursday 8/20 - Mass of the Holy Spirit

12:15-1:30pm PDT, Hosted by University Ministry

Direct Livestream Link

In keeping with a long tradition dating from the founding of the great European universities in the Middle Ages, USD celebrates the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the start of each academic year. During the liturgy we ask for the inspiration, guidance, and presence of God's Spirit on all of our campus activities. This festive event gathers the entire University community together to rededicate ourselves to USD's mission, to renew friendships, and to welcome new members.


Thursday 8/20 - First Gen Welcome

5:00-6:30pm PDT, Hosted by USD First Gen Alliance

 Register for Zoom Link

Join other First Generation students to get to know each other and create a community of scholars at USD!


Thursday 8/20 - A Path Forward (ft. Ibram X. Kendi & Robin DiAngelo)

7:00-8:15pm PDT, Hosted by National Conflict Resolution Center

FREE, Registration Required

Where do we go from here? How do we get there? What can I do? Join the conversation with leading scholars and #1 Best Sellers, Robin DiAngelo (White Fragility) and Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be An Anti-Racist), facilitated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Wesley Lowery, as we address the question: “How do we talk about race in a way that unites and strengthens us as a community?” This event is hosted by the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC), which was established in 1983 by the University of San Diego Law School and the San Diego County Bar Association.


Friday 8/21 - Welcome Black Weeks: Game Night

5pm PDT, Hosted by Black Student Resource Commons

Zoom link listed on Instagram @usdbsrc 

Its the end of the first week of classes, join in as we host a Friday Game Night full of fun and Black trivia!!*

*Students only


Saturday 8/22 - Torero Gaming Community Stream: Minecraft

Starts at 6pm PDT, Hosted by Torero Gaming


Join our Torero Gaming student organization for community building through streaming games and activities!