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A major benefit of a USD education is exploring the wealth of opportunities and resources available that will help you connect with your classmates, your campus and your community. Whether you choose to develop and heighten your self-awareness through group trainings and retreats, focus your energies on finding that perfect career after college or expand your horizons by living and learning in one of our study abroad programs, at USD it’s all about options, and you’ll have plenty to explore while you’re here.

Career Opportunities

At USD, we want to help you prepare for the future. You can stop by any of our various fairs for both undergraduate and graduate job placement and internship opportunities. Be sure to take advantage of USD’s vast Alumni network at one of the many networking events.

Center for Health and Wellness Promotions

The Center for Health and Wellness Promotions (CHWP) is a great resource to discover wellness tips and to find out about healthy lifestyles and choices. CHWP provides individual clinical consultations, assessment, education, and develops and implement programs and activities that educate and promote a healthy USD student community.


Here at USD, we know how important it is to start your college career right. That’s why the FRESH@USD program offers over 25 sessions designed to assist new students with their transition to college.

Outdoor Adventures

If you want to learn more about yourself, stop by Outdoor Adventures (OA). They offer leadership programs like REACH teambuilding as well as guide trainings that prepare you to take USD community members on customized trips, and adventure trips. OA also offers a program for you to "Discover San Diego" in partnership with Residential Life.


For Toreros looking to develop their spiritual connections, the University Ministry team can help you clarify your values, and find your vocation. In addition to a vibrant Roman Catholic sacramental life, University Ministry offers immersion trips, local service opportunities, retreats, small faith-sharing communities, pastoral counseling and companionship, scripture study and all-faith services.

Student Information and Involvement Desk

Stop by the Student Information and Involvement Desk (SIID) to explore the many involvement opportunities open to you

Student Organizations and Fraternity/Sorority Life

Getting involved with a student group or fraternity/sorority is a great way to explore and develop your identity and make lasting connections and memories. For a full list of all USD sponsored student organizations, visit Torero Orgs.

United Front Multicultural Center

The United Front Multicultural Center (UFMC) invites everyone to experience diverse cultures, explore identities, engage in dialogue and empower each other to create a vibrant and inclusive community. The UFMC has many leadership opportunities, retreats, resources and multicultural student organizations for those interested in getting involved.

Women’s Center

The Women’s Center is a great resource to explore issues of privilege and equality as it relates to gender issues. They offer service opportunities, retreats and discussion groups to enhance your understanding of the world surrounding gender and women’s issues.

"People say you find yourself in college, but the University of San Diego believes that it is not so much about finding yourself, but more about exploring who you are and who you want to become. It is a never-ending process, so never stop exploring." Zach Riesche


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