Toreros Together


The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community, our country and our world is unsettling, and unprecedented. In these tumultuous times, the University of San Diego community has come together in innovative and inspiring ways to confront this most urgent of challenges. This page is dedicated to sharing the stories of compassion, courage, insight and resilience that define the Torero spirit.

Have a story to share? We’d love to hear from you! On social, tag your content #TorerosTogether, or send us an email at

Open House

The Value of Saying Farewell

Saying goodbye is important — and often difficult — even under normal circumstances. So, with the campus closure this spring coupled with …

USD Business School Grad Tribute

The University of San Diego School of Business found a creative way to celebrate graduating students.…

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"I Believed That I Would See Her Again"

Karen Teel has been a member of the department of theology and religious studies at the University of San Diego since 2007. Her research and teaching …

Founders Chapel Choir Performs "Amazing Grace"

Coming Together in Song

All of us take comfort in our communities. For a group of University of San Diego students and alumni, that community is the Founders Chapel Choir.…

Congratulations Carly Deale

Congratulations, Carly Deale

Carly has accepted the job offer from her alma mater of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA. She will be teaching mathematics and assistant…

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USD Alumna Looks Ahead to Medical School

"Oh the places you will go!" While Dr. Seuss may have imagined a whole book of fantastical imaginary places, one recent USD alumna of the College…

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We Are #TorerosTogether

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our university, our country and our world is unsettling, and unprecedented. In these tumultuous times, we've se…

Sarah Jorgensen

USD English Major Publishes Essay on CNN

University of San Diego English major, Sarah Jorgensen, 2013, is a field producer at CNN, and yesterday they published her personal essay "Coronavirus…

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Catholic Resources for a Troubled Time

How are we weathering the pandemic and our sheltering-in-place? For many of us the pandemic has raised feelings of fear, anxiety, sorrow and loss. For…

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Men's Basketball: Five with Marion Humphrey

With the new norm being more and more established each day, University of San Diego men’s basketball redshirt freshman Marion Humphrey checks in…

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New Online Weekly Series: USD Conversations

Join the University of San Diego weekly for "USD Conversations" where faculty, alumni and friends share their insights around current events and timel…

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The Sound of Hope

Amidst the COVID-19 campus shutdown, a lone staff member of USD’s Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering skeleton crew unlocks the door to the Bela…