Toreros Together

#TorerosTogether

The University of San Diego community has come together to confront the urgent challenges we all must face in these unsettling and uncertain times. 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 dcim@sandiego.edu.

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Photo of USD law graduate with President Harris during Commencement

Celebrating Our Graduates

As we near the end of the academic year, we want to take this time to celebrate all of our students who are graduating this year. We are so proud of a…

Image of HBN team working on their computers at a table behind SOLES

An Entrepreneurial Passion

An entrepreneurial passion and a dedication to community is what drives the How Bout Now (HBN) team. With a desire to empower communities through…

Farrah Karapetian, MFA, an assistant professor of visual arts at the University of San Diego

Live Olé! Reimagining Art

Art never stops, even in the midst of a global pandemic. For Farrah Karapetian, MFA, an assistant professor of visual arts at the University of San Di…

Flyer that says virtual research week and a cartoon of a desk with people on Zoom

A Celebration of Research

A hallmark event for the University of San Diego community, Research Week is an annual tradition that brings together campus community members in reco…

Participants Competing in the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge

Three Stories of Innovation

The innovative and changemaking spirit of University of San Diego students shone brightly during the Ashoka Exchange on Thursday, March 18.…

USD Football helmet on the field

USD Athletics Roundup

Catch up on some of the athletics news from this week. For more USD Athletics updates, please visit usdtoreros.com.…

Andrea Garcia with Women PeaceMakers Fellow Mossarat Qadeem

Facing the Noise and Shaping Positive Peace

During my second year of studying at the University of San Diego’s Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, I met Mossarat Qadeem, a Women PeaceMak…

Del Dickson, PhD, JD, professor of political science and international relations

A Commitment to Learning

Animated and passionate about teaching, Del Dickson, PhD, JD, is a campus legend. A professor of political science and international relations at the …

Wear it for Me text and a black and white photo of Mickey Gonzalez

Wear it for Mickey

Whether you’re a fan of marinara, alfredo, or pesto sauce, there’s no denying Mickey's celebrity status on the University of San Diego cam…

Torero Entrepreneurship Challenge (TECh) icon with person at machining equipment

It Starts with an Idea

The University of San Diego's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering is creating an entrepreneurial mindset that is pervasive in its students, faculty, i…

USD Men's Tennis player

USD Athletics Roundup

Catch up on some of the athletics news from this week. For more USD Athletics updates, please visit usdtoreros.com.…

Yerandi Merlo

Wear it for Yerandi

Hospitality services take on an even deeper meaning when applied to Yerandi Merlo, who uses her daily interactions with the University of San Diego fa…

Image of John "JC" Cunningham with a mask on

Wear it for Coach Cunningham

A University of San Diego institution, John “JC” Cunningham has spent 59 years serving the campus in numerous capacities, including his cu…

USD logo on blue background

In Solidarity

Dear USD Campus Community: As an engaged, contemporary Catholic university, our mission, vision and values call on us to recognize and protect human …

Photo of Ariel O'Donnell

Wear it for Ariel

With a friendly smile and a generous spirit, Student Health Center Nursing Coordinator Ariel O’Donnell helps keep University of San Diego studen…

Image of Officer Maples with text saying "Wear it for Me"

Wear it for Officer Maples

With a booming laugh and a warm personality, Public Safety Community Liaison Officer Milton Maples is a University of San Diego fixture, seen daily on…

Photo of Mackenzie Sherrod, first-year student at USD

A Storyteller at Heart

An avid storyteller, it isn’t unusual to see Mackenzie Sherrod on campus with her textbooks in one hand and a camera in the other. A first-year …

Image is of Jacob (Jake) Schwartz '02

A Torero's Passion for Giving Back

As is the case with most entrepreneurs, Jacob (Jake) Schwartz ‘02 has a passion for just about everything that he involves himself with. Whether…

Graphic with overlay text that reads BLM@USD: Black History Month at USD

Black History Month: February Events at USD

February is Black History Month, and now, more than ever, it’s important for people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to recognize and celebrat…

Vaccine

MEPN Students Vaccinate Local Patients

Last week, USD Hahn School of Nursing Master's Entry in Nursing Program students distributed the COVID-19 vaccine to members of the community.…

Graphic with overlay text that reads BLM@USD: Black History Month at USD

Black History Month: February Events at USD

February is Black History Month, and now, more than ever, it’s important for people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to recognize and celebrat…

University of San Diego, Southeast San Diego Tutoring Program, Compass

Earn Units Tutoring Kids Remotely

If you currently have less than 18 units in your schedule, you can earn more units by registering to tutor local elementary and middle school kids rem…

Dr. Spencer, Dr. Cameron, Dr. Quesada, Dr. Hubbard

SOLES Takes Action on Anti-Racism

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USD men's basketball player Joey Calcaterra and his teammates are focused on having a better 2020-21 season.

Men's Basketball: Tuning Out the Noise

Spend enough time in the Jenny Craig Pavilion when it's empty — before a practice, or perhaps late at night after a game — and you'll noti…