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#WhatsTrendingUSD

What do you get when you mix Buzzfeed, celeb tweets, and Fox5 San Diego TV News? 

#WhatsTrendingUSD is a dialogue series that brings students, faculty, and staff together to discuss hot topic current events, sociopolitical issues, and pop culture that are trending in the news and social media.  Example discussions range from the effects of FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil to the impact of the "D" requirement at USD.  We will use social media to poll and engage the USD community through #WhatsTrendingUSD. 

Don't miss out USD!  Rock your soapbox (and fill your lunchbox as food will be provided) on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 12:30-1:30pm at SLP 418.Diversity Banquet 2015

Diversity Banquet

This year-end celebration honors the accomplishments of graduating seniors and graduate students, recognizing their outstanding achievements and contributions to USD and the UFMC. Selected graduates will also be honored with C.L.A.S.S. Awards for their contributions to the development of leadership, academics, social justice, and service on campus. Family members of graduates are encouraged to join us for this special event. The Diversity Banquet will be on May 4, 2015 at 5:30-8:00pm in the UC Forums A and B.    

RSVP to the 2016 Diversity Banquet

Students: You're encouraged to nominate your fellow classmates!

2016 C.L.A.S.S. Awards Nomination Form

First-Generation Student & Parent Lunch

Held during OLE! Weekend and Transfer Fall Orientation, students and families are invited to attend a free resource session and lunch to hear from current students, parents of first-generation students, faculty, and staff. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn about resources that will support the incoming students and their families as they begin their journey at USD.

Please register and your family for the event.

Please see flier with additional information. 

T.H.I.N.K. Week

Held at the beginning of fall semester, this week-long program raises awareness of the impact of hate crimes and bias motivated incidents in our community. During this time, we present speakers, films, discussions, exhibits, information tables, and much more.

Please see description for T.H.I.N.K. Week and view flier as a reference with list of events from last September 2014 event.

Multicultural Night

This annual event brings different traditions, cultures, and talents that make up the USD community. Everyone is invited to enjoy delicious cultural cuisine and enjoy talented performances from various multicultural student organizations. Previous performances include singing and spoken word as well as traditional and contemporary dances from the Philippines, Mexico, Hawai'i, Spain, and India. "It is through the arts, the sharing of our traditions without any stigmas or stereotypes, that the beauty of unique heritages and cultural distinctness can be most easily transmitted and appreciated."

San Diego Spring Break Social Justice Experience

The San Diego Spring Break Social Justice Experience is open to all students who are interested in learning about as well as those who are looking for opportunities to further their understanding of social justice. As a group, we will engage in dialogue to explore issues of the social justice umbrella within the San Diego community to understand how dynamics of privilege and oppression show up in our lives and on campus. This program is co-sponsored with Residential Life, the Black Student Resource Center, and Associated Students.

Participants must be available for all activities as the group will travel throughout the San Diego community from the morning of Sunday, March 20, 2016 through the afternoon of Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Meals and transportation are included. Spring break housing fee will be waived for entire week for resident students. Check pictures from last year's experience on instagram with #SDSJE15.

Complete and submit registration form by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.

NCORENCORE 2015

The Annual National Conference On Race and Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) focuses on the complex task of creating and sustaining comprehensive institutional change designed to improve racial and ethnic relations on campus and to expand opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. This year's conference is being held in Washington D.C. on May 26 - 30, 2015. Apply online. For more information about the conference visit the NCORE website.

Outreach

The UFMC works with university departments, students, community organizations and local schools to connect youth to the University of San Diego and build relationships. Our efforts seek to enhance the recruitment of underrepresented groups and create a more diverse and inclusive community.

Safe Space Allies

The Safe Space Allies Network enhances the ability of students, staff, administrators and faculty to demonstrate proactively and personally the University's core values of community, inclusion, and respect for all - regardless of sexual orientation or other identity. Grounded in Catholic Social Thought, the University's mission affirms that all human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. View more information.

UFMC Formal

It's going to be a Novel Affair! Join us for an evening where all of your favorite literary characters come to life and sweep the dance floor.


The UFMC Formal is an annual spring dance for all USD students in which we come together to enjoy good company, great food, and dance the night away at the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

Directions to the Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter:
The Westin Gaslamp Quarter is located as 910 Broadway Circle, San Diego, CA 92101. Please use the driving and public transit tabs on Google Maps to explore travel options. 

Parking Information:
At the hotel, no host valet parking is available at $15 per car. Metered street parking (rates at $1.25 per hour) is enforced from 10:00am to 8:00pm Monday - Saturday. Please utilize the Gaslamp Quarter Parking Map to view surface lots and parking structures. 
Gaslamp Quarter Parking Map