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USD Apps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 USDOne Account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 MySanDiego Portal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Housing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 What to Bring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Campus Mail. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Meal Plans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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ORIENTATION Career Readiness Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Transfer Fall Orientation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Parent and Family Orientation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

TRANSFER EXPERIENCE Transfer Learning Community . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Residential Student Experience. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Commuter Student Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

WELLNESS, SAFETY AND POLICIES Health Insurance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wellness Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mandatory New Student Wellness Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . CARE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuberculosis Screening and Immunizations. . . . . . . . . . . . Safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Family Education Rights and Privacy Act. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities. . . . . . . . . . .

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CAMPUS SERVICES Dining Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Torero ID Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Card Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Torero Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . One Stop Student Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finances and Billing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campus Recreation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Career Development Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Military and Veterans Program. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Student Support Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First-Generation Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Black Student Resource Commons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LGBTQ+ and Allies Commons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . United Front Multicultural Commons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Women’s Commons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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MySanDiego Portal

USD Apps

MySanDiego portal is where you will find important tools and information you will need — not only to prepare for your start at USD but throughout your time here.

Get started by downloading apps to help you stay connected at USD. MySDMobile App The MySDMobile application suite can be used to view a GPS-enabled interactive map of the USD campus, including where your classes are located, to call or email faculty and staff members, get information on scheduled courses and browse through the university’s library catalogs. You can even pay and check in with your virtual Torero ID Card on the MySDMobile app. USD Insight App Life at USD is unique. Synchronize your academic and personal to-dos with Insight, the app designed just for USD. The app has a built-in class schedule, to-do list, timetracker and more. u To download or to check out other USD apps: • Go to

Hopefully, you checked your portal while waiting for your admissions decision and have checked your financial aid award there, too. It is not only where you paid your commitment deposit to USD but is also where you will go to register for classes, pay your bill, check your grades and conduct much of your academic and financial business. Throughout your years at USD, you will see different tabs and have access to different information, so it is a good idea to get in the habit of checking the portal regularly. Your MySanDiego portal is also where you will find your New Student Checklist to help you keep track of tasks and deadlines. u To learn how to navigate the portal: • Go to • Click on Video Tutorials to watch the following: –– “Getting to Know the MySanDiego Portal” –– “Navigating Financial Aid and the MySanDiego Portal”

USDOne Account Claiming your USDOne account is the first essential step in transitioning to USD. The USDOne Self-Service Account Management System will give you one centralized username and password for more than 50 USD systems, including Blackboard (used for many of your classes), the MySanDiego portal (where you will conduct much of your academic and financial business while a student), email, Wi-Fi access and Sally Library System. u To claim your USDOne account: • Go to Do NOT log in to the portal. • Click the Register/Claim Your USDOne account option under the Log In button. Once you have successfully claimed your USDOne account, please allow 15 minutes for your account to update before attempting to log in to the MySanDiego portal using your new username and password.



Transfer Learning Community: You are assigned a course, taken together with other transfer students, under a common theme.


Torero Program Board: An organization charged with coordinating student programs and events held on campus.

Mother Rosalie Hill Reading Room: Located on the main floor of Copley Library, this is a silent study room open to students and the campus community during library hours.



Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice: This building is home to several academic programs, and houses classrooms and meeting spaces.


Second-Year Experience Abroad: A special opportunity for students to study abroad. Students apply during their first year and travel together with their cohort during Intersession of their sophomore year.


Transfer Scholastic Assistant: A TSA is a successful student who transferred into USD and serves as a point of connection for new transfer students. They are assigned a particular TLC course.

Student Life Pavilion: A focal point of student life and dining on campus. Pavilion Dining, Tu Mercado and several student organization offices can be found here.


Camino, Founders, Maher and Aromas Café: Collectively, these residence buildings, amenities and offices located on the west side of campus are known as the Mesa.


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United Front Multicultural Commons: This center engages the USD community in exploring and affirming the unique identity of each person and serves as an educational resource for students, faculty and staff. It’s located in the SLP.


Tu Mercado: A full-service grocery store, deli and coffee bar located on the second floor of the Student Life Pavilion.


Student Leadership, Involvement and Changemaking: This office oversees all student clubs and organizations and is located in the SLP.

Jenny Craig Pavilion: Home to several USD athletic teams, including men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball. It is also used for large special events, new student convocation and commencement.


Public Safety: The Department of Public Safety is located on the south side of the Hughes Administration Center and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help with emergency situations.

Valley A and B, San Buenaventura, SAPs, Valley Field, Mata’yuum Crossroads and Bradford Lee Bosley Café and Fitness Center: Collectively, these residence buildings, amenities and offices located on the east side of campus are known as the Valley.



University Ministry: This department offers a variety of experiences from weekly Mass in Founders Chapel to immersion opportunities in the San Diego and Tijuana communities.


Hahn University Center: This building houses the USD Torero Store, La Gran Terraza restaurant, O’Toole’s Lounge, Frank’s Lounge, various department offices, conference rooms and lounge areas.

ORIENTATION Career Readiness Programs The Passport, Compass and Connect Career Readiness Programs are designed to support students as they navigate the transition to their postgraduate lives. Through these programs, students will learn to recognize the connections between their interests and academic choices, emphasizing the value of their liberal arts education. Students will select workshops, events, programs and/or experiential education that will best help them explore career opportunities, gain valuable skills and build professional networks. An orientation email from your specific program will be sent out a week after you declare a major. Passport The Passport Program is a graduation requirement for all students who declare majors in the School of Business. Compass The Compass Program is a graduation requirement for all students who declare majors in the College of Arts and Sciences from the 2018-19 catalog or later. Connect The Connect Program is a graduation requirement for all students who declare majors in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering from the 2019-20 catalog or later. u To learn more about the programs: • Go to • Click on the Your Career Readiness Programs tab.

Transfer Fall Orientation All new transfer students are required to attend Transfer Fall Orientation. Be sure to confirm your attendance in your MySanDiego portal (in the Admissions tab, Announcements subtab) starting in July, and let us know about any accommodations you may require in advance.

Saturday, Aug. 31, Move-In Day for Residential Students Expect to receive an email from Residential Life with Move-In Day instructions and details on your assigned move-in time. Commuter students will arrive for Transfer Fall Orientation on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Sunday, Sept. 1 to Monday, Sept. 2, Orientation All transfer students are required to attend Transfer Fall Orientation on these days.

Tuesday, Sept. 3, Special Sessions Day On this day there will be several special sessions. Please visit the website for details. u To learn more about Transfer Fall Orientation: • Go to transfers/fall-orientation.php. If you are an international transfer, you are also required to attend a separate International Orientation prior to Transfer Fall Orientation. Please visit the website for details. u To learn more about International Orientation: • Go to newly-admitted.php.

Parent and Family Orientation Parents, family members and supporters are all invited to attend Parent and Family Orientation on Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1. u To register for Parent and Family Orientation: • Go to

TRANSFER EXPERIENCE Transfer Learning Community All transfer students will participate in a Transfer Learning Community (TLC) in their first semester at USD. Your Transfer Learning Community will help you learn to integrate knowledge across your curriculum, building the skills and the relationships that will help you succeed. Being in a TLC will help expand your intellectual curiosity beyond the classroom and establish an immediate sense of community with your faculty and fellow transfer students. While in a TLC, you will take a course from an esteemed member of the faculty, learning to make connections between the classroom and your life experiences. Built around the theme Engage, your TLC will ensure you have peak academic and social experiences while at USD.


TLC Courses Your TLC course is linked to your Transfer Learning Community theme and is limited to about 20 transfer students. This course size is about half the size of a regular upper-division course. In your TLC course, you will learn to recognize broad connections between disciplines and learn to articulate the benefits of using multiple perspectives to identify solutions to today’s urgent challenges. This course will fulfill your First-Year Integration requirement for the CORE curriculum.

TLC Theme Engage As a new member of the USD community and the Engage TLC, you will work toward solidarity, connecting with members of the USD community and beyond to facilitate discourse and encourage equitable participation in civic life.

People to Know During Your Semester TLC Faculty A TLC faculty advisor is the professor teaching your TLC course. Transfer Scholastic Assistants Transfer scholastic assistants (TSAs) are successful students who transferred into USD and serve as a resource and point of connection for new transfer students. They are assigned to, and are responsible for, a particular TLC course. Resident Assistants Resident assistants (RAs) are continuing students who live in your residence hall, facilitate your transition to USD and serve as a resource for your first year. Commuter Assistants Commuter assistants (CAs) are continuing students who commute to campus from various parts of San Diego County. In addition to being a resource for other commuter students, they work as student staff in the Commuter Commons, where they are available for questions, referrals and provide social programs.


Community Director Community directors (CDs) are full-time staff who live and work in each of the residential communities. Your CD supervises the RAs to create events. CDs are also excellent resources for assisting with any challenges you may be facing from academic concerns to learning to live with a new roommate. Resident Ministers There is one resident minister (RM) for each residence hall. RMs make connections between Residential Life and University Ministry. Resident ministers are your allies and confidants, available to answer questions about everything from faith and spirituality to stress, relationships and decision-making. University Ministry Resident Assistant Each RA staff has one University Ministry RA (UMRA). This RA works with the resident minister to host weekly faith sharing groups and serves as a resource for students who want to learn more about mission and ministry at USD.

Residential Student Experience Living on campus is a great way to build community in your halls and have easy access to all USD has to offer. The following are the upper-class areas open to transfer students:

Alcalá Vista Apartments The Alcalá Vista Apartments are part of the Second-Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP) and offers housing to second-year students. The Vista complex includes Borrego, Cuyamaca, Laguna and Palomar halls and is comprised of 192 apartment units. The majority of these units have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a living room. Each of these two-bedroom/two-bathroom units accommodates four residents in fully furnished apartments. All buildings are three stories, clustered around courtyards and feature Spanish Renaissance architecture. The Alcalá Vista’s Gathering Space, Multipurpose Room, Quiet Study, conference room and reception desk are located on the first floor of Palomar Hall for all students to enjoy second-year-specific events, coffee service and the ability to congregate in small groups to study. Laundry facilities are also onsite and are available for residents to use during designated hours.

Manchester Village Manchester Village is a two-building complex housing second-year, junior and senior students. Manchester Village features apartment units comprised of four single bedrooms or two double bedrooms within a continuous occupancy area (including Christmas break, Intersession and spring break). The continuous occupancy feature is at no additional cost for those with a full academic year agreement. All apartment units include fully furnished living and dining areas and a kitchen. Manchester Village includes community rooms, conference rooms, study rooms, a fitness room, two levels of abundant underground parking and convenient USD tram service to the main campus. Laundry facilities are also onsite and are available for residents to use during designated hours.

Valley Apartments: San Buenaventura San Buenaventura, or San Buen, is part of the SecondYear Torero Experiential Program (STEP) and houses second-year students. San Buen houses 72 apartments comprised of four single bedrooms or two double bedrooms. All apartment units include fully furnished living and dining areas and kitchens. Laundry facilities are also onsite and are available for residents to use during designated hours. San Buen also offers comfortable study spaces, a classroom with smartboard technology, a reflection room complete with a baby grand piano and a nearby, outdoor living room complete with a gas-lit fire pit. San Buen is adjacent to the Bosley Café and Fitness Center.

University Terrace Apartments

Commuter Student Experience Commuter Commons The newly redesigned Commuter Commons, which is located in the Hahn University Center, Room 119, serves as an on-campus home for entering first-year and transfer commuter students. This welcoming space is where students can study, get together with other students or just relax between classes, and provides commuter students with resources they may need while they are on campus. Commuter assistants are specially trained staff who serve as a general resource for students. They spend hours in the space, plan programs and meet with students throughout the year. The following are some resources available in the Commuter Commons: • Computer stations and a printer • Kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and toaster oven • Long-term and day-use lockers (accessible during hours of operation) • Study tables • Comfy chairs and couches • Television and DVD player • Wii gaming system • Monthly breakfast and study breaks • Corkboards with transfer-specific information and events u For more resources or to get involved: • Go to or • Call (619) 260-4478.

The University Terrace Apartments (UTAs) offer a mature living environment for second-year, junior, and senior students. The 38 apartments have two bedrooms and either one or two baths for three or four residents, respectively. The UTAs are a continuous occupancy area (including Christmas break, Intersession, and spring break). The continuous occupancy feature is at no additional cost for those with a full academic year agreement. All units are fully furnished, offering living and dining areas and a kitchen. The complex also has two laundry rooms with laundry pay-card stations, a fitness room and two study rooms. Second-year students living in the UTAs have easy access to all Second-Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP) events and activities. (619) 260-4777



Mandatory New Student Wellness Courses

Health Insurance

As part of the University of San Diego’s commitment to the well-being of our students and the larger USD community, and to remain in compliance with federally mandated requirements including the Federal Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, you are required to complete an online prevention-based education course series which includes AlcoholEdu for College and Sexual Assault Prevention for Undergraduates.

Submit an online form to actively enroll in or waive the USD Student Health Insurance Plan by Sept. 13, 2019. Failure to submit a decision form will result in you being enrolled in the annual student health plan and responsible for paying the annual premium charged to your student account. All full-time USD students are required to carry health insurance. When you are admitted and/or register for classes, your student account will be charged for the USD Student Health Insurance Plan. To remove this charge, you can waive coverage if you already have other insurance. If you do not have coverage, you need to either enroll in USD’s plan or in another plan, and then continue with the waiver process. A new decision form needs to be submitted at the beginning of every academic year. u For information about the USD Student Health Insurance requirement, or for instructions on how to enroll or waive: • Go to

Wellness Services Make early contact with Wellness Services. If you have an ongoing psychological or health condition and need ongoing access to prescription medication, or you have a documented disability requesting accommodation, please contact the appropriate wellness unit prior to arriving on campus. Take time to visit our website to become familiar with the many services we have in place to help you stay healthy and address any health concerns. u For information on programs, services and support: • Go to


u Please note the following important course dates: • Course access begins Aug. 5, 2019. • Part 1 for each course must be completed by Aug. 28, 2019. • Part 2 for each course, a 45-day follow-up, must be completed by Oct. 12, 2019. u For instructions and more information about these course requirements: • Go to A $250 noncompliance fee will be assessed to students who do not fully comply with the course requirements by the given deadline.

CARE Campus Assault Resources and Education (CARE) is the University of San Diego’s primary effort to provide support, resources and education to the student community pertaining to sexual assault and relationship violence. u For information regarding sexual violence education: • Go to

Tuberculosis Screening and Immunizations Complete required immunizations and submit verification forms prior to your arrival for orientation. As part of the university’s commitment to protecting the health and well-being of all our students, there are matriculation requirements for tuberculosis (TB) screening and certain immunizations.

Requirements for Undergraduates/Graduates • TB screening • MMR (two doses) or positive titer

Additional Requirement for Undergraduates • Varicella (chickenpox) (two doses) or history of chickenpox or positive titer

Other Recommended Vaccinations Not required for matriculation. • • • • •

Tdap booster (after age 11) Hepatitis B (three doses) Hepatitis A (two doses) HPV (three doses) Meningococcal (dose after age 16)

Meningococcal Vaccines California law requires that we provide all incoming students information about meningococcal disease and vaccination. Meningococcal disease is very rare, but can cause serious, life-threatening illness. It sometimes occurs in small outbreaks, generally among groups in close settings such as a college dormitory. Students who will live on campus should seriously consider the advantages of vaccination. u For more information about meningococcal vaccines: • Go to Meningococcal%20add%20on.pdf. • Discuss with your health care provider.

TB Screening Questionnaire and Submitting Immunization Records u To access the TB screening questionnaire and submit the immunization form: • Go to and log in to your mywellness portal. • Choose Profile on the left side of the navigation bar (first-time users will have to acknowledge their 20192020 USD Wellness Area Consent to Receive Services under Forms). • Input your mobile phone and mobile phone carrier to ensure you’re set up to receive secure messages from our staff regarding your immunization status. • Choose Forms, click on Tuberculosis Screening and answer the questions. • Click on Immunization History. Here you will enter the dates of your immunizations and then upload your records so the dates can be verified. Please ensure your records are uploaded upright. Note: Newly admitted students may experience difficulty logging in to their mywellness portal and will need to wait until their registration information is reflected in Banner. This can take one to two days after depositing.

Verification The Student Health Center will review your submitted documentations for verification. You will be notified via secure message if any additional documentation is needed. Please allow 24-48 hours for review after submission. For questions or concerns regarding your submission, please send a secure message to the Immunization Coordinator through your mywellness portal.

Immunization Clinic at the Student Health Center Immunization Clinic hours vary during the academic year. The TB skin test must be read within 48-72 hours; therefore they are not administered on Thursdays or on Fridays before a Monday holiday. u To schedule your immunizations at the Student Health Center: • Go to and log in to your mywellness portal. • Go to for clinic hours and fees.



Safety Escort Service

Your safety is our top priority. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) supports the mission and goals of the University of San Diego by providing a full range of community-oriented crime prevention and crime-control services to contribute to the safety and security of the campus community. Public safety officers are responsible for a wide range of activities, including developing crime prevention programs, taking crime and accident reports, conducting investigations, responding to medical and fire emergencies, providing parking and traffic control, and enforcing certain local and state laws, as well as rules developed by the university to address campus-related concerns. The Department of Public Safety is located in the Hughes Administration Center, Room 150.

DPS provides safety escorts on campus 24 hours a day for campus community members. Simply call DPS and an officer will respond to your location and escort you to your desired on-campus location.

Reporting Everyone at USD has a role in providing a safe environment in support of the academic excellence for which we strive. The university thoroughly evaluates the security needs of the community and continues to consider these needs on an ongoing basis. Together, we must take personal responsibility for our own safety, as well as the safety of those around us. USD community members are strongly encouraged to report all crimes, suspicious activity and safety-related incidents to the Department of Public Safety. Working together, we will continue to keep USD a safe campus for all. This is not a job that we can do alone. Your help is essential. u To report an emergency: • Any emergency should be reported directly to the Department of Public Safety. • Call (619) 260-2222 (ext. 2222 from any on-campus phone) 24 hours a day. u To report an incident (nonemergency): • Call (619) 260-7777 (ext. 7777 from any on-campus phone).


u To request a safety escort: • Call (619) 260-7777 (ext. 7777 from any on-campus phone) or • Use any blue emergency phone on campus.

Emergency Mass Notification In the event of an emergency, DPS will employ either or both of our all-campus alert systems. The mass notification system will send a combination of texts, emails and voicemails concurrently to every community member (student, faculty and staff). Additionally, our outdoor notification system allows DPS to broadcast campus alerts as necessary through speakers located around campus. All community members are encouraged to keep their contact information updated on the MySanDiego portal so that they may receive these critical announcements.

Emergency Procedures DPS strongly encourages all members of the USD community to be alert and aware of your surroundings at all times, and to familiarize yourself with the important campus emergency procedures and information located on the Emergency Preparedness website. u To review the emergency procedures: • Go to

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act


The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects your private information regarding your education. In order for anyone — parents, guardians, spouses or other family members — to have access to your information, you must first provide official approval. It is easy to do but, without this, the university will not be able to share information about your grades, courses, bills or any other information with anyone but you.


u To provide FERPA authorization: • Log in to your MySanDiego portal. • Under the Torero Hub tab, select FERPA. • Follow the on-screen instructions and add an authorized user, including the email address. • Click on the Expand Information link and you will see four tabs. –– Start on Profile and enter the relationship of the authorized user to you. You also need to add a start and end date for each person. –– On the Authorization tab, click on the items for which you are providing access. This must be done for each authorized user. • When you are finished, each user will receive an email with instructions on how to set up the account in order to receive the approved information. u For a complete description and details on FERPA: • Go to u For more details on FERPA authorization: • Go to • Click on Video Tutorials to watch the following: –– “Granting Others Access to Your Information: FERPA”

Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities The Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities are the standards of conduct to which all community members of USD are held accountable. u To learn more about the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities: • Go to • Click on The Code tab.

Renters Insurance While the University of San Diego does not cover lost, stolen or damaged property, the university certainly recognizes the need to ensure the safety of your property. The university does not recommend or endorse any individual insurance company; however, we strongly urge you to contact your insurance agent, check your homeowners policy and consider purchasing a renters policy to cover you while living on campus. Review the Residential Life Renters Insurance document on the Residential Life website for additional information regarding your responsibility for both personal property and university property.

Emergency Preparedness RAs and community directors will review important safety information so that students are prepared in case of emergency. This will include evacuation procedures for fire alarms and proactive safety tips.

Important Housing Documents The Community Standards, Terms and Conditions and Student Code of Conduct will be covered briefly during orientation, but you are strongly encouraged to review them in more detail. Community Standards The Community Standards document outlines expectations for our residents as members of a larger community. In addition to the Student Code of Conduct, all residents and their guests are expected to adhere to our residential community standards. The community standards are designed to provide a safe and inclusive environment for all students and the residential community. community-standards.php Terms and Conditions The Terms and Conditions are the agreements all students enter into when living on campus. u For more information on Residential Life: • Go to


What to Bring Whether you lived in a residence hall at your previous college or are moving in for the first time, USD has packing suggestions and prohibited items to ensure a safe living environment. Guidelines on items that are not permitted can be found in the Community Standards and the Student Code of Conduct. Here is a recommended packing list and some ideas for extras that you may choose to bring along. The list we have created is a good place to start but we would also suggest you connect with your roommate, if possible, to see what items you can share. Linens ¨¨Sheets/mattress pad — twin XL ¨¨Pillow and pillowcases ¨¨Blankets/comforters ¨¨Towels and washcloths ¨¨Bathrobe ¨¨Laundry bag or basket ¨¨Laundry detergent ¨¨Nonbleach cleaners Personal Care ¨¨Toiletries and personal hygiene products ¨¨Mirror ¨¨Deodorant ¨¨First-aid kit ¨¨Tissues Desk Items ¨¨Desk lamp — nonhalogen ¨¨Scissors/paper clips/stapler ¨¨Calendar/planner ¨¨School supplies for classes Room Furnishings ¨¨Hangers ¨¨Sewing kit ¨¨Alarm clock ¨¨Wastebasket ¨¨Fan (highly recommended) ¨¨Flashlight ¨¨Power strip ¨¨Iron/ironing board ¨¨Organizers/storage bins ¨¨Mug/plate/eating utensils ¨¨Reusable water bottle ¨¨3M strips for wall (no nails)

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Extras ¨¨Computer ¨¨Laptop lock ¨¨Cell phone and charger ¨¨Room decorations ¨¨Beach chair/beach towel ¨¨Umbrella Don’t Forget ¨¨Important documents ¨¨Financial aid forms ¨¨Driver’s license ¨¨Social Security card ¨¨Backpack/book bag ¨¨Doctor’s contact information ¨¨Medical insurance information ¨¨Cash/checkbook

Microfridge Rental For microfridge rentals, you may connect to the vendor website listed below. Please note that the use of this vendor is optional. index.html

WASH Laundry Service Residential Life works with WASH Laundry services to provide laundry facilities for all residential students. WASH laundry machines accept credit cards.

Campus Mail


If you are living on campus, you can obtain your campus mail address unit number by logging in to your MySanDiego portal and completing the form on the Mail Center tab. Your mailing address should always include your full name, street address, unit number and ZIP code in your address, like this:

Meals expire at the end of each semester on the last day of undergraduate finals. Meals do not roll over from semester to semester.

FULL NAME 5998 Alcalá Park Unit [#] San Diego, CA 92110-2478

If you run out of meals, you may purchase a new meal plan, use cash, purchase Campus Cash or Dining Dollars any time throughout the year via the MySanDiego portal.

Dining Dollars

The USD Mail Center is located in Maher Annex. The Mail Center receives and processes mail and packages for the residents Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dining Dollars work just like cash and can be used at all campus dining locations on many food and beverage items. Dining Dollars may not be used to purchase grocery items, bulk candy, nonfood merchandise or alcohol.

The Mail Center accepts items from all couriers: USPS, FedEx, UPS, Amazon, OnTrac and DHL as well as private couriers delivering flowers and edible arrangements. During the semester, you will be notified via email when items received are available for pickup.

Unlike meals, unused Dining Dollars will roll over from the fall semester to the spring semester. Dining Dollars expire at the end of the spring semester on the last day of undergraduate finals.

Meal Plans Meal Plans are designed to enhance your USD experience. Unlimited access dinner and brunch meals offer a wide range of choices and foster a sense of community while you break bread with other Toreros in the Pavilion Dining Room. You have your choice of a variety of meal plan options designed to fit individual eating habits and busy academic schedules. Whether you are interested in a hot breakfast, lunch on the run, a late night snack, vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or halal meals, there are options for you. Meal plans are made up of meals, equivalencies, Dining Dollars and guest meals. In most instances, you will have a meal plan during your first and second year. The minimum required resident plan, which will be assigned for the academic year, is determined by your residential status and total number of eligible units.

u To select a meal plan: • Carefully review the complete meal plan options and policies before selecting a plan. • Select the plan of your choice online via the MySanDiego portal within the New Student tab. u To use your meal plan: • You must present your Torero ID card at the register. • Meal plan meals may only be used at Pavilion Dining (Student Life Pavilion, level 1) for unlimited access brunch (on weekends) and dinner (daily). –– Unlimited access means you swipe one meal and can return for seconds and more during the meal time frame. • À la carte prices apply to breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday in Pavilion Dining. –– You may use Dining Dollars, Campus Cash, cash, Visa or MasterCard to pay for à la carte items. u For more information on meal plans: • Go to

Required plans may not be reduced or canceled at any time. Once a meal plan is purchased or assigned for the year, that will be your plan for the fall and spring semesters. You will be automatically assigned the same meal plan that you have in the fall for the spring semester.

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CAMPUS SERVICES Dining Services As a Torero, you will experience delicious menus created by USD’s award-winning culinary team. Chefs are professionally trained and certified, and menus have been created in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America. We maintain high standards and values while sourcing the freshest ingredients from local vendors to create quality, flavorful cuisine. USD Dining is ranked No. 14 nationwide for Best Campus Food (Princeton Review). We are dedicated to meeting the challenge of offering fresh, wholesome foods and to do so in a way that considers the environmental impact of our decisions and guarantees healthy alternatives in each of our restaurants.

Food Allergies and Dietary Needs If you need help identifying appropriate foods for your diet, USD Dining can help. Vegan and gluten-free options are available across campus. Students with medical disabilities requiring special dietary modifications should consult with the appropriate student wellness unit to learn more about the documentation required for the university to provide appropriate support. u To set up a meeting regarding allergies and dietary needs: • Call (619) 260-8880 or • Email

Campus Eateries With more than eight unique venues to choose from, including on-campus cafés, a food truck and a bistrostyle restaurant, you are sure to satisfy your palate at any time of day. Our goal is to provide a delicious, healthy, affordable dining experience no matter where you choose to eat on campus. Whether it is early morning or late at night, a campus dining location is open to serve you. Choose from an array of enticing menus. All locations have indoor and outdoor seating and complimentary Wi-Fi. For dining in most retail locations you may use cash, Dining Dollars, Campus Cash, Visa or MasterCard. u For current dining hours of operation: • Go to

Torero ID Card The Torero ID card is your mandatory, official university identification card. It allows you access to: • • • • • • • •

Meal plans (meals, Dining Dollars, etc.) Campus Cash U.S. Bank account (once linked) Residence halls Libraries Fitness centers Computer labs Vending machines and more!

u To obtain your Torero ID card: • Log in to • Select the Torero Hub tab. • Select My Torero Services in the dropdown menu. • Go to the Upload USD Pics section: –– Upload your photo by Aug. 16. The photo must meet passport specifications or it will be declined (headshot, solid white background, no hat or sunglasses, etc.). u To pick up your Torero ID card: • All Residents: Beginning with your move-in day, you will receive a temporary card from Residential Life upon check-in at Mata’yuum Crossroads. You will need to stop by Campus Card Services during regular business hours to pick up your official Torero ID card. • Commuters: You will need to stop by Campus Card Services during regular business hours to pick up your official Torero ID card.

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Report a lost or stolen card immediately. Suspend your card by contacting the Campus Card office. (619) 260-5999

Campus Cash Campus Cash is a prepaid declining balance account managed through your Torero ID card. You may use it on campus and at several off-campus eateries and retail shops. Load it onto your card via the Campus Card website. To activate your account, all you need to do is make a deposit in any amount you choose. Within minutes, you can use your Torero ID card everywhere Campus Cash is accepted. Purchases are deducted from your account and your remaining balance is instantly displayed. Campus Cash is the safest, fastest and easiest way to obtain the things you need.

Student Advantage USD has partnered with Student Advantage to provide you with a valuable discount service you can now add to your Torero ID Card. While you are required to carry your Torero ID card on campus at all times, providing access to various campus facilities and services, you can also get exclusive discounts of up to 40 percent on everyday purchases at your favorite eateries, online stores and national chains. You can even save on Amtrak and Greyhound fares all year long. Visit the Campus Card website to sign up and start saving today!

Campus Card Services In addition to managing the Torero ID card program, Campus Card can assist you with Campus Cash, meal plans, the Student Advantage savings program and passport photos. Add a meal plan and/or Dining Dollars to your card via the MySanDiego portal or at Campus Card Services, University Center, Room 127. Add Campus Cash to your card at any time via the Campus Card website.

Torero Store The Torero Store is a one-stop shop for all of your course materials, technology, Torero gear and apparel! A custom T-shirt printing machine is available. For your convenience, course materials and computers may be charged to your student account.

Textbook Ordering and Pickup Get the right textbooks, selected by USD faculty, at a fair price. Pre-order your books by Aug. 26 from the Torero Store website. Consider renting your books for the best price. Textbook pickup begins Aug. 31.

Torero-Ready Laptop Program Torero-Ready computer packages have been developed specifically to help you get the right computer and support services for your needs. Created from years of experience serving the USD community, the package provides you with the perfect college computer solution and includes an Apple, Dell or MSI laptop, software, support, accessories and more. We provide you with USD student discounts to ensure that you’re getting the best products at the best prices. View complete details on our website to see how you can save by purchasing a Torero-Ready package.

One Stop Student Center The One Stop Student Center, located in Hahn University Center, Room 126, is staffed by specially trained counselors to help you with all questions related to financial aid, billing and payment, and registration. u To see a One Stop counselor: • Text univsandiego to (619) 356-2275 or call (619) 260-2700 or • Email

(619) 260-5999

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Finances and Billing

Career Development Center

The first bill from USD is sent in early August with a payment due date of Aug. 28, 2019. It will reflect all charges for tuition, fees, meal plans and housing, as well as all credits, such as financial aid or scholarships. You will be able to access your bill, make a payment and sign up for a payment plan, all from your MySanDiego portal. Payments can also be made in person at the One Stop Student Center on campus using check, money order or cashier’s check. Cash payments are accepted at the Cashier’s Office location in the Hughes Administration Center, Room 211.

The Career Development Center, located in Manchester Hall, Room 101, supports students in developing and achieving career goals that lead to meaningful lives.

Detailed information and video tutorials are available on the One Stop website. (619) 260-2700

Parking A valid USD parking permit must be displayed at all times while parked on campus. For rules and regulations, pricing and to purchase your parking permit, please go to the Office of Parking Services website. Student permit categories are as follows: • • • •

Carpool/motorcycle Commuter Resident Fringe (not available to resident students)

Campus Recreation USD Campus Recreation offers a variety of fitness, wellness and adventure opportunities that integrate habits promoting health in mind, body and spirit. u For a full list of opportunities and facilities: • Go to

The center teaches students how to articulate their strengths through: • Career counseling appointments • Career Readiness programs • Summer internships The center provides opportunities to build professional networks through: • Torero Employer and Alumni Mentoring (T.E.A.M.) • Fairs and employer events • On-campus interviews The center guides students as they explore majors and define purposeful career paths through: • Career assessments • Torero Treks • Personal career plans

Handshake Handshake is a one-stop online portal for students to: • Apply for on-campus interviews or Torero Treks. • Schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor. • Register for an event. • See which organizations will be at a career fair. • Stay up-to-date on the latest job and internship postings. • Add a resume to the Resume Books and access career resources. u To access Handshake portal: • Go to • Log in with your USDOne credentials. u To learn more about Undergraduate services, programs and events: • Go to • Click on Undergrad. u To learn more about the Career Development Center: • Call (619) 260-4654 or • Go to

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Military and Veterans Program

Student Support Services

The USD Military and Veterans Program is located in the Hahn University Center, Room 225. The program provides services to all USD military-connected students, veterans and dependents.

Student Support Services, located in University Center, Room 113 is jointly funded by the U.S. Department of Education and the University of San Diego to serve eligible undergraduates at USD. The program provides opportunities for academic development, assists with college requirements and serves to retain and motivate students toward the successful completion of their postsecondary education at USD.

The center provides: • Free coffee, computers, printing, a lounge area, a quiet study room and textbook checkouts. • A full-time certifying official who can answer questions on VA educational benefits and certify each semester. • Connections to scholarship opportunities, professional and social events, resources and community organizations. u To learn more about the program and services: • Go to

Military Benefits

To be eligible, you must be a USD student who is one or more of the following: • Low income (as determined by Federal Income Guidelines) • First generation (an individual both of whose parents or whose only support parent did not complete a baccalaureate degree) • Students with disabilities (students who have a documented disability and are registered with USD’s Disability Services) • Underrepresented population (as determined by USD)

The University of San Diego Military and Veterans Program is excited to process education benefits from the Veterans Administration (VA) such as the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Admitted and continuing students using VA education benefits should submit the Request to Certify form to have their education benefits processed each semester.

u To submit an application: • Email, • Call 619-260-4264 or • Go to

u To receive your education benefits: • Apply with the VA or submit a Change of Program Form. –– Go to • Fill out the VA benefit form for the term in which you are registered for classes. –– If you are a new student, attach your Certificate of Eligibility to the form for USD. • The Financial Aid office will post either VA Post9/11 or USD Yellow Ribbon scholarships on student accounts at the beginning of each term. Other financial aid awards will be adjusted accordingly.

First-generation students will find that many faculty members and staff on campus are also the first in their family to attend college. First-generation student programming is offered throughout the academic year. The Community and Leadership Development area in the Student Life Pavilion, Room 301 is the hub for activities and resources.

First-Generation Students

u For more resources or to get involved: • Go to

Each student’s award is unique and financial aid packages will be recalculated according to multiple policies for different sources of funding. Students should consult with Financial Aid directly once their financial aid package has been adjusted.

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Black Student Resource Commons

Women’s Commons

The Black Student Resource Commons (BSRC), which is located in the Student Life Pavilion, Room 410, enhances and increases student success and retention by building community engagement, facilitating identity development and supporting students’ college experiences. The BSRC supports the academic, social and personal goals of all black students at the University of San Diego.

The Women’s Commons, which is located in the Student Life Pavilion, Room 420, provides resources and engages all students in educational dialogue around genderrelated issues. Students are invited to explore their multiple and intersecting identities through a feminist lens while creating positive social change at USD. The Women’s Commons advocates for a safe, supportive campus environment that creates equity among all voices. Opportunities for involvement range from discussion groups to leadership retreats to salary negotiation workshops.

u For more resources or to get involved: • Go to

LGBTQ+ and Allies Commons The LGBTQ+ and Allies Commons is located in Student Life Pavilion, Room 424. We exist to raise awareness, develop community, and advocate for equitable services and a safe environment for all students. We host a variety of programs for the campus community to explore LGBTQ culture, social issues and intersectional identities. The space is also used for multiple support groups and identity-specific gatherings. u For more resources or to get involved: • Email or • Go to

United Front Multicultural Commons The United Front Multicultural Commons (UFMC), which is located in the Student Life Pavilion, Room 418, engages the University of San Diego community in exploring and affirming the unique identity of each person. The UFMC fosters an environment where student leaders feel empowered to become change agents for social justice and builds relationships with faculty, staff, students and community members to develop a foundation that honors and values diversity. Additionally, the UFMC hosts many student-centered programs including dialogue series, discussions, retreats, celebrations and much more. u For more resources or to get involved: • Go to

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u For more resources or to get involved: • Go to




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Torero Transfer Handbook / Fall 2019  

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Torero Transfer Handbook / Fall 2019  

University of San Diego Torero Transfer Handbook / Fall 2019