New Torero Parents and Families

Welcome, Torero Parents and Families.

We are so excited to have you join our community! Parent and Family Orientation is your opportunity to learn more about different resources available to your student, hear advice and insight on your new role as a collegiate parent, and meet other new Torero families!

Registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24. Further details and logistics (parking details, maps, etc.) will be sent to registrants shortly after. We encourage you to register ahead so we can plan accordingly. Should you need to register after this date, you can do so on-campus Saturday at Hospitality Headquarters located in front of the Degheri Alumni Center. Please note that you do not need to register your student for this event. If you have any questions about the program, please reach out to or call (619) 260-4808. To stay up-to-date, follow our USD Parent and Family Facebook page at

Summer Informational Series

Find resources for families joining the Torero family during the 2021-22 academic year in our Summer Informational Series!

Summer Informational #1

Learn more about the History of USD, Academic Excellence, Living Learning Communities, and Health and Wellness.

Summer Informational #2

Learn more about Academics, Residential Life, Financial Aid, and Auxiliary Services (Meal Plan, Textbooks, Campus Card, and more).

Summer Informational #3

Learn more about University Ministry and Spiritual Development, Student Activities and Involvement, Athletics, and Safety on Campus.

Additional Information

Parent and Family Orientation sessions will be offered on campus during move-in weekend, Sunday, August 29. For those unable to attend, the recorded version will be shared afterwards on this website. Click here to register to attend in-person!

Career Development

Career Development starts day one at USD. Learn more from Robin Darmon, senior director of the Career Development Center.

From Caretaker to Coach

Cynthia Avery, PhD, assistant vice president of Student Life, shares tips and advice as you transition into a new role in your student’s life.

Study Abroad at USD

Learn more about our highly-ranked international opportunities with Kira Espiritu, PhD, director of International Studies Abroad.

Purchase your special Torero Family Calendar today! A portion of your purchase supports student scholarships through the Torero Student Support Fund. We hope to see you again October 12-17 for Homecoming and Family Week — Go Toreros!