The original chapter of the University of San Diego was written on a brisk early winter afternoon in December of 1949, when local dignitaries joined Bishop Charles Francis Buddy and Mother Rosalie Clifton Hill for a groundbreaking ceremony atop a wind-swept mesa overlooking the burgeoning San Diego cityscape.
Academic departments across the university have developed comprehensive assessment plans that identify outcomes for student learning, summary analyses of student performance and plans for improvement to achieve short-term and long-term goals. Faculty can access guidelines, templates and samples to help guide them in this process by consulting with their department chairs for assessment planning.
Institutional Learning Outcomes at USD are the layering of USD’s core values, program-learning outcomes, and undergraduate and graduate learning outcomes. Student learning outcomes assessment is the most direct way to gauge student success in curricular and co-curricular programs. Assessment of these outcomes occurs at various points throughout a student’s program of study.
Centers and Research
The Career Development Center supports and guides students to develop and achieve career goals that lead to meaningful lives.
The Camino/Founders complex features two connected buildings, separated by gender, on the west end of campus that were originally built for the San Diego College of Women in the early 1950s. Student residences exist on the second floor, while classrooms occupy the second floor, of these two-story buildings. Camino Hall is our All-Male accommodation, whereas Founders is All-Female.
Their unique design provides most rooms with a view of the beautifully landscaped courtyards. Residents share communal bathrooms with individual "Johnny-Squares" assigned to each room. The rooms accommodate two, three or four residents.
The Helen K. and James S. Copley Library, located on the west end of the campus, currently houses over 500,000 books, 6,000 media items, and subscribes to over 2,500 print journals and 125 online databases which provide access to more than 18,000 journals electronically. It also houses the university's media software collection, including video and audio tapes, DVDs, and Cds.
Student Technology Resources:
The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion (CHWP) works to increase students' knowledge and facilitate their motivation to change unhealthy behaviors related to alcohol and other drug (AOD) use through educational opportunities, outreach events, individual and group services, campus-wide programs and research initiatives to enhance student wellness.
Men's Sports :
USD has a variety of clubs based on multiple interest areas such as:
Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges since 1956