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University of San Diego - Hospitality Services

Conference Services
5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, California 92110-2492

5000Largest Group
100Meeting Rooms
2,200Overnight Guests
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  • Area Attractions
The University of San Diego offers an inspirational setting for meetings, conferences, retreats, camps and special events. We will help you create a unique, memorable experience for your next San Diego event.

San Diego offers sunny days and beautiful sunsets; world famous beaches, San Diego Zoo, Sea World, museums, theater and sporting events. Watch the video below to learn more about some of the attributes that make the University of San Diego the ideal San Diego event venue.
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Los Angeles - 100
Anaheim - 75
San Francisco - 500
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
San Diego International / 10
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Within walking distance
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Conference, meeting, housing, catering and dining services available June through mid-August.
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Residence Halls
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Campus is fully wired, including residence halls.
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Food & Beverage:
Award-winning, nationally recognized, dining and catering services. Full-service restaurant and lounge.
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Cultural Catering Available:
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One-stop shop for housing, dining and meeting.
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USD reserves the right to contract for events that are consistent with the university's mission and values. USD does not provide services for personal social events, wedding receptions or funerals.
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Ideally Suited For:
Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Hahn University Center A multi-purpose venue that houses a large ballroom which can be divided into three smaller areas, indoor meeting rooms, and outdoor spaces with spectacular views. It also holds our in-house restaurant La Gran Terraza.

Camino Hall Camino Hall has several multi-use classrooms, all with smart-board technology. It is also home to Shiley Theater, and the Camino Courtyard.

Shiley Theater This classically inspired facility seats 600 guests and has a state of the art audio/visual system. The theater can be used on its own or together with the adjacent Camino Courtyard to create the highest quality event.

Camino Courtyard This large, picturesque, courtyard is framed by a rose garden and Spanish Renaissance architecture. Used alone or in conjunction with the Shiley Theater, this beautiful venue can be the backdrop for your unique event.

Maher Hall Maher Hall hosts several state of the art classrooms with Smart Board technology. It is home to Salomon Hall, a large multi-configuration room with a built in stage. Also located within Maher is Aroma's Coffee House, which is perfect for an informal or casual gathering. In the courtyard is a lovely Rose Garden, which has hosted outdoor luncheons and private functions.

Serra Hall Beautiful Serra Hall has twelve state-of-the-art "smart classrooms" with high tech equipment for all your meeting needs. A great setting for educational programs or an interactive seminar.

Loma Hall Home to USD's new School of Engineering, Loma Hall is equip with six state-of-the-art "smart classrooms" with high tech interface for the highest quality environment for learning.

La Gran Terraza Featuring fresh, local Californian cuisine including an outstanding lunch buffet and farm-to-table a la carte lunch and dinner menus. An expansive view of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay, a spacious floor plan and two-sided fireplace complement your dining experience. Bask in the sun on our delightful terrace while enjoying San Diego's temperate climate.

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice The KIPJ building features state-of-the-art classrooms, conflict resolution and meeting rooms, a 288 seat auditorium, as well as an art gallery. In the front of the building is the La Paloma Café, a great place to grab a sandwich or a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful views. Located on the west side of the KIPJ is the reflection room. The room offers a tranquil setting for quiet reflection as it overlooks a stunning view of the San Diego skyline. Just outside of the reflection room in the Garden of the Sea is the most prized view from campus, a 180-degree panorama of Mission Bay and San Diego Harbor.

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall Mother Rosalie Hill Hall is a state-of-the art facility that incorporates cutting edge technology in its classrooms. It sits on a picturesque mesa in the northwest corner of campus. MRH Hall has a variety of meeting spaces, including Warren Auditorium, an executive classroom, two plazas, an inner courtyard, six classrooms, and six seminar rooms.

Degheri Alumni Center This three-story building features an open air center courtyard and rear patio, a conference center, and living room equipped with yearbooks, photographs and a fireplace.

Jenny Craig Pavilion The Jenny Craig Pavilion is a 5,100 seat arena usable for sports, concerts and unique events with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. In addition to the arena, facility includes: a large entry parlor, conference/hospitality suite, locker rooms, sports medicine rooms, weight room and green rooms. Outdoors is the large Eagan Plaza and fountain, ideal for receptions and evenings under the stars.



Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
San Buenaventura Apartments 65 units 249 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Missions A Residence Halls 133 260 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Missions B Residence Halls 216 348 Residence Halls Communal
Maher Hall 87 243 Hotel-Like Private
Camino Hall & Founders Hall 125 304 Residence Halls Communal
Alcala Vista Apartments 182 units 681 Suite/Apartment Style Shared
Manchester Village Apartments 62 units 295 Suite/Apartment Style Shared


  • USD Catering Menu
    Complete USD Catering Menu
    Our menu features a variety of options to fit every appetite and budget.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • USD Breakfast Menu
    USD Breakfast Menu
    Whether you want coffee and pastries or a full eggs and bacon plate, we offer everything to start your morning meeting off right!
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • USD Lunch
    USD Lunch Menu
    The perfect collection for your lunch meeting. We offer pick-up deli platters, lunch buffets, and hot plated meals. Anything you can think of, we can do!
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • USD Dinner Menu
    USD Dinner Menu
    Whether it's a casual meal under the stars on the patio, or a formal sit-down in one of our indoor spaces, our dinner options provide the flexibility and variety to accommodate any type of event you want.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • USD Reception & Cocktails
    USD Reception & Cocktail Menu
    Want an after-work cocktail hour, or a late evening reception? We've got you covered! Our small bites are big flavor, and our cocktail menu offers enough variety to satisfy every craving.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • USD Dessert Menu
    USD Dessert Menu
    Satisfy your sweet tooth! Our in-house pasty chef offers the most delectable desserts around. From cookies to cakes, there's something for everyone!
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • USD Vegetarian Menu
    USD Vegetarian & Vegan Menu
    We can accommodate many different dietary restrictions. If you have any special food needs, please let us know and we can work to make you a delicious and conscientious meal.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • USD Themed Breaks
    USD Themed Breaks Menu
    We have a variety of themed snack breaks to fit your event. These are pre-set to compliment the type of event your having, whether its an ice cream social, or a movie night. Delicious snacks are at the ready!
    >>> menu (PDF)


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    Student Life Pavilion Dining
    Seating Capacity: 360 indoor & 250 outdoor
    Pavilion Dining is home to an array of unique dining concepts that fuse distinct ingredients and flavors to create delicious menus in an inviting environment. Menus were developed in partnership with the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Recipient of a Silver Loyal E. Horton Award presented by NACUFS for excellence in dining. 7 days a week breakfast, lunch, and dinner items are available a la carte (items priced individually). Vegetarian and Gluten-free options available. Special dietary restrictions can typically be accommodated.
  • Tu Mercado
    Tu Mercado
    Seating Capacity: n/a - to go market
    Tu Mercado is a one-stop shopping destination. It hosts a full-scale natural foods grocery store, delicatessen, and beverage bar that provides smoothies, coffee, espresso, and tea. A gelato counter has a variety of sweet treats. Tu Mercado also has a wide variety of gluten-free options.
  • La Paloma
    La Paloma
    Seating Capacity: 100
    Enjoy globally inspired, simple, sustainable, local food for your mind and body. Enjoy an in-depth, sustainable menu. Foods are made from scratch in-house whenever possible with high quality “clean ingredients” (no artificial ingredients, additives, sweeteners, coloring or preservatives). Enjoy sandwiches and salads made to order, our Mongolian Grill, breakfast served all day, and a full espresso and tea bar.
  • La Gran Terraza
    La Gran Terraza
    Seating Capacity: 125
    La Gran Terraza is an outstanding location that offers you incredible ambience and a team of dedicated culinary and event professionals, doing it all in the center of the remarkable and beautiful University of San Diego campus. La Gran Terraza is conveniently located within USD's Hahn University Center with breathtaking views of San Diego Bay and Tecolote Canyon, the restaurant includes a sophisticated grand dining room, private wine room, a lounge, and an outdoor terrace. The Grand Dining Room features fresh, local Californian cuisine including an outstanding lunch buffet and farm-to-table a la carte lunch and dinner menus.
    >>> menu (PDF)
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    Seating Capacity: 50
    O'Toole's provides guests with a varied, flavorful menu featuring hot and cold tapas as well as heartier pub entrees for lunch and dinner. In the evenings, choose from local, craft beers and an extensive wine list that features many University of San Diego alumni-owned wineries. Peruse our local, craft beer menu featuring Stone Brewing Co., Karl Strauss and many more. In the evenings, O'Toole's is 21 and up only.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Special Dietary Restrictions
    Seating Capacity: n/a
    The Student Life Pavilion and Tu Mercado can accommodate special dietary needs such as food allergies, gluten-free, Halal, and vegetarian/vegan. Please contact us with specific requests.

Area Attractions

Balboa Park Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park. In addition to open space areas, natural vegetation zones, green belts, gardens, and walking paths, it contains museums, several theaters, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo. There are also many recreational facilities and several gift shops and restaurants within the boundaries of the park. Placed in reserve in 1835, the park's site is one of the oldest in the United States dedicated to public recreational use. Named for the Spanish maritime explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa, the park hosted the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition and 1935–36 California Pacific International Exposition, both of which left architectural landmarks. The park and its historic Exposition buildings were declared a National Historic Landmark and National Historic Landmark District in 1977, and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Distance from USD: 6.7 miles

San Diego Zoo The San Diego Zoo houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies. Its parent organization, San Diego Zoo Global, is the largest zoological membership association in the world, with more than 250,000 member households and 130,000 child memberships, representing more than a half million people. San Diego Zoo pioneered the concept of open-air, cageless exhibits that re-create natural animal habitats, and it is one of the few zoos in the world that houses the giant panda. In 2013 the Zoo added a new Koalafornia Adventure, providing an upclose experience with the Australian marsupials. Distance from USD: 5 miles

Mission/Pacific/ La Jolla Beaches San Diego is know for its beaches, and there are many to choose from! Whether you want to shop on the boardwalk of Mission Beach, explore the caves of La Jolla, or just sun yourself at Pacific Beach, there's always an option for everyone! USD is located only minutes away from the beaches, and has breathtaking views of the bay. Distance from USD: 4.9 miles.

Old Town San Diego The Birthplace of California, where the first Europeans settled. What was it like in California in 1850? History is waiting for you with over 17 historic points of interest and the finest in professional theatre, museums, artisans, galleries and shops all within easy walking distance with free live entertainment, mariachis, dancers, period attire docents providing tours and more. Distance from USD: 1.6 miles.

Seaport Village On your next trip to San Diego you can be assured of two things: the weather will be amazing, and you'll discover lots to do at Seaport Village. Come explore 50-plus diverse shops, 17 unique eateries and outdoor entertainment. Seaport Village is where the magic of the sea comes to life. A 14 acre waterfront shopping, dining and entertainment complex recreating a harbor side setting of a century ago. Distance from USD: 5.5 miles.

Sea World Only a stone's throw away from USD, go to SeaWorld and enjoy some of the most thrilling rides in San Diego inspired by the force and power of the sea. Or enjoy fabulous, family-friendly, live entertainment. Celebrate the sea in our Shamu® show, One Ocean. Get an up-close and personal look at the incredible variety of marine life at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy close-up views of our gregarious penguins as they eat, waddle and play. Surround yourself with, touch and feed gliding rays in a one-of-a-kind grotto. Add new depths to your SeaWorld San Diego experience with reservations-only guided tours and as close-as-possible animal encounters. Distance from USD: 4 miles.

Disneyland Resort Enter a magical kingdom where you can sail with pirates, explore exotic jungles, meet fairy-tale princesses, dive under the ocean and rocket through the stars—all in the same day! Disneyland Park is a beloved Southern California destination where generations of families have made their Disney dreams come true. Opened in 1955, Walt Disney’s original theme park is divided into 8 extravagantly themed lands—Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey's Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and Adventureland. Across the street is the fabulous Disney California Advenure Park, where you can explore 8 exciting lands that bring to life Disney and Pixar stories and characters through amazing attractions, entertainment and dining! The 2 most recent additions—Buena Vista Street and the awe-inspiring Cars Land—join the themed lands of Condor Flats, Grizzly Peak, Paradise Pier, Pacific Wharf, "a bug's land" and Hollywood Land. With so much to do day and night, Disneyland Resort has something for every member of your family. Distance from USD: 91.5 miles.

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