Venues

In addition to classrooms, lecture halls and auditoriums, USD offers several attractive and versatile meeting venues that are available on a rental basis. These spaces can be booked in advance through USD Hospitality Services.

USD Venues
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice

  • 92,000 square-foot structure with a large formal rotunda, 300-seat auditorium, multi-purpose rooms, a large executive conference room and eight state-of-the-art classrooms.
  • The building also houses courtyards, Garden of the Sky and Garden of the Sea, reflection pools and space for meditation with panoramic views of Mission Bay.
  • Square ft. 13,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 250
    • Outdoors 700
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 280
    • Outdoors 250
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall

  • 80,000 square-foot building with views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay.
  • Impressive, large-scale entry foyer and fireplace, classrooms, conference rooms, executive rooms, interior patio, auditorium, outdoor terraces and patios.
  • Square ft. 87,700
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 175
    • Outdoors 600
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 75
    • Outdoors 400
Hahn University Center

Hahn University Center

  • 76,000 square-foot facility that houses the Forum.
  • Large ballroom can be divided into three smaller areas.
  • Indoor and outdoor spaces offer spectacular views of Tecolote Canyon.
  • Square ft. 7,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 650
    • Outdoors 150
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 550
    • Outdoors 90
La Gran Terraza

La Gran Terraza

  • 8,000 square-feet of highly configurable meeting space that includes: private space, an elegant grand dining room, an indoor lounge and an outdoor terrace that offers breathtaking views of Mission Bay and Tecolote Canyon.
  • Grand Dining Room: 2,785 sq ft
  • The Terrace: 3,135 sq ft
  • O'Toole's Lounge: 1,808 sq ft
  • Square ft.
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors variable
    • Outdoors 150
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 70-110
    • Outdoors 100
Degheri Alumni Center

Degheri Alumni Center

  • 28,000 gross square-feet encompasses an elegant three-story building featuring a boardroom, conference rooms and a living room complete with fireplace, couches and piano.
  • Interior courtyard offers expanded social space.
  • Square ft. 28,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 85
    • Outdoors 200
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 50
    • Outdoors 100
Jenny Craig Pavilion

Jenny Craig Pavilion

  • 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.
  • Square ft. 94,900
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 1,500
    • Outdoors 2,000
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 1,000
    • Outdoors 900
Shiley Theatre

Shiley Theatre

  • 4,700 square-foot structure seats 600 guests.
  • Outdoor courtyard with space for large assemblies.
  • Located at the west end of campus.
  • Square ft. 4,700
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 600
    • Outdoors 175
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors n/a
    • Outdoors 75
Shiley Science Center

Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology

  • 150,000 gross square-foot facility that overlooks Mission Bay and San Diego Harbor.
  • The four-story center has a large atrium that features an impressive fiber optic art "sculpture".
  • Square ft. 150,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 200
    • Outdoors 100
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors 75
    • Outdoors n/a
Camino Courtyard

Camino Courtyard

  • This large, picturesque, courtyard is framed by a rose garden and Spanish Renaissance architecture.
  • Square ft. 14,000
  • Reception (max. capacity)
    • Indoors n/a
    • Outdoors 1,500
  • Banquet (max. capacity)
    • Indoors n/a
    • Outdoors 600
USD Outdoor Spaces

Outdoor Spaces

Morning and afternoon breaks, lunches, receptions, dinners and performances can be held in several outdoor venues throughout USD's picturesque campus. Your conference coordinator can assist you with booking these outdoor spaces. Applicable fees will be charged by the USD Facilities Department for event clean-ups.

Many of the university's outdoor spaces have expansive views of Mission Bay and Tecolote Canyon. With a year-round temperate climate, San Diego is very accommodating for outdoor events.

  • Camino/Founders courtyard, between Camino and Founders Halls
  • Eagan Plaza, Jenny Craig Pavilion
  • Garden of the Sea, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Garden of the Sky, Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
  • Hilton Loggia, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • Parkman Plaza, Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
  • Plaza de San Diego, Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall
  • Rose Garden, Bishop Leo T. Maher Hall
  • Sports fields, various
  • The Terrace of La Gran Terraza, Hahn University Center
  • Hahn University Center patio
  • Student Life Pavilion, Plaza Mayor patio

*USD does not currently provide catering support or services for wedding receptions or funerals. We reserve the right to contract for events that are consistent with the university's mission and values. USD reserves the right to deny the use of its facilities for the support of any event regardless of its nature or intended purpose.