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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 Conference Services.

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Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - 250

Outdoors - 700

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - 280

Outdoors - 250

  • 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. More Info / Floor Plans 

  • 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.

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - 175

Outdoors - 600

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - 75

Outdoors - 400

  • 80,000 square-foot building with views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay. More Info

  • Impressive, large-scale entry foyer and fireplace, classrooms, conference rooms, executive rooms, interior patio, auditorium, outdoor terraces and patios.

Hahn University Center


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - 650

Outdoors - 150

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - 550

Outdoors - 90

  • 75,000 square-foot facility that houses the Forums.

  • Large forum/ballroom can be divided into three smaller areas.

  • Indoor and outdoor spaces offer views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay.

La Gran Terraza


Square Feet

Grand Dining Room - 2,785

The Terrace - 3,135

O'Toole's Lounge - 1,808

Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - variable

Outdoors - 150

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - 110

Outdoors - 100

  • 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.


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Jenny Craig Pavilion


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - 1,500

Outdoors - 2,000

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - 1,000

Outdoors - 900

  • 5,100 seat arena usable for sports, concerts and unique events with state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment. More Info

  • 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.

Shiley Theatre


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - 600

Outdoors - 175

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - n/a

Outdoors - 75

  • 4,700 square-foot theatre seats 600 guests.

  • Outdoor courtyard with space for large assemblies.​

Donald P. Shiley Center for Science and Technology


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - 200

Outdoors - 100

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - 75

Outdoors - n/a

  • 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".

Camino Courtyard


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - n/a

Outdoors - 1,500

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - n/a

Outdoors - 600

  • This large, picturesque, courtyard is framed by a rose garden and Spanish Renaissance architecture.

Degheri Alumni Center


Square Feet


Reception (max capacity)

Indoors - 85

Outdoors - 200

Banquet (max capacity)

Indoors - 50

Outdoors - 100

  • 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.

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. 


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

Applicable fees will be charged by USD Facilities for outdoor event clean-ups.

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