University Ministry

A Place to Belong, Believe and Become

University Ministry supports all members of the USD community — including people from all faith traditions as well as those still searching for their religious identity — to grow spiritually during their time on campus. Committed to the truth that we are better when we are together in community, all are welcome to participate in the vibrant, inclusive and joyous faith community on campus.

In addition to a variety of retreats, immersion trips, local service opportunities, faith-sharing communities, Masses and other programs, University Ministry helps students ask and answer the big questions of life: What do I believe? Where and when do I experience God most powerfully? Where does my deep gladness meet the world’s great hungers? What is my life’s purpose? How can I live most joyfully and generously?

All of our activities are designed to empower students, staff, faculty and alumni to:

  • build a faith community
  • develop a mature faith
  • educate and work for justice
  • nurture personal development
  • cultivate leadership for Church and society
  • form Christian conscience

In particular, we invite you to join us for one of the 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. Sunday evening Eucharistic liturgies in Founders Chapel. During these vibrant celebrations of our faith the campus community is renewed and refreshed for the on-going work of finding God in the midst of our study, work and play.

For more information about our center, please visit us in the Hahn University Center, Room 238. For more information, call (619) 260-4735 or visit University Ministry.