Military and Veteran Students

Buddy Program

About the Program

Military and Veteran students have the opportunity to be paired with a USD student for duration of one semester. The Buddy program facilitates a smooth transition to campus life. 

Your USD buddy knows what it takes to be successful at USD.  They each have been selected because of their active involvement on campus and are committed to going the extra mile to ensure you have a great experience at USD. 

Because USD is committed to honoring military service there is no cost to participate in the buddy program. Please take a moment and sign up for your Buddy now.

Request Form

How it works

Step 1
Fill in the Buddy request form and submit
Step 2

A Buddy would be aligned to you at the end of 3 working days from the day of form submission
Step 3

First meeting with the Buddy will be scheduled within one week from the day a Buddy is aligned to you
Step 4

Send Buddy review mid semester when you receive a prompt
Step 5
Send Buddy evaluation end of the semester when you receive a prompt   

Note: All Buddies are aligned for one semester only. We try to match as closely to your request as possible on the basis of availability. Buddies are only aligned to students enrolled full time and living on campus.