1990-1991 USD Facts


I ' U SD's 180-acre campus is located atop a mesa overlooking San Diego's Mission Bay, near the in- tersection of Interstates 5 and 8 . With 18 major buildings designed in an ornamental 16th century Spanish Renaissance style, the campus generally is regarded as one of the most architecturally unique in the country. All of the university's administrative and classroom facilities are located on the upper campus. At the east end are the Alcala Vista apartments, the Mission housing com- plex, graduate student apartments and the Sports Center complex, which includes Torero Stadium, tennis courts, an Olympic-sized swimming pool , gymnasium, weight room and other playing fields . The newest buildings on campus are the Manchester Family Child Development Center, a 6 ,000-square-foot facility located southeast of Cunningham Baseball Stadium; and the newly expanded and renovated Katherine M. and George M. Pardee Jr. Legal Research Center, a facility

which doubles the size of the former law library and reflects the latest developments in information technology. Both were formally dedicated in 1990. Other facilities constructed within the past decade in- clude the Ernest and Jean Hahn University Center (1986) , a 74,500-square-foot building which houses dining, meeting and office areas; the Alcala Vista apartments (1987), a 156-unit student apartment complex; Olin Hall (1984) , home to the School of Business Administration; the Douglas F. Manchester Executive Conference Center (1984) and the Helen K. and James S. Copley Library (1984) . The USD campus, called Alcala Park, is named after a Spanish village near Madrid. Alcala de Henares was o riginally founded by the Greeks but renamed Al Kala (The Castle) by the Moors. Christians recaptured the village centuries later and founded a university whose buildings became the inspiration for USD's architectural style.



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