USD Traditions & Lore

Have you ever avoided stepping on the University seal in Maher Hall? Do you remember when the USD Pioneers football team broke MCRD's 20 game win streak with a 21-20 victory in 1960? Is there a ghost in Founders Hall? From square dancing at Orientation to weddings at Founders Chapel, Toreros share a rich set of experiences, traditions and lore.

These pages are dedicated to USD's catalogued traditions and lore.

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