Since its dedication in 1959, Serra Hall has been the home of many of USD’s departments and has continuously adapted to growth on campus. Hi, my name is Jonathan and I’m from Quito, Ecuador. Today, it houses the departments of Anthropology, Sociology, Psychological Sciences, and Mathematics & Computer Science as well as the offices of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions.
Serra Hall houses three computer labs. Computer Science students have access to an all Linux lab on the first floor and a two room instructional classroom featuring both Mac and Windows platforms.
The latest addition to Serra is the David W. May American Indian Collection and Gallery. The Gallery features a yearly exhibit of art from the Collection.
Here on the third floor of Serra is the International Center, housing the Office of International Students & Scholars, which is designed to help international students transition to life in the US and provide the resources they need to succeed here at USD.
Also within the International Center is the Office of International Studies Abroad, which connects over 75% of students to more than 80 programs in over 35 countries making USD one of the top schools in the nation for study abroad participation. The research, community service and coursework that students experience while abroad contribute to an increase in global awareness, a key focus of USD’s holistic education.
Across the plaza from Serra Hall is Maher Hall. On the bottom two floors are the Theology and Religious Studies Department, The Media Center and Aromas Café. Many of our students live in the dorms on the top three floors.