Campus Housing and Residence Halls

In partnership with other university departments, we continually enhance our facilities, services and programs in order to provide a safe, inclusive living community and to create learning opportunities that support the holistic growth of each resident.

Ask any current Torero resident or the scores of alumni who once called Alcalá Park home—they will tell you their number #1 reason for living on-campus is/was the sense of community that comes from living among your peers. Nothing can compare to the fun and excitement of living in an environment where the learning never stops and lasting memories are waiting to be made.

Housing Portal

All students can access the housing portal for applications, electronic room condition forms, room selection and more. 

The fall 2016 fall housing deadline has passed but if you are still in need of housing this semester please contact our office as soon as possible at 619-260-4777 or 

The spring 2017 housing application will be available in October. If you have additional questions about the sign-up process feel free to contact our office at 619-260-4777 or 

Second Year Residency Requirement

The University has completed a significant study focused on recreating the success of the first year experience and duplicating this for second year students. Learn more about on campus housing for second year students. Living on campus offers the perfect balance.

USD Votes Campaign

The USD Votes Campaign wants you to know that students have several choices:

  • California makes it easy for students to register, and the USD Votes campaign will be encouraging all students to register as California voters in the fall.
  • If you live outside of California and want to register and vote by mail in your home state instead, we strongly encourage you to register to vote and to apply for your absentee ballot this summer, before you come back to school. Every state has different rules, and it is usually easier to deal with these issues at home.
  • Studying abroad? Make sure you register and also apply for your mail-in absentee ballot.

Questions? Visit or contact Dr. Casey Dominguez,

Renter's Insurance

Living on campus is a great opportunity but please consider pursuing Renter's Insurance or asking your parents about their home owner's insurance. Residential Life does not exclusively promote a particular provider but there is important information about your housing agreement and liability considerations.

Fall 2016 Housing

Graduate and Law Students: Housing is very limited for graduate and law students. If you are still in need of housing for the fall semester please contact our office at 619-260-4777 or and visit our graduate and law housing page for more information.

Returning Students: Housing is very lmited for returning upperclassmen students . If you are still in need of housing for the fall semester please call 619-260-4777 or email

The Apartment Experience

Learn more information about living in on campus apartments at USD from the student perspective. We offer fully furnished apartments with full kitchens.

Take a tour of the Residence Halls

Are you interested in taking a virtual tour of our residence halls? Join Torero Life as they take you through two of our residence halls for first-year students and second-year students!

USD Fix My Home

If you have an issue in your room or apartment, please use our new convenient online work orders system to submit your requests. The entire process is moving to a paperless process to save the environment and get your requests addressed faster. You can submit a work order through our new system. If you have any questions please contact us at (619) 260-4777 or via email at

Information on Emergency Preparedness for our Resident Students

Learn about emergency preparedness for resident students.


Have a question? Check out our FAQ Page.

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Contact Information

Residential Life
Missions Crossroads
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4777