Residential Life

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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 Alcalaá 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. 

Important Spring Dates


  • January 12 Spring Classes Begin
  • May 4 - 15 Spring Examination Period
  • May 17 Move Out Date

Graduate and Undergraduate

  • January 26 Classes Begin
  • March 30 - April 6 Spring Break
  • May 21 Move Out Date

Spring Application Now Live!

Returning from Study Abroad? Spring Housing fall through? No problem! Click the below application to sign up for Spring Campus Housing. Enjoy the convenience of walking to class and our pricing is all inclusive! All campus apartments are fully furnished with a full kitchen. Please email for specific roommate and room requests. Click below for more details.

2015 On-Campus Spring Housing Application

Intersession Application Now Live!

Also for those of you in non-continuous housing (All Freshman Areas, San Buenaventura, and Alcala Vistas) click below to complete the Intersession Housing Application. Res Life is offering flexible dates for your convenience. You do not need to be enrolled in classes or working on campus to pursue this opportunity. Click below for more details.

2015 Intersession Housing Application

2015-16 Resident Assistant Application (New Dates Below: Updated January 22, 2015)

2015-16 Resident Assistant Application

Candidates must attend and sign-in to ONE information session.  Please see the list of days/dates, times, and locations below,

  • January 26 at 9PM in Crossroads

  • January 27 at 6PM in Manchester Board Room

  • January 27 at 9PM in Maher 206

  • January 28 at 9PM in Camino Lounge

  • January 29 at 9PM in Alcalá Vista’s Multipurpose Room in Palomar Hall

For questions about RA selection, please email Luke LaCroix at and Brandon McCreary at

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.  

Transfer Student Housing

Living on campus as a transfer can be a great way to become quickly immersed in the campus community. Learn more about the different housing options and we look forward to you joining our campus community. For additional information visit our transfer housing page.

Graduate and Law Housing

The Housing Sign-Up process for new, incoming graduate and law students is different than the process used for undergraduates and returning graduate/law students because housing is very limited. Learn more about the different housing options for graduate and law students. For additional information visit our graduate and law housing page.

The Apartment Experience

Learn more information about living in on campus apartments at USD from the student perspective.

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.

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!

New Transfer Students - For more details about living in our residence halls as a transfer student, please see our transfer student housing brochure.

Returning Students - Please visit our spring housing page for details on how to sign up for spring 2014 on campus housing. Please call or email, 619-260-4777 or if you have any questions.

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

Residence Hall Association

Join RHA to help build community in your residence hall and advocate for student issues. Visit the RHA website to learn more and join!


For more information on events, please review our calendar coming soon!