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 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

The housing application portal is not available for 2015-16 housing or 2015 summer housing.

First Year and Transfer Student Move-In Instructions

We encourage first year and transfer students to review the USD Arrival Guide for instructions on move-in for your specific residence hall.

Television Cable Update

Based on student input, Residential Life is fully examining the interest and effectiveness of providing full cable service in our Residence Halls. For the 2015 – 2016 academic year, Residential Life has invested the cost savings from the removal of cable television and doubled the bandwidth for Internet on campus.

Also, know that you will still have access to 16 HD channels (much higher quality than previous cable we received) through the USD campus cable TV infrastructure. Please refer to the Res Life – USD Campus Cable Guide for additional information.

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.  

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!

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 housing@sandiego.edu.

Information on Emergency Preparedness for our Resident Students

Learn about emergency preparedness for resident students.

FAQ's

Have a question? Check out our FAQ Page

Events

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