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.

Summer Student Jobs

Want to live on-campus and work for Residential Life during the summer? See the job descriptions and apply for the two different positions below. Contact our office with any questions. Applications must be submitted online by Friday, April 22 at 12pm noon to be considered.

Project Worker Summer Assistant Job Description/Application

Desk Worker Summer Assistant Job Description/Application

Spring 2016 Housing Application

Any resident interested or in need of housing for the Spring 2016 semester please contact the Department of Residential Life at or 619-260-4777. You are also encouraged to come by our office located on the garden level of Mission Crossroads. 

Please note if you are a first or second year student that you are required to live on campus to fulfill the two year residency requirement. 

If you already know a specific roommate and/or room that you would like to move into, please email with your request as soon as possible. While Residential Life does not guarantee building or occupancy type, we will do our best to accommodate your request if mutually agreed upon by the other residents in that room/apartment and submitted in a timely manner.

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.

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.

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 2015-16 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 USD Campus Cable Guide for additional information.

2016 Summer Housing Sign-Ups

If you are interested in living on campus for summer 2016 please complete the summer housing application. Applications must be submitted online 5 business days prior to your requested move in day to avoid a $65 late application fee.

For more details on summer housing, please visit our summer housing page

2016-17 Housing Sign-Ups

The 2016-17 housing rates are now available.

Living on campus has the added value of high quality, safe facilities, and caring community and staff.

Returning Students

The 2016-17 fall housing application is no longer available because the deadline has passed for returning students. If you would like to be added to the interest list for 2016-17 housing please email

New Students

Please note that the 2016-17 housing sign up process for new undergraduate students will not be available until May. 

Housing is very limited for new graduate and law students, and we are currently compiling an interest list for 2016-17 graduate and law housing. If you would like to be added to the interest list for 2016-17 housing, please complete the application on the housing portal.

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