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.


Renovations in the Vistas

Renovations in the SAPS pool area

The Second-Year Torero Experience Program (STEP) pilot program in Laguna

2014 - 2015 Academic Year Housing Sign Ups

Residential Life is excited to announced that the 0% room rate increase has been approved by the Board of Trustees! You can live on campus for the 2014 - 2015 academic year for the same price!

Thank you to all the students who successfully completed the Housing Sign-Up Process. This year we had great success with finding students their requested spaces! If you want to make any changes or have questions about availability please feel free to contact us at any time. We do have spaces available so if you have any friends who missed this process please have them contact us!

Please email us at or you can reach us by phone at 619.260.4777.

Important Summer Dates

  • Summer move out if not enrolled in last Summer Session or Fall: Friday August 1 at noon
  • Summer move out if enrolled in last Summer Session: Friday August 22 by 8pm
  • Summer Transition to Fall Rooms: Contact Residential Life

Important Fall Dates

  • New Freshman Move In: Saturday, August 30 between 8am and 2pm

*Click here for move in times and the 2014 Freshman Move In Memo

*Click here for the Ole Weekend schedule for specific info

  • Transfer Student Move In: Saturday, August 30 @ 9am

*Click here for move in times and the 2014 Transfer Move In Memo

*Click here for the Transfer Fall Orientation schedule for specific info

  • Returning Undergraduate Student Move In: Monday, September 1 beginning 10am

*Click here for the 2014 Apartment Move In Memo

  • Graduate Student Move In:   Monday, September 1 beginning 10am
  • Law Student Move In:  Monday, August 18 beginning 10am
  • First day of fall semester classes (Law): Monday, August 25
  • First day of fall semester classes (Undergraduate and Graduate): Wednesday, September 3

2014 Summer Housing Application now live!

Need a place to stay for the summer? Live on campus with our flexible and very competitive rates. The daily rate for a multiple bedroom (roommate in bedroom) is $32 per night and for a single bedroom (bedroom to yourself) is $40 per night. With our “open” housing model any USD student (current or graduate from 2014) can stay on campus regardless if you are taking classes or working on campus. Click here for more details regarding summer housing.

Click this link to sign up for summer housing. 

Transfer Student Housing

Living on campus as a transfer can be a great way to become quickly immersed in the campus community. Click here to learn more about the different housing options and we look forward to you joining our campus community. Click here to be directed to the 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. Click here to learn more about the different housing options. Click here to be directed to the graduate and law housing page.

The Apartment Experience

Click this link to 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. Click this link to learn more about on campus housing for second year students. Living on campus offers the perfect balance, click this link to learn more.

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. Click this link to 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

For information on emergency preparedness for resident students, please visit this link.


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 visit this link