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.

Fall 2016 Closing Memos

The Residential Life - Central Office will be closed for the holiday break on December 23rd and will reopen on Tuesday, January 3rd at 8:30am.

Residents living in continuous residential halls including San Antonio de Padua, University Terrace Apartments, Manchester Village and the Presidio Terrace Apartments are welcome to stay on campus in their fall rooms at no additional cost. If the resident is leaving for an extended period of time during winter break or intersession then please review the continuous residential hall closing memo for instructions.

Residents living in non continuous residential halls including all first year areas, the Alcala Vistas and San Buenaventura are expected to checkout of their fall rooms 24 hours after their last final or December 21 by 12noon (whichever comes first). All items do not need to be removed but please review the non continuous residential hall closing memo for instructions.

Additional information is provided about intersession housing and how to sign-up on both memos. 

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 is now available for new and returning students. 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.

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.

Spring 2017 Housing

The spring 2017 housing application is now available for new and returning students. New spring admits with further questions, please contact

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. If you do not request a specific room, you will be placed in an available room that best fits your preferences that you list on the application.

Keep in mind that if you need housing during intersession that you will need to complete a separate application. The intersession application is currently availableThe daily rate for intersession is $35 for a shared room or $43 for a single room not to exceed $400. We will do our best to accommodate new residents moving into their spring room. In order to accommodate January 2nd or 3rd arrivals make sure to submit your application by December 15 to avoid a late application fee.

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.


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Contact Information

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

Phone: (619) 260-4777