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

Important Fall Dates

  • November 26 - 30 Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes)
  • December 2 Friday Classes Meet in Lieu of Tuesday Classes to Make up for Missed Holiday
  • December 4 Last Day of Fall Classes
  • December 5 - 8 Study Period (No Classes)
  • December 9 - 19 Exams

Beat the Heat USD!

Please click here to review ways you can beat the heat on campus.

Join RHA Hall Council

Join RHA Hall Council to join an amazing team focused on building fun and exciting program in the Residence Halls. Click this link to review the RHA Website. Also you can review the RHA Hall Council Application by clicking this link.

Mail Center Update

The Mail Room has relocated. In an effort to continue providing an incredibly high level of service please click this link for more information on the new location, new hours, and updated services. Please click here and review the document for additional details. If you have any questions please contact the Mail Center at 619.260.2204 or 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 please click this link for more 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. 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