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.

2017 Fall Move-In Dates

New Incoming Freshmen Residents: Friday, September 1, 2017 - Please refer to the USD Freshman Resident Move-In Schedule
New Incoming Transfer Residents: Saturday, September 2, 2017 - beginning at 9am. Please refer to the USD Transfer Move-In Memo for additional information.
New Incoming International Residents: Monday, August 28, 2017 - Please refer to the International Center for more details about International Orientation

Law Student Residents: Monday, August 14, 2017 beginning at 10am

Returning Undergraduate Residents: Monday, September 4, 2017 beginning at 10am

Graduate Student Residents: Monday, September 4, 2017 beginning at 10am

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.

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.

2017-18 First Year Student Housing Application

The first-year housing application is currently available if you still need to complete this step. 

The University of San Diego has a two-year residency requirement. Please visit the First-Year housing webpage for more information. 

First Year Living Learning Communities

Residence Hall LLC Room Types
Camino/Founders Cultivate and Illuminate Double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.
Maher Collaborate Single (limited), double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.
Missions A Advocate Single and double rooms.
Missions B Innovate Single and double rooms.

2017-18 Transfer Student Housing Application

The housing application for transfer students, including international exchange students, is currently available. Transfer housing is VERY limited and not guaranteed for students that are not a part of the two-year residency requirement.

Students will be placed in rooms on a rolling basis.

If students have specific room/roommate requests or if you would like to be connected to off-campus housing resources, please contact Residential Life at These requests cannot be guaranteed. 

The University of San Diego has a two-year residency requirement. Please visit the Transfer student housing webpage for more information. 

2017-18 Returning Student Housing Application

Current students can apply for housing for the 2017-18 academic year through the housing portal. Please note that it is past the housing sign-up deadline, and housing cannot be guaranteed. Please email Residential Life at with any specific requests.  

2017-18 Graduate/Law Students Housing Application

The housing application for new/returning graduate and law students is currently available. 

Please note, housing for graduate and law students is VERY limited. Additional resources can be found at the off-campus housing website.


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