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.

Residential Life Office: Temporary Relocation

Missions Crossroads 125 will be undergoing renovations and will be closed this summer so the Office of Residential Life will be located on the first floor of Manchester Village Building Two starting May 30th through early August.

Residential Life can still be contacted at or 619-260-4777.

All summer check ins and cleaning supply checkouts will take place in Manchester Village. There will be limited staff available daily in Missions Cafe (located in the Valley next door to Missions Crossroads 125) from 10AM-4PM if you lock yourself out, or need to pick up toilet paper/trash bags.

2018 Summer Housing

Interested in staying in San Diego this summer? You do not have to be taking classes or working on campus to live on campus this summer as long as you are a continuing USD student.

If you are interested in living on campus for summer 2018 please complete the summer housing application, which is now available. Applications must be submitted to USD 5 business days prior to your requested move in day to avoid a $65 late application fee.

Summer housing will be offered in Manchester Village Building One, the University Terrace Apartments, Presidio Terrace (grad/law and continuing students only) and San Antonio de Padua.

The daily rate for a shared room is $36 and the daily rate for single room is $44. Your student account will be billed based on the dates you provide on your application.

Transitional housing is available at the daily rate for spring 2018 and fall 2018 residents only.

To learn more about summer housing please visit our website. You can also contact Residential Life by or 619-260-4777. Our office is located on the garden level of Missions Crossroads 125.

2018-19 Returning Student Housing Sign-Ups

Interested in housing next year? The housing sign-up process closed February 28, 2018 at 4PM. The 2018-19 application  became available again on April 16 at 12noon through the portal. Please note that housing is limited and not guaranteed beyond the two-year residency requirement.

If you have a specific room or roommate request please provide that information as soon as possible to 

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.

2018 Fall Housing Sign-Ups: New Incoming Students

Incoming First-Year Students: Living Learning Communities

Tuesday, May 22nd by the end of the day: First-Year Advising Questionnaire and Housing Application due.

  • The housing application will become available again the week of July 16th. 
  • Your housing assignment will be determined by your LLC theme so it is important to complete the advising questionnaire first. To access the online housing application, go to the MySanDiego portal. Under the "New Student" tab, you will find the housing application in the "MyHousing" channel. 
  • You can access the First-Year Advising Questionnaire in your MySanDiego portal, under the “Admissions” tab and "Announcements" subtab. Look for it within the New Student Checklist on the right-hand side of the page.

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

Residence Hall LLC Room Types
Camino/Founders Cultivate and Illuminate

Double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.

Both halls have several shared bathrooms within each building, with multiple shower stalls, toilets and sinks in each bathroom. All residents on the floor share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 

Maher Collaborate

Single (limited), double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.

Each room contains a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, which is shared among the residents of that room (single rooms have a private bathroom, double rooms share the bathroom with those two students, etc.)

Missions A Advocate

Single and double rooms.

Each floor is a suite of 8 residents, with two shared bathrooms with shower, toilet and sinks. All residents in the suite share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 

San Antonio de Padua Advocate

Triple and quadruple rooms.

All three floors of SAP will be reserved for first-year students participating in Advocate. SAP typically offers apartments for students in groups of 3 and 4. Each apartment comes fully furnished, including a full kitchen and one bathroom to be shared by all students.

Missions B Innovate

Single and double rooms.

Each floor has a total of 30 residents, with two shared bathrooms, with two shower stalls, two toilets and two sinks in each bathroom. All residents on the floor share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 

Incoming Transfer and Returning Students

Transfer/upperclassman housing is VERY limited and not guaranteed for students that are not a part of the two-year residency requirement.

Wednesday, May 16th at 12 noon: Transfer Housing Application becomes available.

The University of San Diego has a two-year residency requirement. Please visit the Transfer Student Housing and Second Year Housing webpages for more information. 

If you would like to be connected to off-campus housing resources, please contact Residential Life at

Incoming and Returning Graduate/Law Students

Housing for graduate and law students is VERY limited. Additional resources can be found at the off-campus housing website. Please email to be added to the interest list and our office will contact students based on availability.

Wednesday, May 16th at 12 noon: New Graduate and Law Housing Application becomes available.

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