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.

2018 Fall Move-In Dates

New Incoming First-Year Residents: Friday, August 31, 2018. Please review the first-year move-in memo for specific move-in times and additional information.

New Incoming Transfer Residents: Saturday, September 1, 2018 - beginning at 9am. Please review the transfer move-in memo for additional information.

New Incoming International Residents: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 beginning at 10am. Please refer to the International Center for more details about International Orientation.

Law Student Residents: Monday, August 13, 2018 beginning at 10am

Returning Undergraduate Residents: Monday, September 3, 2018 beginning at 10am

Graduate Student Residents: Monday, September 3, 2018 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.

2018 Fall Housing 

Incoming First-Year Students: Living Learning Communities

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 became 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.

Wednesday, May 16th at 12 noon: New Graduate and Law Housing Application became available. In order to be added to the 2018-19 interest please submit an application and our office will contact you if space becomes available.

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