Residential Life

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We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive living community and to creating learning opportunities for actively enhancing the growth of the resident as a whole person.


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.

Important Dates

Summer housing application: Available starting Wednesday April 16 at 10am
Last day of classes: Tuesday May 13, 2014
Final exams: Friday May 16 through Thursday May 22, 2014
Spring move out: Friday May 23, 2014 at noon, or 24 hours after your last final - whichever comes earlier
Law move out: Sunday May 18, 2014
Graduating seniors move out:
May 26, 2014 at noon - *participants confirmed through registrar
Summer housing Begins: June 1, 2014

Incoming New Student Dates

New Transfer, Graduate, and Law Housing Application: Monday May 5, 2014 at 10am
Freshman Advising Questionnaire: Monday May 12, 2014 at 8am
New Freshman Housing Application: Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 10am


2014 - 2015 Academic Year Housing Sign Ups

Residential Life is excited to announced that the 0% room rate increase has been approved by the Board of Trustees! You can live on campus for the 2014 - 2015 academic year for the same price!

Thank you to all the students who successfully completed the Housing Sign-Up Process. This year we had great success with finding students their requested spaces! If you want to make any changes or have questions about availability please feel free to contact us at any time. We do have spaces available so if you have any friends who missed this process please have them contact us!

Please email us at or you can reach us by phone at 619.260.4777.


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.


Need a summer job? Work for Res Life!

Residential Life is actively searching for high-energy, responsible, committed, candidates to fill three summer positions. We are hiring: Summer Project Workers, Summer Office Assistants, and Community Development RAs. Before applying please closely review the job descriptions linked above. Click here to apply for a summer position and be sure to complete this application in full. Applications are due no later than April 4th. Interviews will be scheduled April 16 through April 18. Offers will be sent April 24 and acceptance letters must be returned to Missions Crossroads no later than April 28 at noon. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at or at (619) 260 – 4777.


Join the OLE! Welcome Team

Please consider the opportunity to welcome new students and assist with the move-in process this August 2014 by serving on the USD Welcome Team or Event Crew.

Welcome Team and Event Crew roles provide you with the opportunity to participate in OLÉ! Weekend in a fun way and move-in to your residence hall early ($260 value).

Click here for the registration forms

A training meeting (with food) will occur for those registered on Tuesday, May 13 at 7PM or Wednesday, May 14 at 12PM. Students may choose to attend one.

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.