First Year Housing: Camino Hall and Founders Hall

Camino and Founders Halls

Camino Hall and Founders Hall are two separate buildings, connected by a bridge, that include residence rooms in addition to classrooms and administrative offices. The majority of the residents are freshmen. Camino Hall is for male residents, and Founders Hall is for female residents. Residents are assigned to double, triple and quadruple rooms. The residence rooms are located on the second floors of both buildings. A Community Director, ten Resident Assistants, and a Resident Minister reside in the halls.

These residences were originally built as the San Diego College of Women. Their unique design offers most of the residence rooms views of beautifully landscaped courtyards. . Each resident is provided with an extra-long (80") twin bed, chest of drawers, desk and desk chair, and most of the rooms have parquet flooring. Rooms have wireless internet access and cable television access. Showers, restrooms and "Johnny Squares" (assigned sinks) are located on each hall. Laundry rooms and vending machines are also provided.

Camino-Founders is conveniently located near classrooms, the library, chapel and theater. A lounge with cable TV and computers is located in each hall. The University Alcohol Policy designates Camino-Founders as a no alcohol living area regardless of age or class status.

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Camino-Founders Resident Assistant Office
The Resident Assistant Office, located in Founders 275, is where you can find Resident Assistants working on programming efforts and performing their on-duty hours. Feel free to stop by and talk with any RA to discuss any concerns and ideas you may have for Camino and Founders Hall. The Camino/Founders RA duty hours are daily from 7:00PM - 12:00AM Sunday-Thursday, and 8:00PM – 2:00AM on Friday and Saturday.  You can reach the Camino-Founders RA Office Desk at 619-574-5715.

Please visit the Mission Crossroads desk during the day for any services including sundries such as toilet paper, vacuums, or trash bags. Mission Crossroads desk hours are Monday through Thursday 9:00AM to 7:00PM and Friday through Sunday 10:00AM to 8:00PM.

Camino-Founders Laundry Facilities
The Laundry Facilities include 15 washing machines and 16 dryers. The cost for a load of laundry in the washer is $1.25 and dryers are $.50. You need to purchase a laundry card for $2.00 and you can replenish your money on the card in $5, $10, and $20 increments. The laundry card machine does not take $1.00 bills. Students can purchase a laundry card using cash in Founders, and debit card or credit card in Camino. Students can purchase a laundry card and/or reload money on your laundry card at the Add Value station, located outside both laundry room locations.

Community Director: Terrence Shaw

Terrence Shaw is the Community Director of Camino Hall and Founders Hall. He is from MilwaukeTerrence Shaw Community Directore, WI and an avid Green Bay Packers fan. He received a B.A. in Communication and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside and a M.S.Ed. from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He have lived in St. Louis, MO for the previous two years where he worked at Saint Louis University as a Residence Hall Coordinator. He’s worked in Student Affairs throughout his undergraduate, graduate, and professional experience, primarily in Residence Life and Career Services. He really enjoy movies, music, and reading. Those are things you can frequently find him doing in his down time.

Terrence's Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, or by appointment. You can reach him at or you can call him at 619.574.5709 to set up an appointment.

Resident Minister: Troy M. Williams

Troy M. Williams is a Resident Minister in Camino Hall.  He is a second year graduate student working towards his Masters in Leadership Studies with a focus in Community Development. He enjoys traveling and is currently one of the student leaders for the university’s Jamaica study abroad program. Troy received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Clayton State University right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. He can be reached at

Resident Minister: Rachael Laustrup

For the past two years, Rachael Laustrup has worked as a facilitator for a junior high after-school program in Wyoming. From 2010 to 2012, she served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Micronesia, where she taught high school courses. 

 Rachael received her Bachelor's in International Relations from USD, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in the field of international studies and education. 

Rachael can be reached at Founders 231 or via email at

Contact Information

Residential Life
Missions Crossroads
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4777