The Missions A complex offers suite-style living, providing campus housing for over 250 residents, and is coed by floor. There are twelve, three-story buildings with each floor housing eight residents in single or double rooms. The suites are fully carpeted and have a furnished living room area. There are two bathrooms with showers, toilets and sinks in each suite. These bathrooms must be cleaned by the residents. Each resident has an extra-long (80") twin bed, closet, chest of drawers, and desk with chair. Each room has wireless internet, and cable television access. These units are located along the edge of Tecolote Canyon and some have views of Mission Bay. A Community Director, a Resident Minister, and ten Resident Assistants reside in Missions A. The University Alcohol Policy designates Missions A as a no alcohol living area regardless of age or class status.
Valley RA Office
The RA Office, located at the front desk of Mission Crossroads, 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 any of the Valley residence halls. The Valley RA duty hours are daily from 7:00PM - 12:00AM Sunday-Thursday, and 8:00PM – 2:00AM on Friday and Saturday. You may contact the RAs at 619-260-4625.
Mission Crossroads Desk Services
The Mission Crossroads Desk is the center of activity for the Valley area. The front desk staff encodes room key cards, takes messages, gives information, provides vacuums and other sundries such as toilet tissue and trash bags for residents. If you need to mail any items, outgoing mail is picked up twice a day Monday through Friday. You can reach the Crossroads Front Desk at 619-260-4625
Hours of Operation
|Monday||9:00 a.m.||12:00 a.m.|
|Tuesday||9:00 a.m.||12:00 a.m.|
|Wednesday||9:00 a.m.||12:00 a.m.|
|Thursday||9:00 a.m.||12:00 a.m.|
|Friday||9:00 a.m.||2:00 a.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m.||2:00 a.m.|
|Sunday||10:00 a.m.||12:00 a.m.|
*Special Holiday hours may apply and will be posted on the front door.
Missions A Community Kitchen
All Missions A residents have access to the community kitchen located in 5921-1st floor. This space has a TV, couches, sink, a stove and oven. Some kitchen items are available for check out at the Mission Crossroads desk. Residents are expected to clean up after themselves as soon as they are done cooking and are required to provide their own cleaning supplies. If dishes or items are left in the kitchen more than 12 hours, they are subject to being thrown away without notification. Please keep our community kitchen clean so we can all utilize it.
Valley Laundry Facilities
The Laundry Facilities includes 15 washing machines and 16 dryers that are located on the first floor of Mission Crossroads. 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. You can purchase a laundry card using cash, debit card, or credit card. You can purchase a laundry card and/or reload money on your laundry card at the Add Value station, located on the wall right outside the Mission Crossroads Desk.
Missions Cafe and Fitness Center
This state-of-the-art 8,515 square foot, wellness-focused facility is located in the heart of Missions housing. Designed to strengthen the minds, bodies and spirits of students, the fitness center features a yoga/pilates exercise room, cardio equipment, strength training and more. The Missions Cafe is a full-service coffee/juice bar and sandwich shop featuring an assortment of healthy food choice and late night snack options including fresh organic foods such as sandwiches, salads, plus frozen yogurt.
Missions A Community Director: Pat Marino (Interim)
Please contact Pat Marino at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding the Missions A Community.
Resident Minister: Marta Cicalkova
Marta Cicalkova is a Resident Minister in the Missions A. A native to the Czech Republic, Marta completed her Bachelor of Arts in Social Anthropology and International Relations at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Presently, she is a second year graduate student working towards her Masters in Peace Studies at the USD.
As she loves music, Marta is a very happy member of the Founders Chapel Choir here at USD. She is excited to get to know new as well as returning students – in the Missions A and during the choir rehearsals. Please feel free to contact her via email at email@example.com.