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Missions B

The Missions B Community is a designated freshmen area. The Missions B is co-ed by floor and consists of four, three-story buildings designed in a Spanish style with arches, white stucco walls and red tiled rooftops. A Community Director (CD), 12 Resident Assistants (RAs), aMissions Bnd a Resident Minister (RM) reside in this complex, with over 350 residents. Each floor houses approximately 30 residents in fully carpeted single or double rooms and provides two furnished lounge areas. University-provided televisions are located in one of the two lounges on every floor. Each resident has a bunkable extra-long bed [80 in.], closet, chest of drawers, desk and chair. In addition, each room has wireless internet and cable television access. There are two bathroom areas on each floor with toilets, sinks and showers. The third floor rooms have window seats and the four buildings surround a grassy quadrangle. The University Alcohol Policy designates Missions B as a no alcohol living area regardless of age or class status.

Vallley 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

Day Opening Closing
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.

Valley Laundry Facilities
The Laundry Facilities includes 15 washing machines and 16 dryers thats 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.

To see the hours for the Missions Café, click here.
To see more information about the Missions Fitness Center, including hours, click here.

Community Director: Amanda Puetz

Amanda Puetz is the Community Director for Missions B. She moved to San Diego from New York City, but is originally from the San Diego area and is thrilled to be at USD. Amanda received her M.A. in Higher Education & Student Affairs from NYU and her B.A. in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Riverside. Prior to working at USD, Amanda worked Fordham University in Student Leadership & Community Development and UC Riverside in International Education. In her free time, Amanda loves to cook, spend time with family and friends, and explore San Diego.

Amanda’s Office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm, or by appointment. You can reach her at or you can call her at 619.574.8886 to set up an appointment.

Missions B Resident Minister: Charles Mansour

Charles Mansour is a Resident Minister in the Valley (San Miguel 117). He graduated from University of Diego in 2007 and then went on to Providence College where he received a Masters in Education. Presently, he is pursuing his MA in Pastoral Ministry through Boston College.

Charles is a University Minister, and you can find him in his office in Maher 260 or in his apartment in Missions B. He excited to meet all the new freshmen, to be a resource for the residents, to help build community, and to be available for whatever needs come up this year. He is also thrilled to continue working with the RA's and to work with the weekly Emmaus faith sharing group.

You can reach Charles via email at to say hello or schedule a meeting, or you're welcome to drop by his office or apartment.