Missions Apartments: San Antonio De Padua

San Antonio de Padua Apartments

San Buenaventura and the San Antonio de Padua (SAP) apartments together represent the Missions Apartments, the second-year and upper class options for living in the Valley. SAP offers 41 units consisting of studios for two residents and large one-bedroom apartments for three residents. Continuous occupancy (including Christmas Break, Intersession and Spring Break) is available at no additional expense to non-first year residents that stay for the full academic year. A laundry room and a study/piano lounge are located on the ground level of this three-story building. Each unit is entered from an interior hallway and some have balcony views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay. There is an outdoor living space that features a large seating area, fire pit, lounge chairs, and patio furniture perfect for spending time with friends or pursuing outdoor study groups.

SAP offers housing for second-year, junior and senior students. Please note that for the 2017-18 academic year that SAP will also house first-year students on the first floor that are part of the Advocate LLC which is a close walk from Missions A.

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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, please visit the Dining Services website.
To see more information about the Missions Fitness Center, please visit the Campus Recreation website.

Missions Housing Desk Services

The Mission Crossroads Desk is the center of activity for the Valley area. The front desk staff encodes room key cards, gives information, and provides toilet tissue and trash bags for residents. There is some sports equipment and cleaning supplies (vacuums, swiffers) for check out at the desk.   If you need to mail any items, outgoing mail is picked up twice a day Monday through Friday. You can also check out foosball items to use in the San Antonio de Padua Apartments (SAP) Lounge. 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.

SAP Laundry Facilities

The Laundry Facilities are on the lower level of the SAP building. 

Please see our Residential Life Services website for more information on laundry services.

Mission Housing RA Office

The Resident Assistant Office, in Crossroads, is where you can find Resident Assistants working on programming efforts and performing their on-duty hours. The RA office is located at the Mission Crossroads Desk. You may contact the RAs at (619) 260-4625.

San Antonio de Padua Community Director: Kevin Melara

Kevin Melara is the Community Director for Missions Apartments.  He oversees the student staff and hall council in San Buenaventura, SAP, UTAs, and PTAs.  Kevin is originally from Los Angeles where he earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology at California State University Northridge and a Masters of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California (USC).  Kevin served as a RA for two years at Cal State Northridge, a professional Assistant Resident Director at UCLA working primarily with transfer students and upperclass students, and as a residence coordinator within a residential college model at USC.  Kevin has work experience with NCAA compliance and marketing as well.

Kevin's office is located in Missions Crossroads and he can be reached Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM, or by appointment. Like many other staff across campus, Kevin has other commitments during the day and may not be in his office. Please email him at kmelara@sandiego.edu or call him at 619-260-4777 to set up an appointment.  

Resident Minister: Father Gino Correa


Fr. Gino Correa, OFM is the new Resident Minister in the Mission Apts.  Fr. Gino is the new University Chaplain and is originally from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico.  Fr. Gino is a Franciscan Friar and has ministered previously in Hispanic and Native American missions.  He holds graduate degrees in Scripture and Counseling and looks forward to working with students and staff as Chaplain and as Resident Minister.

Fr. Gino can be reached at his office at University Ministries or by way of e-mail correagi@sandiego.edu.