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Missions Apartments: San Antonio De Padua

San Antonio de Padua Apartments

San Buenaventura and the San Antonio de Padua (SAPs) apartments together represent the Missions Apartments, the sophomore and upper class options for living in the Valley. The SAPs, in the Missions Housing area, offer 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 residents that stay for the full academic year. A laundry room, study/computer lounge and recreation room 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. A swimming pool is located at the south end of the building.

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

Missions Housing Desk Services
The Mission Crossroads Desk is the center of activity for the Mission Housing area. The front desk staff encodes room key cards, takes messages, gives information, provides vacuums and other sundries for residents. 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 (SAPs) 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.

SAPs Laundry Facilities
The Laundry Facilities are on the lower level of the SAPs building. 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. There are two machines to do this, located in Missions Crossroads, one for cash, the other for credit cards. The laundry card machine does not take $1.00 bills.

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 new Community Director for Missions Apartments.  He will oversee 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.  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 her at 619-260-4777 to set up an appointment.