Missions Apartments: San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura Apartments

San Buenaventura (SBV) and the San Antonio de Padua (SAPs) apartments together represent the Missions Apartments, the sophomore and upper class options for living in the Valley. Boasting the latest amenities in residential life, the 92,300 square-foot hall features apartments with wireless Internet access, ceiling fans, and a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, and microwave. The building has many perks to offer residents. These include large bedrooms, living rooms, and large bathrooms. Each of the building's four floors has a study room. There are also three multipurpose rooms – two for seminars, meetings or social gatherings and one fully equipped entertainment room with plasma TV, air hockey table and pool table. Additionally, there are elevators and even a putting green! The residence hall houses 88 single bedrooms, 76 double bedrooms, and 12 apartments for USD live-in staff.

The first three floors of San Buenaventura will be the home of the STEP. Upperclass students can pursue the fourth floor 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.

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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 Buenaventura 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.

San Buenaventura Laundry Facilities
The Laundry facilities are on the first floor. 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. There is a machine to do this in the laundry room (credit card only) and in Missions Crossroads (cash). 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.

Missions Apartments Community Director: Kevin Melara

Kevin Melara is the 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 him at 619-260-4779 to set up an appointment.  

Missions Apartments Resident Minister: Kerry Rogers

Kerry Rogers

Kerry Rogers is a Resident Minister in Missions Apartments (San Buen 240). She graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2014 with a BA in English. She spent the past year living in San Diego as a member of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps working with San Diego Youth Services. In addition to being a Resident Minister, she currently works full time for San Diego Youth Services as a Prevention Specialist.

Kerry is so excited to become part of the University of San Diego community, to get to know students and be a resource for them and to learn from them, and to work with RAs to build community for residents. You can reach Kerry via email at krogers@sandiego.edu to say hi or set up a time to meet, or by coming by her apartment in San Buen.