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.
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
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|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 email@example.com or call him at 619-260-4779 to set up an appointment.
Missions Apartments Resident Minister: Jessica Hoffman
Jessica Hoffman is the Resident Minister in Missions Apartments. She graduated from the University of San Diego in 2009. Recently, she earned her Masters of Education in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education at USD and currently works as the Physics Laboratory Manager.
Jessica values building authentic, energetic, and meaningful communities to help foster the growth of all individuals. She is excited to continue working in SAPS and connecting with the students to the USD community.
You can reach Jessica via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, stop by her office, SCST-206, or stop by her apartment, SAPS 101.