Second Year Experience Special Interest Community
*Interested in pursuing the New Pilot Second Year Experience Special Interest Community? Click this link to learn more information.
PLEASE NOTE: USD requires that all unmarried freshmen and sophomore students, under 20 years of age and not commuting from the primary (i.e. full-time) home of their parent(s) or legal guardian, must live in university housing. All contracts are for the full academic year, which consists of both fall and spring semesters, or if entered into after the beginning of the academic year, for the remainder of that academic year. These policies apply to any freshman and transfer students who enter USD with less than 60 credit units. *The second-year requirement is to be implemented Fall, 2014 for transfer students and incoming first-year students.
One of the major benefits of living on campus is the convenient access to resident assistants, faculty and University Ministry members who are more than just residence staff; they’re also your neighbors. With such a wide range of resources, services and personal support offered, it’s no wonder why so many Toreros choose to stay on campus after their first-year living experience.
Campus apartments are available for sophomore students. All apartments have wireless internet access and are cable ready with satellite TV hookups. Several faculty and Resident Ministers reside in the campus apartments along with area Community Directors or Community Coordinators, and Resident Assistants. The apartments are very popular and are filled quickly each year by continuing students. Each resident has a chest of drawers, desk, desk chair, plus all units have a sofa and chair, dining table and chairs, and kitchens that include stoves and refrigerators. No small appliances, dishes, pans or utensils are provided. The room rates for all the apartment complexes include the cost of utilities.
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Apartments available to sophomores are:
Alcala Vista Apartments
Home of the Second Year Experience, Sitting adjacent to the Sports Center Complex, residents of the Alcalá Vista Apartments live less than a two-minute walk to the student fitness center, pool and tennis courts. This Spanish Renaissance-style complex features three elegant courtyards for residents to relax in. The three-story complex has 192 apartments, designed to accommodate up to four residents each.
Next to Manchester Canyon Field stands Manchester Village, which offers a more personalized living experience. Students may choose from one, two or four bedroom apartments.
Missions Apartments: San Antonio de Padua
Across from Missions Café and Fitness Center in the area known as "The Valley" are the San Antonio De Padua apartments. The San Antonio de Padua offers units consisting of studios for two residents and large one-bedroom apartments for three residents. A laundry room, study/computer lounge and recreation room are located on the ground level of this three-story building. A swimming pool is located at the south end of the building.
Missions Apartments: San Buenaventura
Adjacent to the Missions Café and Fitness Center in the area known as "The Valley" are the San Buenaventura apartment complexes. San Buenaventura is USD's newest residence hall, and features apartments with larger rooms and bathrooms. The building also has a plethora of study rooms, multipurpose rooms and even a classroom, where several classes are held each year.
For more information about the Second Year Experience program, please visit the SYE website.
For more information about on campus events and program, please visit the RHA website.