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Upperclassmen and Transfer Housing

Four different campus apartments are available for junior, senior and transfer undergraduate students. All apartments have wireless internet access. Several Resident Ministers reside in the campus apartments along with area Community Directors, Assistant Community Directors, and Resident Assistants. 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.

With a wide range of student housing options for upperclassmen and transfer students, you’re sure to find that perfect place to call home. Additionally you’ll have convenient access to resources and support from resident assistants and University Ministry staff, and it’s clear why so many Toreros choose to stay on campus.

Transfer Housing Information

All unmarried students with credits defining them as either a first-year or second-year student who are under 20 years of age at the initial start date of their first agreement period of occupancy at the University and who do not commute from the permanent (i.e. primary and not a secondary) San Diego County home of their parent(s) or court appointed legal guardian are required to live in University housing. A Resident who becomes 20 years of age following the Resident’s initial matriculation at the University will still be subject to and required to fulfill the two-year residency requirement.

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.

2 semesters 1 semester 20 or Older* 60+ Units 4 Semesters Completed
Fall Enrollment x E E E
Spring Enrollment x E E E
  • X means required and E means exception.
  • *20 years or older on the day of first year agreement period of occupancy (Current Students: September 1, 2014, Incoming Spring Students: January 23, 2015, and Incoming Fall Students: August 31, 2015).

  • Part time enrollment is based on age and units. Contact Residential Life via email for more information (
  • The above chart applies to all transfer students with between 31 units and 59 units (completed and transferable to USD).


Alcala Vista Apartments

Home of the STEP, 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 study or hang out with friends. The three-story complex has 192 apartments, designed to accommodate up to four residents each.

Manchester Village

Next to Manchester Field stands Manchester Village, which offers a more personalized living experience. A majority of apartments accomodate four residents in a single bedroom configuration. There are limited two person apartments also available.

Missions A

Coed by floor, the Missions A Complex offers suite-style living, in which each floor consists of a semi-private shower and bathroom, with furnished lounges. Each suite has eight residents living in either single or double bedrooms. Each suite has its own common room and two bathrooms to be shared by the eight residents of the suite.

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. Each apartment houses 3-4 residents will full kitchens, living areas and private bathrooms. A laundry room, study/computer lounge and recreation room are located on the ground level of this three-story building.

Missions Apartments: San Buenaventura

Home of the STEP, adjacent to the Missions Café and Fitness Center in the area known as "The Valley" is the San Buenaventura apartment complex. San Buenaventura is USD's newest residence hall, and features apartments for sophomore, juniors, and seniors. The building also has several study rooms, multipurpose rooms and even a classroom, where several classes are held each year.

University Terrace Apartments

Located just across Linda Vista, the University Terrace Apartments (UTAs) offer one of the most spectacular views in San Diego. Overlooking Mission Bay, residents of the UTAs get a front row seat every evening to the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean. Each of the 38 units offers a furnished living room, full kitchen, and a spacious patio. The UTAs have two bedrooms and can house three to four residents.

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