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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 (housing@sandiego.edu).
  • The above chart applies to all transfer students with between 31 units and 59 units (completed and transferable to USD).

 

Alcala Vista Apartments

The Alcalá Vista Apartments is part of the Second Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP).  The Vistas complex includes Borrego, Cuyamaca, Laguna, and Palomar halls and is comprised of 192 apartment units.  The majority of these units have two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen, and a living room.  Each of these two-bedroom/two-bathroom units accommodates four residents in fully furnished apartments. All buildings are three-stories and are clustered around courtyards and feature the Spanish Renaissance architecture. The Alcalá Vistas newly renovated Gathering Space, Multipurpose Room, Quiet Study, conference room, and reception desk are located on the first floor of Palomar hall for all students to enjoy second-year specific events, coffee service, and the ability to congregate in small groups to study.  Laundry facilities are also onsite and are available for residents to use during designated hours. Laundry pay card stations are conveniently located in those areas.  Residential Life and University Ministry staffing includes one Community Director (CD), one Assistant Community Director (ACD), 16 Resident Assistants (RAs), and three Resident Ministers (RMs) who all reside in the Alcalá Vista Apartments.

Manchester Village

Manchester Village is a two building complex housing second-year, junior, and senior students.  It is part of the Second-Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP).  Manchester Village features apartment units comprised of four single bedrooms or two double bedrooms within a continuous occupancy area (including Christmas Break, Intersession, and Spring Break).  The continuous occupancy feature is at no additional cost for those with a full academic year agreement.  All apartment units include fully furnished living and dining areas and a kitchen.  Manchester Village includes community rooms, conference rooms, study rooms, a fitness room, two levels of abundant underground parking, and convenient USD Tram Service to main campus.  Laundry facilities are also onsite and are available for residents to use during designated hours. Laundry pay card stations are conveniently located in those areas.  Residential Life and University Ministry staffing includes one Community Director (CD), seven Resident Assistants (RAs), and one Resident Minister (RM) who all reside in Manchester Village.  Second-year students living in Manchester Village have easy access to all Second-Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP) events and activities.

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

The San Antonio de Padua Apartments (SAP) is part of the Second-Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP).  SAP houses second-year, junior, and senior students in 41 units consisting of studios for two people and one-bedroom apartments for three people within a continuous occupancy area (including Christmas Break, Intersession, and Spring Break).  The continuous occupancy feature is at no additional cost for those with a full academic year agreement.  All apartment units include fully furnished living and dining areas and a kitchen.  The SAP units facing west have a balcony overlooking Mission Bay.  Laundry facilities are also onsite and are available for residents to use during designated hours. SAP also offers comfortable study spaces on the ground level and a newly renovated outdoor living room complete with a gas lit fire pit at the south end of the building.  Residential Life and University Ministry staffing includes a Community Director (CD), three Resident Assistants (RAs), and one Resident Minister.  SAP is adjacent to the Missions Café and Fitness Center.

Missions Apartments: San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura, or San Buen is part of the Second-Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP) and houses second-year, junior, and senior students.  San Buen houses 72 apartments comprised of four single bedrooms or two double bedrooms.  All apartment units include fully furnished living and dining areas and kitchens.  Laundry facilities are also onsite and are available for residents to use during designated hours. Laundry pay card stations are conveniently located in those areas.  San Buen also offers comfortable study spaces, a classroom with SmartBoard technology, a reflection room complete with a baby grand piano, and a nearby, newly renovated outdoor living room complete with a gas lit fire pit.  San Buen is adjacent to the Missions Café and Fitness Center.  Residential Life and University Ministry staffing includes seven Resident Assistants (RAs) who live onsite and a Community Director (CD) who lives nearby.

University Terrace Apartments

The University Terraces Apartments offer a mature living environment for second-year, junior, and senior students.  The 38 apartments have two bedrooms and either 1 or 2 baths for three or four residents respectively.  The UTAs are a continuous occupancy area (including Christmas Break, Intersession, and Spring Break).  The continuous occupancy feature is at no additional cost for those with a full academic year agreement.  All units are fully furnished offering living and dining areas and a kitchen.  Most of these units, except those on the A level have a large terrace with views of Mission Bay, the Pacific Ocean, and Point Loma. The complex also has two-laundry rooms with laundry pay card stations, a fitness room and two-study rooms.  Residential Life staffing includes four Resident Assistants (RAs) who reside in the area and a nearby Assistant Community Director (ACD).  Second-year students living in the UTAs have easy access to all Second-Year Torero Experiential Program (STEP) events and activities.