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Upperclassmen and Transfer Housing

Five different Campus apartments are available for junior, senior and transfer undergraduate 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, 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 as well as graduate, transfer and law students, you’re sure to find that perfect place to call home. Add in the fact that you’ll have convenient access to resources and support from resident assistants, faculty and University Ministry staff who share your living space, and it’s clear why so many Toreros choose to stay on campus after their first-year living experience.

Transfer Housing Information

Interested in learning more about transfer housing? Click here to learn more about the different housing options and we look forward to you joining our campus community. All unmarried students who are not commuting from the primary (i.e. full-time) home of their parent(s) or legal guardian, are required to live on campus at USD if on the contract start date you:

  • are under the age of 20 (or)
  • have less than 60 completed units (or)
  • have not completed 4 full time enrolled semesters.

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.

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.

Manchester Village

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 first floor will be a first- year living area, with 3-4 residents in these apartments 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

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.

University Terrace Apartments

Located just across campus, 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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