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Summer Housing

To be eligible to live in a University residence hall during the summer, you must (1) be a USD student in good academic standing; (2) have been enrolled at USD during the just completed spring semester or are enrolled (or intend to be enrolled) at USD for the upcoming fall semester; and (3) be making normal progress toward the completion of a USD degree. Exceptions to these policies will be considered but must be requested in writing and approved by the Department of Residential Life prior to the start of the summer session.

*Exceptions to these policies will be considered but must be requested in writing and approved by the Department of Residential Life prior to the start of the summer session. All nonaffiliated visitors who are not academic year students enrolled at the University of San Diego will be referred to USD's Hospitality Services regarding their summer housing requests.

If you are interested in living on campus for summer 2014 our portal will be live starting at 10:00 a.m. on April 16, 2014. Applications must be submitted to USD 2 business days prior to your requested move in day to avoid a $65 late application fee.

Room Rates

Room rates in the Apartments are based on how many people are occupying a bedroom. One person in a bedroom is a single rate. Two or more residents in a bedroom is a multiple occupancy rate. For example, a two bedroom apartment in the University Terrace Apartments could have three residents. One in a bedroom paying a single rate and two in the other bedroom paying the multiple rate. All residents would share a living room, kitchen, and dining area.

2014 Summer Housing Rate



Multiple Occupancy


Single Occupancy


*Students can change their summer dates twice before being billed $25 per change. All date changes need to be submitted 48 hours before the impacted date.

Please Note:
The above room rates are consistent throughout the summer regardless of a resident's length of stay.

Students residing on campus for Spring 2014 or Fall 2014 have an opportunity to pay for an extended stay for the summer transition weeks (the one week at the beginning and end of summer session). This is not available for those living off campus during the academic year.

Check-Out Information

  • Check-in will be at 10:30AM on the date of your approved summer housing check in.
  • Check-out will be 12 noon on the date of your approved summer housing check out.
  • Any summer resident that is not enrolled in summer session courses beyond August 1st and will not be a Fall 2014 resident must move out by noon on Friday, August 1, 2014.
  • Any summer resident enrolled in the last summer post session that will not be fall 2014 resident must move out by Friday, August 22, 2014 by 8pm. Proof of the summer post session schedule required.

Residence Halls

There are four areas where summer residents are housed. The San Antonio de Padua Apartments are located in the Valley Housing Area. The Presidio Terrace Apartments are located on Linda Vista Road. The University Terrace Apartments are located on Goshen Street. Manchester Village is located on the northeast corner of campus. These apartments offer living rooms, single and double bedrooms, dining areas and full kitchens with stoves and refrigerators.

All of the apartment units are furnished, carpeted and wired for both internet access and cable television. Each resident has a twin-size bed (Presidio Terrace and Manchester Village offers some full-size beds), dresser, desk, and desk chair. However, residents must provide their own linens (i.e. pillow, mattress cover, sheets, blanket, and towels), and a desk lamp, if desired. No small appliances are provided nor are dishes or cooking and eating utensils.

Missions Apartments: San Antonio de Padua

San Antonio De Padua ApartmentsThe San Antonio de Padua Apartments offer 41 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. Each unit is entered from an interior hallway and some have balcony views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay . A swimming pool is located at the south end of the building.

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Presidio Terraces Apartments

Presidio Terrace Apartments
The Presidio Terrace Apartments is the housing area for graduate and law students. There are 43 single-bedroom apartments furnished with sofa and chair, dining table and chairs, desk, dresser, refrigerator and stove plus a full size bed. There is a laundry room on site. Phone service, cable TV and internet access service are University provided.

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University Terraces Apartments

University Terrace Apartments The University Terrace Apartments offer a mature living environment for upperclass undergraduate students. Each of the 38 University Terrace Apartments has two bedrooms and one or two bathrooms for either three or four residents. The apartments are furnished with sofa and chair, dining table and chairs, desk, chest of drawers, refrigerator and stove plus extra long 80 in. bunkable twin beds. Apartments B - E have large sun decks with views of Mission Bay and Point Loma. The complex also has two laundry rooms and a recreation room. Phone service, cable TV, and internet access are University provided.

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Manchester Village
Building 1 (three story)

Manchester Village ApartmentsThe design of Manchester Village responds to student requests for apartments with single occupancy bedrooms. The apartments have either four single bedrooms or two double bedrooms with shared bathrooms, living and dining areas and full-size kitchens. Each bedroom will be individually wired for phone and cable television access. Manchester Village includes a computer room, study rooms, a laundry room, a vending area and two levels of underground parking.

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Crossroads Desk

The Mission Crossroads Building houses the Housing and Residential Life Office as well as a laundry room, vending machines, a change machine, the reception desk, Resident Assistant, Community Director Offices, study/conference rooms, printer, and a copy machine. Our USD residence areas also house various summer conference groups and sports camps.

All residents will have room keys encoded at the Mission Crossroads reception desk or Residential Life Office.

What You Would Need to Bring

Although university residence halls are equipped with basic furniture, you will need to provide your own blankets, sheets, pillows, towels, and desk lamps. The USD Torero Store can provide a variety of items if needed.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry facilities are located in the garage of the SAP building and on the lower level of the Mission Crossroads Building. Laundry facilities for the MV, PT and UT residents are located at each apartment facility.

Cleaning Supplies

All summer residents may obtain vacuums, toilet tissue, and trash bags from the Mission Crossroads desk. UT and PT residents may obtain vacuums from their summer living staff. Please bring your USD ID card or driver's license if you wish to borrow the vacuums or cleaning supplies.


The University Bookstore is located in the back of Loma Hall (behind Guadalupe Hall). In addition to all necessary books and supplies for your classes, the Bookstore offers souvenirs, magazines, cards, camera needs, and computer supplies as well as a variety of snacks.

Missions Fitness Center, Jenny Craig Pavilion and the Sports Center

Residents with a USD ID card are welcome to use all of our state-of-the-art fitness centers. Call 260-4353 for hours. The Sports Center is available for your use during your stay on campus. Tennis courts, pool, gym, and weight room are available. For open hours contact the Sports Center at 260-4745 or 260-4601 for a recording of the weekly schedule.

Mail Center

Located next to the Bookstore, the Mail Center is open weekdays for your postal needs. Please contact them at to set up your summer mailing needs.

If you are currently a resident of USD housing, your USD mailing address will remain the same. Residents of UT and PT will receive mail at their apartment.

The address for residents of The University Terrace is:
Your Name
(Your apartment)
Goshen Street
San Diego, CA 92110

The address for residents of The Presidio Terrace is:
Your Name
Linda Vista Road(Your Apartment Number).
San Diego, CA 92110

The address for residents of Manchester Village is:
Your Name (Your Box Number)
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

All mail for residents of San Antonio De Padua is process through the mail center:
Your Name (Your Box Number)
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Library Locations

The Copley Library is located at the northwest end of campus next to Camino Hall. The law library is at the southeast end of campus.

Health Center

A registered nurse is on duty at the Health Center Monday through Friday for minor first-aid needs and physicians referrals. The Heath Center is located behind Aroma's in Maher Hall room 140. The campus emergency number is 260-2222.

On Campus Dining Facilities

USD's dining facilities team includes staff who have been serving the USD community for as many as 35 years; chefs trained at world-renowned schools such as the Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales, and the California Culinary Academy; and a management team that is dedicated to creating enjoyable meals and services for each and every customer. For summer hours and locations available please click this link for on campus dining. Students attending the Summer Sessions may activate or add funds to their existing CampusCash Account as Dining Services does not currently offer a meal plan for summer. CampusCash may be used in all Dining Services facilities. You may purchase CampusCash at the Campus Card Services Office located in the University Bookstore. For more information, call the Campus Card Services Office at (619) 260-5999.

Residential Life Staff

Our staff is composed of Summer Residence Assistants (RAs), Summer Project Staff and full-time professionals. The Community Director and Summer Staff oversee all aspects of Residential Life including programming, and student conduct.

Damage and Cleaning Deposit

Summer residents are required to pay $100.00 Damage and Cleaning Deposit along with their room fees. This deposit will be refunded, less any damages or cleaning charges, within four weeks of check-out. Continuing USD residents who have a $100.00 Damage and Cleaning Deposit on file will not need to make an additional deposit.

Public Safety

The University Public Safety Department provides 24 hour-a-day in-duty emergency service for all campus residents and guests. The Public Safety Offices are located on the south side of the Hughes Administration Building (Following the visitor parking signs). The extension is 619- 260-7777. For emergencies dial 619-260-2222 from anywhere on campus.

ID Cards and Parking Permits

ID cards and parking permits (which are required for identification at the Sports Center, Library, and other campus facilities) are available to students who present their student number, proof of registration and photo identification for Summer Session to the Campus Card Office located in the University Center. Parking permits are required for on-campus parking during Summer Session. Parking permits can be purchased at the Parking Services Office located in Rm 102 in the University Center. Students with valid Spring semester permits do not need to purchase a Summer permit. Phone extension is 619- 260-4518 for more information.