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Campus Living

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What’s the best thing about making USD your new home? Well, everything! There’s easy access to classes and your professors, close proximity to your classmates for study group sessions, and the fact that on-campus events such as lectures, concerts, athletic events and a wide range of recreational activities are just outside your front door.

Living on-campus makes it easy to familiarize yourself with our vibrant campus community, and you’ll have an opportunity to instantly connect with the Torero lifestyle.


firstyearFirst-Year Housing

First-year housing is the home of our Living Learning Community program. These areas offer easy access to classes and your professors, as well as close proximity to your classmates for study group sessions, and convenient access to on-campus events such as lectures, concerts, athletic events and the wide range of recreational activities on campus. Each first-year area is unique, with their own live-in professional community directors, resident ministers and undergraduate resident assistants (RA's), who are committed to helping you maximize your on-campus living experience.

Check out more information on the four first-year residential areas.

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secondyearSecond-Year Housing

On-campus living at USD only gets better the second time around. Our on campus apartments are fully furnished, and the rate includes all utilities. Live-in staff offer a wide range of resources, services and personal support. They offer 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.

Spend your sophomore year living with your classmates in the Alcalá Vista Apartments (aka “The Vistas”), which are the home of the Second-Year Experience (SYE) program. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in programs and utilize services that are geared to the unique needs of both returning and transfer sophomore students. Additionally, housing is available for second-year students in the San Buenaventura Apartments, Manchester Village and the San Antonio de Padua Apartments.

Check out more information on second-year residential areas.

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upperclassUpperclass, Transfer, and Graduate Housing

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, it’s clear why so many Toreros choose to stay on campus.

Upperclassmen and transfer students can choose from five uniquely styled apartment complexes. Graduate and law students are housed in Manchester Village and Presidio Terrace Apartments.

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