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First-Year Housing

What’s the best thing about making USD your new home? Well, everything! There’s the easy access to classes and your professors, the 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.

In order to help you make a seamless transition to college life and community living, each first-year residence has 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.

Living on campus makes it easy to familiarize yourself with our vibrant campus community, and whether you choose to become part of our dynamic Living Learning Communities or stay in one of our other first-year on-campus residences, you’ll have an opportunity to instantly connect with the Torero lifestyle.


Camino/Founders Hall

The Camino/Founders complex features two connected buildings on the west end of campus that were originally built for the San Diego College of Women in the early 1950s.Camino Hall is an all-male hall, while Founders Hall is for female residents. Their unique design provides most rooms with a view of the beautifully landscaped courtyards. Each resident is provided a twin bed, chest of drawers, desk and desk chair. Camino Hall and Founders Hall are adjacent to the chapel, theater, classrooms and student lounges, making them true living and learning centers.




Maher Hall

Located at the center of campus and adjacent to the beautiful Plaza de San Diego, Maher Hall provides student housing on the top three stories of the building. Coed by wing, the rooms accommodate two, three or four residents. Each resident is provided a twin bed, chest of drawers, desk and desk chair


Mission Housing Complex

The Mission Housing Complex is positioned within close proximity of the Student Life Pavilion on the east end of main campus. Coed by floor, the Missions A Complex offers suite-style living, as each floor having a semi-private shower and bathroom. Each resident is provided a twin bed, chest of drawers, desk and desk chair, and the lounges are furnished. The Missions B Complex consists of four three-story buildings that offer single and double bedrooms. Each resident is provided a twin bed, chest of drawers, desk and desk chair.  Each floor provides residents with two bathroom areas and two lounges.




Living-Learning Communities

At USD, our Living Learning Communities (LLC) allow you the unique opportunity to bond with like-minded Toreros who share your passion for life and learning. Designed to provide an enriching academic and social experience for first-year students, each LLC is built around core themes central to the USD student experience.

For more information, visit the Residential Life website.