Campus Housing and Residence Halls

In partnership with other university departments, we continually enhance our facilities, services and programs in order to provide a safe, inclusive living community and to create learning opportunities that support the holistic growth of each resident.

Ask any current Torero resident or the scores of alumni who once called Alcalá Park home—they will tell you their number #1 reason for living on-campus is/was the sense of community that comes from living among your peers. Nothing can compare to the fun and excitement of living in an environment where the learning never stops and lasting memories are waiting to be made.

2016 Summer Housing Sign-Ups

If you are interested in living on campus for summer 2016 please complete the summer housing application. Applications must be submitted online 5 business days prior to your requested move in day to avoid a $65 late application fee.

For more details on summer housing and to sign up for summer housing, please visit our summer housing page.

Second Year Residency Requirement

The University has completed a significant study focused on recreating the success of the first year experience and duplicating this for second year students. Learn more about on campus housing for second year students. Living on campus offers the perfect balance.

USD Votes Campaign

The USD Votes Campaign wants you to know that students have several choices:

  • California makes it easy for students to register, and the USD Votes campaign will be encouraging all students to register as California voters in the fall.
  • If you live outside of California and want to register and vote by mail in your home state instead, we strongly encourage you to register to vote and to apply for your absentee ballot this summer, before you come back to school. Every state has different rules, and it is usually easier to deal with these issues at home.
  • Studying abroad? Make sure you register and also apply for your mail-in absentee ballot.

Questions? Visit or contact Dr. Casey Dominguez,

Renter's Insurance

Living on campus is a great opportunity but please consider pursuing Renter's Insurance or asking your parents about their home owner's insurance. Residential Life does not exclusively promote a particular provider but there is important information about your housing agreement and liability considerations.

New Student Move In

First Year Students: First year student move-in is Friday, August 26, 2016. Please read the first year move-in memo carefully for more information. 

  • Parking - Check your USD email address for an email from Residential Life with your temporary parking pass for move-in day. This pass must be printed and placed in your car. Please contact Residential Life if you have not received your parking pass.

Transfer Students: Transfer student move-in is Saturday, August 27, 2016. Please read the transfer move-in memo carefully for more information. 

2016-17 Housing Sign-Ups

The 2016-17 housing rates are now available.

Living on campus has the added value of high quality, safe facilities, and caring community and staff.

New Students

The 2016-17 housing sign up process for new undergraduate upperclassmen students is currently available!

First Year Students: To access the questionnaire please log into the mysandiego portal. The housing application may also be accessed from your mysandiego portal, or directly from the housing portal. For additional information about preparing for fall move-in and other important tasks to complete this summer prior to coming to USD please refer to the Torero Countdown Handbook. If you missed the webinar on May 10th you can still check it out!

New Transfer Students: Please be aware that living on campus is required if you fall under the two year residency requirement. All transfer students interested in fall housing are encouraged to complete a housing application as soon as possible because placements will be made based on the date the application is received. The housing application can be accessed through the mysandiego portal and on our website (see link above). If you have a specific friend you would like to live with on campus please email the request to

New Graduate and Law Students: Housing is very limited for new graduate and law students, and we are currently compiling an interest list for 2016-17 graduate and law housing. If you would like to be added to the interest list for 2016-17 housing, please complete a housing application and visit our graduate and law housing page for more information.

Returning Students

The 2016-17 fall housing application is no longer available because the deadline has passed for returning students. If you would like to be added to the interest list for 2016-17 housing please email

The Apartment Experience

Learn more information about living in on campus apartments at USD from the student perspective. We offer fully furnished apartments with full kitchens.

Take a tour of the Residence Halls

Are you interested in taking a virtual tour of our residence halls? Join Torero Life as they take you through two of our residence halls for first-year students and second-year students!

USD Fix My Home

If you have an issue in your room or apartment, please use our new convenient online work orders system to submit your requests. The entire process is moving to a paperless process to save the environment and get your requests addressed faster. You can submit a work order through our new system. If you have any questions please contact us at (619) 260-4777 or via email at

Information on Emergency Preparedness for our Resident Students

Learn about emergency preparedness for resident students.


Have a question? Check out our FAQ Page.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct15

    SOLES Fall Open House

    Saturday, October 15, 2016 // 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Sala 5998 Alcala Park
    San Diego, CA 92110

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Contact Information

Residential Life
Missions Crossroads
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4777