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.

2020 Spring New Student Move-In

Welcome New Toreros! Move-In days are below:

  • New International Students - Tuesday, January 21, 2020
  • New Transfer Students - Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 9:00am-12:00pm (noon)

All new residents have received the Arrival and Move-In memo in their email for some more details on your arrival (contact our office if you have not), and don't forget to print your parking pass for your specific housing area move-in.

2020 Spring Returning Student Move-In

Welcome back to USD! We are excited to welcome you home!

Returning student move-in day is Sunday, January 26, 2020! Some more information for returning students is available on the Spring Housing site. Please check in at Mata'Yuum Crossroads (formerly Missions Crossroads) or your respective housing area to activate your ID card! Specific hours of when each desk is open will be sent to you via email.

2020 Intersession Information 

Intersession Housing Application

The intersession housing application will become available on Monday, October 21st through the housing portal! For more information on summer housing rates and dates please visit the Intersession Housing site.

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.

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.

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.

2020 Spring Housing Information

Spring Housing Application

Welcome to USD! We are excited to welcome you to campus! The Spring housing application will become available on Friday, November 1st through the housing portal.

Information for returning and new first-year, transfer, and international students is available on the Spring Housing site. 

Incoming First-Year Students

The University of San Diego has a two-year residency requirement. Please visit the First-Year housing webpage for more information on housing, and the First Year Registration page for more information on other requirements before you get to USD this Spring!

Living Learning Community (LLC) Residence Hall Descriptions
Residence Hall LLC Room Types
Camino/Founders Cultivate and Illuminate

Double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.

Both halls have several shared bathrooms within each building, with multiple shower stalls, toilets and sinks in each bathroom. All residents on the floor share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 

*Please note - in Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, Camino and Founders Halls will be offline for renovation work as a part of USD's Renaissance plan. The Cultivate LLC will be temporarily relocated to the San Antonio de Padua (SAP) building for the 2020-21 academic year, and the Illuminate LLC will be relocated to Valley B. 

Maher Collaborate

Single (limited), double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.

Each room contains a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, which is shared among the residents of that room (single rooms have a private bathroom, double rooms share the bathroom with those two students, etc.)

Valley A 
(Formerly Missions A) 

Single and double rooms.

Each floor is a suite of 8 residents, with two shared bathrooms with shower, toilet and sinks. All residents in the suite share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 

Valley B
(Formerly Missions B)

Single and double rooms.

Each floor has a total of 30 residents, with two shared bathrooms, with two shower stalls, two toilets and two sinks in each bathroom. All residents on the floor share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type. 


Incoming Transfer and International Students

Move-in Day is Wednesday, January 22 for incoming transfer students and Tuesday, January 21 for incoming international students! Information for all new students is available on the Spring Housing site. Arrival and Move-In memos, and parking passes for move-in day will be posted closer to move-in. 

We look forward to you moving onto campus!

The University of San Diego has a two-year residency requirement. Please visit the Transfer Student Housing and Second Year Housing webpages for more information. 

Incoming Graduate/Law Students

Housing for graduate and law students is VERY limited. Additional resources can be found on the off-campus housing website.

The New Graduate and Law Housing Application will become available on Friday, November 1st on the housing portal. In order to be added to an interest list, please submit an application and our office will contact you if space becomes available.


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