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.

2019 Spring Closing/Move Out Information

The end of the semester is almost here! Please see below for important Closing/Check-Out information:

  • Closing Memos/Dates - Review the Closing Memos (first year areas and apartment areas) for important dates and reminders of your responsibilities when leaving your rooms. 
    • Those important dates include the following:
      • 24-Hour Quiet Hours begin Wednesday, May 15 at 7pm through Friday, May 24 at noon. Any noises that can be heard outside your room could result in a $25 fine for each resident. We want to want to prioritize creating a good study environment for all residents during finals!
      • Check-Out by Friday, May 24 at noon, or 24 hours after your last final, whichever comes sooner. You should have received a confirmation email of an approved late stay if you were granted one (for example, May 27 for graduating seniors).
  • Moving Bins - Moving bins will be available for you to check-out from your residential area desks during limited hours during finals. Specific hours for your area will be sent to you via email.
  • Parking - Parking Services will designate specific loading zones for you to park your car for 15 minutes to load your items. PLEASE NOTE - Remaining in a loading zone for longer than 15 minutes could result in a parking citation or your vehicle being towed.
  • Donations - Looking to donate your gently used items or non-perishable, unopened food? Donation bins are now located in each RA office/residencial area for you to do so!

We hope you have a wonderful summer!

2019 Summer Information 

Summer Housing Application

The summer housing application is now available through the housing portal!

For more information on summer housing rates and dates please visit the Year-Round Housing site.


2019-2020 Prospective Community Director

If you are interested in learning about becoming a Community Director please visit the Prospective Community Director website.

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 housing@sandiego.edu.

Information on Emergency Preparedness for our Resident Students

Learn about emergency preparedness for resident students.

FAQ's

Have a question? Check out our FAQ Page.

2019 Fall Housing Information

Incoming First-Year Students: Living Learning Communities

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 fall!

All First-Year Students must complete the First-Year Advising Questionnaire. The questionnaire goes live Wednesdsay, May 15 at 11 a.m. (PT) and is due on May 22.

Once you have completed the questionnaire you will be able to complete the First-Year Housing Application beginning on Thursday, May 16 at 12 p.m. (PT) and will end on May 22.

The First-Year Advising Questionnaire and Housing Application are available to you in your My SanDiego portal. 

Move in Day information for First-Year students is available on the Fall Housing site. 

 

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. 

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) 
Advocate

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)
Innovate

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 Students

Transfer/upper division housing is VERY limited and not guaranteed for students that are not a part of the two-year residency requirement.

The Transfer Housing Application is will become available on Thursday, May 16 at 12pm noon in the housing portal.

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. 

If you would like to be connected to off-campus housing resources, please contact Residential Life at housing@sandiego.edu

Incoming Graduate/Law Students

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

The New Graduate and Law Housing Application is will become available on Thursday, May 16 at 12pm noon in the housing portal. In order to be added to interest please submit an application and our office will contact you if space becomes available.

Returning Students

The 2019-2020 housing application process is now closed for returning students. 

 Returning upperclassman and graduate/law student housing is VERY limited and not guaranteed for students that are not a part of the two-year residency requirement.

If you would like to be added to the interest list for 2019-20 housing please visit the Application page and complete the 2019-2020 Housing Application.

If you are not part of the two-year residency requirement we urge you to explore these off-campus housing resources. 

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