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.
Summer Student Jobs
Want to live on-campus and work for Residential Life during the summer? See the job descriptions and apply for the two different positions below. Contact our office with any questions. Applications must be submitted online by Friday, April 22 at 12pm noon to be considered.
Spring 2016 Housing Application
Any resident interested or in need of housing for the Spring 2016 semester please contact the Department of Residential Life at firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-260-4777. You are also encouraged to come by our office located on the garden level of Mission Crossroads.
If you already know a specific roommate and/or room that you would like to move into, please email email@example.com with your request as soon as possible. While Residential Life does not guarantee building or occupancy type, we will do our best to accommodate your request if mutually agreed upon by the other residents in that room/apartment and submitted in a timely manner.
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.
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.
Television Cable Update
Based on student input, Residential Life is fully examining the interest and effectiveness of providing full cable service in our Residence Halls. For the 2015-16 academic year, Residential Life has invested the cost savings from the removal of cable television and doubled the bandwidth for Internet on campus.
Also, know that you will still have access to 16 HD channels (much higher quality than previous cable we received) through the USD campus cable TV infrastructure. Please refer to the USD Campus Cable Guide for additional information.
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, please visit our summer housing page.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the 2016-17 housing sign up process for new undergraduate students will not be available until May.
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 the application on the housing portal.
The Apartment Experience
Take a tour of the Residence Halls
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 email@example.com.
Information on Emergency Preparedness for our Resident Students
Learn about emergency preparedness for resident students.
Have a question? Check out our FAQ Page.
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