First Year Housing: Maher Hall

Maher Hall


Please note the following housing information on these pages reflects our past practices and we are in the process of determining any possible changes due to COVID-19. We will provide updates as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Maher Hall LLC: Collaborate

Please note that Maher Hall has single/double (limited), triple and quadraple 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.)

Maher Move In Parking Pass

Maher Hall is a freshman residence hall located on the top three floors of the five-story building that was originally St. Francis Seminary. Maher is co-ed by wing. Most of the rooms are triples or quads, and a very limited number of double and single rooms are also available. A Community Director, eight Resident Assistants, and a Resident Minister reside in this area.

The first two floors contain classrooms and administrative offices. Most rooms have carpeting in the main living area. The residence rooms and bathrooms must be cleaned by the residents. Each resident is provided with an extra-long (80") twin bed, chest of drawers, desk, and desk chair. In addition, each room has wireless internet and basic cable TV access. Most residence rooms are entered from the outside balconies and some rooms have splendid views of Mission Bay, Tecolote Canyon, or the fountain in front of Maher. Vending machines and laundry areas are also provided. Maher Hall is centrally located on campus near classrooms, the health center, the library, bookstore, the mail center, Aromas and the Hahn University Center. A TV lounge and a study lounge are both located on the fifth floor. The University Alcohol Policy designates Maher Hall as a no alcohol living area regardless of age or class status.

View some 360 degree photos of Maher Hall.

Maher RA Office

The Resident Assistant Office, located in Maher 306W, is where you can find Resident Assistants working on programming efforts and performing their on-duty hours. Feel free to stop by and talk with any RA to discuss any concerns and ideas you may have for Maher Hall. The Maher RA duty hours are daily from 8pm-midnight Sunday7:00PM - 12:00AM Monday-Thursday, and 8:00PM – 2:00AM on Friday and Saturday. You can reach the Maher RA Office Desk at 619-767-3177.

Please visit the RA Office desk during duty hours for any services including sundries such as toilet paper, vacuums, or trash bags.

Maher Group Study Lounge

The Study Lounge is located on the 5th floor. You will find approximately a dozen individual desks and chairs in the lounge.

Maher Lounge

The Maher Lounge is located on the 5th floor. Relax and watch a movie on the leather couches. Grab your pool cue for a game on the pool table found in the lounge. There is a DVD player for viewing the latest release. You can check out the DVD player and pool equipment at the Maher RA Office (MH 306W).

Maher Laundry Facilities

The Laundry Facilities include washing machines and dryers located on each floor of Maher Hall.You can purchase a laundry card and/or reload money on your laundry card at the Add Value station, located on the wall right outside the Maher Desk (MH 306W).

Please visit our Residential Life Services website for more information on laundry services.


On the first floor of Maher Hall, on the west end, is USD’s award winning coffeehouse. Always abuzz with activity, Aromas is the perfect setting to enjoy a beverage with friends without having to leave campus. They have couches, tables, and computer stations for students to use. Please visit their website for more information.

Maher Community Director: Carrington Lemon

Carrington Lemon is the Community Director for Maher Hall. He was born and raised in the heart of Chicago, Illinois, where he spent one too many cold winters and humid summers. He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago in Political Science and Sociology. Carrington's involvement in new student orientation during his undergraduate career influenced his decision to continue his educational journey. He went on to earn his master's degree in Higher Education Leadership at the University of San Diego. During his time at USD, he found his true passion working with students and aspires to go to law school one day.

Carrington’s office is located in Maher 306E. He can be contacted by email at or by phone at 619-767-3105, Monday thru Friday.

Resident Minister: Fr. Michael White, C.S.Sp.

Fr. Mike White, C.S.Sp. is University Chaplain at USD and resides in Maher Hall (Maher 410). JoininFather Mike White Maher Resident Ministerg the Congregation of the Holy Spirit religious community (also known as the “Spiritans”) in College, he completed undergraduate studies at Rice University and the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX in 1977 with degrees in Philosophy and Education.  He completed his novitiate and professed vows as a Spiritan in 1979 prior to entering graduate studies (in Theology) at St. Mary’s University and (in Divinity) at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX.

He assists in liturgies, retreats, counseling, spiritual direction and overseeing the first year program of the Bishop Maher Catholic Leadership Scholars.  He also assists as an adjunct Lecturer in the Theology and Religious Studies Department at USD, teaching Christianity and Its Practice, Introduction to Catholic Theology and Theology of Christian Marriage classes.

Please feel free to drop by his office (Maher 201), his apartment (Maher 410), or email him at