Valley Apartments (Formerly Mission Apartments): San Antonio De Padua

San Antonio de Padua Apartments

San Buenaventura and the San Antonio de Padua (SAP) apartments together represent the Valley Apartments, the second-year and upper class options for living in the Valley. SAP offers 41 units consisting of studios for two residents and large one-bedroom apartments for three residents. A laundry room and a study/piano lounge are located on the ground level of this three-story building. Each unit is entered from an interior hallway and some have balcony views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay. There is an outdoor living space that features a large seating area, fire pit, lounge chairs, and patio furniture perfect for spending time with friends or pursuing outdoor study groups.

Please note that for the 2018-19 academic year that SAP will house only first-year students that are part of the Advocate LLC which is a close walk from Valley A.

For the upcoming 2019-20 academic year SAP will return to housing second-year and upper division students.

SAP Move In Parking Pass

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Missions Cafe and Fitness Center

This state-of-the-art 8,515 square foot, wellness-focused facility is located in the heart of Valley housing. Designed to strengthen the minds, bodies and spirits of students, the fitness center features a yoga/pilates exercise room, cardio equipment, strength training and more. The Missions Cafe is a full-service coffee/juice bar and sandwich shop featuring an assortment of healthy food choice and late night snack options including fresh organic foods such as sandwiches, salads, plus frozen yogurt.

To see the hours for the Missions Café, please visit the Dining Services website.
To see more information about the Missions Fitness Center, please visit the Campus Recreation website.

Valley Housing Desk Services

The Mata'yuum Crossroads Desk is the center of activity for the Valley area. The front desk staff encodes room key cards, gives information, and provides toilet tissue and trash bags for residents. There is some sports equipment and cleaning supplies (vacuums, swiffers) for check out at the desk.   If you need to mail any items, outgoing mail is picked up twice a day Monday through Friday. You can also check out foosball items to use in the San Antonio de Padua Apartments (SAP) Lounge. You can reach the Crossroads Front Desk at (619) 260-4625.

Hours of Operation

Day Opening Closing
Monday 9:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. 2:00 a.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. 12:00 a.m.

SAP Laundry Facilities

The Laundry Facilities are on the lower level of the SAP building. 

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

Valley Housing RA Office

The Resident Assistant Office, in Crossroads, is where you can find Resident Assistants working on programming efforts and performing their on-duty hours. The RA office is located at the Mata'yuum Crossroads Desk. You may contact the RAs at (619) 260-4625.

San Antonio de Padua Community Director: Bernadette Smith

Bernadette Smith is the Community Director for Valley A and San Antonio de Padua (SAP).  She oversees the RA staff, Hall Council, programming efforts, and general upkeep of Missions A/SAP.  She is originally from a suburb of Philadelphia.  Bernadette completed both a Bachelors of Science and a Masters in Public Administration (focusing in Non-Profit Management) at Villanova University.  During her time at Villanova, she was a member of the Residence Life staff for three years and an active participant in campus service opportunities. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up an appointment Bernadette can be reached via email at or phone at (619) 260-4647.  Her office is Mata'yuum Crossroads 235, so feel free to say hello when the door is open!

Resident Minister: Amy Gembara

A Gembara

Amy Gembara is the Resident Minister for Missions A. She is originally from the Chicagoland area. Her undergraduate degree is from Fordham University (Bronx Campus) in Classical Languages and English. Post-grad she worked in Campus Ministry and Service Learning for high school and college students in California and Chicago.

She is pursing a Master's of Divinity at the Institute of Pastoral Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Amy recently worked as an Interfaith Chaplain through CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital. Her passions include Praise & Worship, food, Zumba and travel.

Amy is very excited to walk with and serve students and staff as a Resident Minister at USD. She can't wait to meet the students in Valley A! Please feel free to stop by for a visit!