Missions Apartments: San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura Apartments

San Buenaventura (SBV) and the San Antonio de Padua (SAP) apartments together represent the Missions Apartments, the second-year and upper class options for living in the Valley. San Buenaventura offers the latest amenities in residential life, the 92,300 square-foot hall features apartments with wireless Internet access, ceiling fans, and a full kitchen with a refrigerator, stove, and microwave. The building has many perks to offer residents. These include large bedrooms, living rooms, and large bathrooms. Each of the building's four floors has a study room. There are also three multipurpose rooms – two for seminars, meetings or social gatherings and one fully equipped entertainment room with plasma TV, air hockey table and pool table. Additionally, there are elevators and even a putting green! The residence hall houses 88 single bedrooms, 76 double bedrooms, and 12 apartments for USD live-in staff.

San Buenaventura offers housing to second-year students and is the home of STEP.

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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 Missions 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.

Missions Housing Desk Services

The Mission 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.  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.

San Buenaventura Laundry Facilities

The Laundry facilities are on the first floor. 

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

Mission 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 Mission Crossroads Desk. You may contact the RAs at (619) 260-4625.

Missions Apartments Community Director: Kevin Melara

Kevin Melara is the Community Director for Missions Apartments.  He oversees the student staff and hall council in San Buenaventura, SAP, UTAs, and PTAs.  Kevin is originally from Los Angeles where he earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology at California State University Northridge and a Masters of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs from the University of Southern California (USC).  Kevin served as a RA for two years at Cal State Northridge, a professional Assistant Resident Director at UCLA working primarily with transfer students and upperclass students, and as a residence coordinator within a residential college model at USC.  Kevin has work experience with NCAA compliance and marketing as well.

Kevin's office is located in Missions Crossroads and he can be reached Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 5:00PM, or by appointment. Like many other staff across campus, Kevin has other commitments during the day and may not be in his office. Please email him at kmelara@sandiego.edu or call him at 619-260-4777 to set up an appointment.  

Missions Apartments Resident Minister: Father Gino Correa


Fr. Gino Correa, OFM is the new Resident Minister for Missions Apts.  Fr. Gino is a University Chaplain and is originally from the Land of Enchantment, New Mexico.  Fr. Gino is a Franciscan Friar and has ministered previously in Hispanic and Native American missions.  He holds graduate degrees in Scripture and Counseling and looks forward to working with students and staff as Chaplain and as Resident Minister.

Fr. Gino can be reached at his office at University Ministries or by way of e-mail correagi@sandiego.edu.