Valley Apartments (Formerly Mission Apartments): San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura Apartments

Traditionally available for second-year and upper-division students, San Buen will offer single-room housing for first-year students in Advocate and Cultivate


San Buenaventura (SBV) and the San Antonio de Padua (SAP) apartments together represent the Valley Apartments. 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. Additionally, there are elevators and even a putting green! The residence hall houses 1 Community Director, 11 RAs, a Resident Minister for the 165 residents in the building.

For the 2020-21 academic year, San Buen has been adjusted to offer single-room housing within shared apartments to first-year students.

Check out some still photos of San Buen, as well as some 360-degree photos (you may need to use the older version of Facebook to view the 360 photos).

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Bosley Cafe and Fitness Center

This state-of-the-art 8,515 square foot, the 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 Bosley 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 Bosley Café, please visit the Dining Services website.

To see more information about the Bosley Fitness Center, please visit the Campus Recreation website.

Valley Housing Desk Services

The Matta'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 are 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 8:30 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. 12:00 a.m.
Friday 8:30 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.

Valley 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 Matta'yuum Crossroads Desk. You may contact the RAs at (619) 260-4625.

Valley Apartments Community Director: Alysse Hogan

Alysse is a Community Director in the Valley Apartments and overseeing the San Buen and SAP apartments within the Valley Community. Alysse was born in Seal Beach, CA, and holds a Bachelor's degree from Indiana State University and a Master's Degree in Education from UCLA. Alysse enjoys being a foodie and finding all the yummy places to eat in SD, spending time at the beach, and hanging out with friends.

If you need to reach Alysse for anything feel free to email Her Community Director Office is located on the bottom floor of the Matayuum Crossroads building.


Valley Apartments Assistant Community Director: David Santos

David Santos is Assistant Community Director with the Residential Education team, overseeing The Valley Apartments. David was born in San Diego and holds a Bachelor’s in Sociology from San Diego State University. David enjoys doing a lot of activities that require you to be active like hiking, running, yoga, and strength training, just to name a few. David likes to explore San Diego and take pictures of the locations he has visited.
If you need to contact David Santos for anything, you can reach out to David through email

Valley Apartments Resident Minister: Chris Kramer





Valley Apartments Resident Minister: Miranda Maher

Miranda Maher is a Resident Minister serving in the Valley Apartments. Originally from Iowa, Mirada majored in psychology at USD ('17) and recently completed her master's in industrial-organizational psychology at Illinois State University. As a USD alumna, Miranda is excited to support many of the programs she participated in as a student!

If you need to contact Miranda, you may call 515-441-2288 or email (preferred). The University Ministry office is located in Founders Hall.