Valley Apartments (Formerly Mission Apartments): San Buenaventura

San Buenaventura Apartments

San Buenaventura (SBV) and the San Antonio de Padua (SAP) apartments together represent the Valley Apartments, the second-year and upperclass options for living in the Valley (during the 2018-19 academic year SAP will house all first-year students). 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.

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 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 a.m. 12 a.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. 12 a.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. 12 a.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. 12 a.m.
Friday 9 a.m. 2 a.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. 2 a.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. 12 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.

Community Director: Mariana Ortega

M OrtegaMariana Ortega is the Community Director in San Buenaventura. She is beyond excited to move down to San Diego and begin her experience at USD.

Mariana was born and raised in Los Angeles, particularly in the city of Bell Gardens. She completed her undergraduate career at the University of California, Irvine, with a BA in Literary Journalism. Her undergraduate involvements include serving as a Resident Advisor for two years and as a Campus Representative for three years. As a Resident Advisor, Mariana worked under Student Life and Leadership hall themes, which allowed her to have an overview of student success and leadership on campus. As a Campus Representative, she worked as a tour guide and only continued to grow her passion in wanting to pursue a career in higher education.

Mariana is completing her graduate work at the University of San Diego in the Master's in Higher Education Leadership program. Working under both housing and admission at UCI gave her the opportunity to help and share her own experiences with a wide range of prospective students. Mariana thrives to help students achieve academic success and is happy to be working in Residential Life.

Mariana's office is located in Matta'yuum Crossroads 125. She can be contacted at .During Mariana's spare time, she loves exploring coffee shops because they're brewtiful. She always encourages a good pun. Mariana's favorite hobbies are re-watching old tv shows, cruising on a penny board, and going on a great hike with friends.

Valley Apartments Resident Minister: Father Gino Correa


Fr. Gino Correa, OFM is the new Resident Minister for Valley 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