Living On Campus Beyond Freshman Year
***Housing sign-ups begin February 4, 2013.***
Living on campus provides upperclass students a sense of connectedness to USD, and an opportunity to be a part of a strong residential community.
When living in our on-campus apartments, students have an opportunity to engage with other students, staff and faculty in unique ways. Moses Utomi and Edred Utomi have lived on campus beyond their freshman year. Moses served as a Resident Assistant (RA), before he graduated, and Edred is currently an RA in a first year area.
While living on campus, students have access to fun and educational community events. The Second Year Experience Program is housed in the Alcala Vista apartments and programs are open to all second year students. Programs include an opening BBQ, study abroad informational and the popular House Cup community building events. Along with other Residential Life Staff, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) puts on events, such as Winter Wonderland and Battle of the Bands. Throughout the year, there are many smaller community events that provide students an opportunity to meet with each other and relax.
USD’s residence halls have some of the best and most committed staff members on campus. Resident Assistants (RAs) are specially trained student leaders, who assist residents in all aspects of community living. They serve as general resource persons, but can also assist with any struggles you may experience during your time at USD. RAs will get to know you on a personal basis, and help facilitate your overall living-learning experience.
On campus apartments offer state-of-the art amenities, are fully furnished and include all utilities. There is convenient access to USD classes, facilities and events. Living on campus means no commuting, being able to return to your living space throughout the day, and savings on gas and car costs. USD’s residential areas have various study areas throughout for both individual and group work.