Campus Housing and Residence Halls

In partnership with other university departments, we continually enhance our facilities, services and programs in order to provide a safe, inclusive living community and to create learning opportunities that support the holistic growth of each resident.

Ask any current Torero resident or the scores of alumni who once called Alcalá Park home—they will tell you their number #1 reason for living on-campus is/was the sense of community that comes from living among your peers. Nothing can compare to the fun and excitement of living in an environment where the learning never stops and lasting memories are waiting to be made.

2017-18 Returning Student Housing Application

Current students can apply for housing for the 2017-18 academic year through the housing portal. Please note that it is past the housing sign-up deadline, and housing cannot be guaranteed. Please email Residential Life at with any specific requests.  

2017 Summer Housing

Interested in staying in San Diego this summer? You do not have to be taking classes or working on campus to live on campus this summer as long as you are a continuing USD student.

If you are interested in living on campus for summer 2017 please complete the summer housing application, which opens the week of April 17th. Applications must be submitted to USD 5 business days prior to your requested move in day to avoid a $65 late application fee.

Summer housing will be offered in Manchester Village Building One, Presidio Terrace and San Antonio de Padua. Please note that summer housing will not be available in the University Terrace Apartments this summer due to exterior repairs being completed.

The daily rate for a shared room is $35 and the daily rate for single room is $43. Your student account will be billed based on the dates you provide on your application.

Transitional housing is available at the daily rate for spring 2017 and fall 2017 residents only.

Second Year Residency Requirement

The University has completed a significant study focused on recreating the success of the first year experience and duplicating this for second year students. Learn more about on campus housing for second year students. Living on campus offers the perfect balance.

Renter's Insurance

Living on campus is a great opportunity but please consider pursuing Renter's Insurance or asking your parents about their home owner's insurance. Residential Life does not exclusively promote a particular provider but there is important information about your housing agreement and liability considerations.

The Apartment Experience

Learn more information about living in on campus apartments at USD from the student perspective. We offer fully furnished apartments with full kitchens.

Take a tour of the Residence Halls

Are you interested in taking a virtual tour of our residence halls? Join Torero Life as they take you through two of our residence halls for first-year students and second-year students!

USD Fix My Home

If you have an issue in your room or apartment, please use our new convenient online work orders system to submit your requests. The entire process is moving to a paperless process to save the environment and get your requests addressed faster. You can submit a work order through our new system. If you have any questions please contact us at (619) 260-4777 or via email at

Information on Emergency Preparedness for our Resident Students

Learn about emergency preparedness for resident students.


Have a question? Check out our FAQ Page.

2017-18 First Year Student Housing Application

The first-year housing application is currently available if you still need to complete this step. 

If you completed your housing application by the June 1 deadline, you will be notified of your LLC and housing placement by the end of July.

Visit the first year registration website for more information regarding webinars and the living learning communities. 

The University of San Diego has a two-year residency requirement. Please visit the First-Year housing webpage for more information. 

First Year Living Learning Communities

Residence Hall LLC Room Types
Camino/Founders Cultivate and Illuminate Double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.
Maher Collaborate Single (limited), double (limited), triple and quadruple rooms.
Missions A Advocate Single and double rooms.
Missions B Innovate Single and double rooms.

2017-18 Transfer Student Housing Application

The housing application for transfer students, including international exchange students, is currently available. Transfer housing is VERY limited and not guaranteed for students that are not a part of the two-year residency requirement.

Students will be placed in rooms on a rolling basis, and will be notified by the end of July.

If students have specific room/roommate requests, contact Residential Life at These requests cannot be guaranteed. 

The University of San Diego has a two-year residency requirement. Please visit the Transfer student housing webpage for more information. 

2017-18 Graduate/Law Students Housing Application

The housing application for new/returning graduate and law students is currently available. 

Please note, housing for graduate and law students is VERY limited. Additional resources can be found at the off-campus housing website.


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