Collegiate Readership Program

The office of Residential Life provides a daily assortment of newspapers to residents at no charge in order to inform students of local, national, and world affairs. Reading a daily newspaper will enable a greater understanding of events occurring beyond the campus as well as provide real world examples of course theory in practice.

USA Today, San Diego Union Tribume. and New York Times are available each morning in newspaper racks located in front of the Missions Cafe, Palomar Lounge, Manchester Lounge, and various campus dining facilities.

Any questions or comments regarding this program, please contact the Residential Life Office at X4777.

Laundry Facilities

Laundry made easier? Laundry Alert is here! Laundry Alert is an on-line washer and dryer monitoring system available to all USD students with Internet access. The system allows residents to monitor wash and dry cycles via the web.

Laundry Facilities are conveniently located in all Residential Living Areas. The cost for a load of laundry in the washer is $1.25 and dryers are $.50.

You need to initially purchase a laundry card for $2.00 and you can replenish your money on the card in $5, $10, and $20 increments on Add-Value stations located in Maher, Palomar Lounge, and Mission Crossroads. The laundry card machine does not take $1.00 bills. Add Value Stations that accept credit cards can be found in Palomar, Crossroads and San Bueneventura Laundry Rooms.

Any complaints or reports of lost money may be referred directly to Web Service at 800-279-1234 (24 hour) or to the Crossroads Desk at X4625. Please note and refer to the number on the machine when making your report.

Desk Services

Desk are located and staffed with personnel in Camino/Founders, Maher, Alcala Vistas, Manchester and Crossroads seven days a week to assist our residents. Office hours will vary by location and will be posted on the front door. Services provided at the desk include:

  • Encoding room key cards
  • Provides vacuums and other sundries such as toilet paper and trash bags for residents
  • Mail Pickup point. Outgoing mail is picked up twice a day Monday through Friday. 
  • Movie rentals in Crossroads only.
  • Access to barbeques and barbeque equipment
  • The checkout of recreational equipment. Equipment available at desk includes pool table cues and balls, ping-pong, badminton, croquet, basketballs, air hockey, footballs, soccer balls and more. Equipment available varies by desk. 

Recreational Activities/Equipment

Barbeques, Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Basketball Hoops, Ping-Pong, Badminton, Croquet, and more activities are all centrally located within our residential halls. The front desks in each area have loaner equipment available for you to enjoy a fun, relaxing evening with friends.

Services and equipment may vary by office.