Room and Meal Plans

Residential life is a vital part of the USD experience, so we require that students live on campus for their first and second years. All unmarried first and second year students must live in university housing (with exceptions possible based upon age) unless they will be commuting from the primary, full-time home of their parent(s) or legal guardian in San Diego County. Residents must be currently enrolled full-time students at USD (and making normal progress toward completion of a degree) during the period of occupancy.

First-year students live in themed living learning communities, while our second-year students live in apartment-style housing communities. Juniors and seniors are also able to choose to live in our on-campus apartments.

There are several different room and meal plans available. The cost may vary between approximately $5,800 and $8,000 per semester depending upon type of accommodations and/or meal plan.

Exceptions to these policies will be considered by the Director of Residential Life, but must be requested in writing and approved prior to the start of the agreement period for occupancy (i.e. prior to checking into the residence hall or to making permanent plans to live off-campus).