Since your residence hall room or your apartment will be your home during the academic year, you will want to have all the comforts and supplies you need day-to-day. If you plan to live on campus, all the dorm rooms are furnished, however, you will still need to provide your own linens, towels, desk lamps, cleaning supplies which can be purchased at Walmart in town. If you plan to live off-campus, please check with your landlord to see whether your apartment is furnished. If the apartment is not furnished, some good sources of inexpensive furniture are the thrift shops in town.
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If you will start at USD in the fall, you will be required to live on campus for two semesters unless you satisfy at least one of the following:
Students meeting one of the following categories may be considered for exemption from the live-on requirement or contract release:
San Buenaventura and the San Antonio de Padua (SAP) apartments together represent the Valley Apartments, the second-year and upper division options for living in the Valley. SAP offers 96 units consisting of studios for two residents and large one-bedroom apartments for three residents. A laundry room and a study/piano lounge are located on the ground level of this three-story building. Each unit is entered from an interior hallway and some have balcony views of Tecolote Canyon and Mission Bay. There is an outdoor living space that features a large seating area, fire pit, lounge chairs, and patio furniture perfect for spending time with friends or pursuing outdoor study groups.
Each floor has a total of approximately 95 residents, with two shared bathrooms, with two shower stalls, two toilets and two sinks in each bathroom. All residents on the floor share these bathrooms, regardless of the room occupancy type.
This room type varies between three to four bedroom apartments. The student will have a private bedroom for the entire academic year.
When it comes to great food, you'll be glad to know that Campus Dining offers many convenient dining options. There are campus restaurants, buffets, food court-like settings and convenient express options at locations on campus. Your meal plan enables you to use your Coyote Card ID at all Campus Dining locations just like a debit card. The South Dakota Board of Regents requires freshmen or sophomores who live on campus to purchase a meal plan each semester. USD offers a variety of meal plan options for you to meet your dining needs.
The housing application for new 7575-76 transfer students will become available on Thursday, May 69 at 7pm PST on the housing portal.
Living in the residence halls is a perfect way to combine lessons learned in the classroom with life outside of the classroom. You will be close to everything on campus, and research shows that students who live on-campus graduate sooner than those who live off-campus. The University Housing website details the living on campus options. The South Dakota Board of Regents residence policy requires that students live on campus during the first two years after they have or would have graduated from the American equivalent of high school. Further, unmarried students enrolled in six or more credit hours delivered on the main campus must live on campus.
There is also an off-campus housing resource available online to learn more about local neighborhoods near campus.