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University Housing & Campus Dining

We know how important home base is to you and we are committed to making your life at USD the most comfortable and fulfilling experience possible. Keeping you safe and offering you opportunities to build your new community is what we do. In short, there's a home for you here. 

When it comes to your life on-campus, you have a variety of options in terms of which residence hall and meal plan is best for you.

Our safe and secure residence halls provide a community you can rely on and are positioned in locations that offer you convenient access to each corner of campus.

Explore which option might be best for you and start planning your next chapter with us.

Housing & Dining

We have many dining options located throughout our campus allowing you access to a variety of restaurants, buffets, food-courts and express options. Take advantage of our food service app and have your meal ready for pickup between classes or dine with your friends in one of the many comfortable settings inside our student center. 

Our housing offerings ensure you'll be able to live in comfort, ease and style.
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Campus Dining

Your meal plan enables you to use your Coyote Card at all campus dining locations just like using a debit or credit card. Whether you need to grab a snack at the P.O.D on your way to class or want to swipe into the dining area with your crew, you can find the perfect semester long meal plan that fits your lifestyle. 


Campus Dining
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Housing & Residence Life

We understand that the best experience living on-campus requires having options beyond just your personal living space. At USD, we offer convenient access to a variety of welcoming spaces and enjoyable experiences so you are able to meet new people, build strong relationships and create long-lasting memories with your fellow coyotes.


Housing & Residence Life
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Your Choice of Food

Come enjoy the all you can eat residential dining space that features a full breakfast, lunch or dinner, with international entrées, grill, deli, salad bar and more. Or perhaps you are wanting to take advantage of our marketplace dining space that boasts several national brands from Chick-fik-A to Qdoba and more. We also offer three convenience stores across campus for any quick on-the-go, snack or pantry needs you may have. 


Meal Plans
Students getting food in the MUC.

Swipe Out Hunger

Sodexo will donate one meal for every residential meal plan sold.  Students who face food insecurity can apply for a meal bundle once a semester.  Students will be able to apply for a 10 or 20 bundle of meal swipes. Students interested in a Swipe Out Hunger Meal Plan must complete and submit an Application to the USD Office of Dean of Students. To be eligible, an applicant must be a full-time student in good academic and financial standing with USD. Applications will be considered by a committee established by Student Services. Once approved the meal bundle will be added to a student’s account and they can use their ID to eat in Residential Dining.


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