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Housing and Residence Life

Find your home away from home at USD. In on-campus housing, you'll find a safe environment designed to help you be successful, make friends and enjoy campus life activities.

Your University, Your Home

Living in on-campus housing is the best way to get the full Coyote experience. You'll be fully immersed in campus life – only a short walk away from everything from your classroom buildings to the Wellness Center. You'll explore opportunities to meet new people, create lasting relationships and experience what it's like to be a Coyote. 

Our University Housing team is here to provide the support and resources you need to succeed. We're excited you're joining us to live the #YoteLife.

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See Where You'll Live

Talking about the benefits of living on campus is one thing, but we know that you want to see the residence halls for yourself. Check out your options below to envision your future here.

 

North Complex

The residence halls within North Complex (Beede, Mickelson, Richardson and Olson Halls) offer first-year and upper-class students a great opportunity to get involved in academic and social groups, living learning communities and activities. The majority of students who live on campus call North Complex home.

 

North Complex Features

  • Communal kitchen and laundry room
  • Coed, single gender and gender inclusive communities 
  • Honors Program and Global Leadership Living Learning Communities
  • ROTC and Wiyuskinyan Unpi Tiki Living Learning Communities 
  • Available during winter and spring breaks for an additional rate
  • Conveniently located near popular facilities on campus, like the Wellness Center and Muenster University Center

 

Coyote Village

Coyote Village is a four-story, 175-unit complex located just south of the DakotaDome. Coyote Village's suite-style and apartment living options allow you to be as social or as private as you want. Suites include a communal kitchen with a refrigerator and microwave, while apartments also include an oven/stove. All suites and apartments include a living room that offers a great place for roommates to come together, while you also have your own private bedroom and share a bathroom with one other resident. 

 

Coyote Village Features

  • Suite and apartment style
  • Convenience store, central laundry facility, and 15 seat HD theater and smart classroom
  • Single gender by apartment/suite; coed by floor
  • Gender-inclusive option available 
  • First-year and upper-class students
  • Two and four-bedroom units
  • Available during winter break, spring break and summer
  • LEED Silver Certification for environmental impact and sustainability

 

Burgess & Norton Halls

The Burgess and Norton complex focuses on smaller student communities, giving you more chances for involvement. Burgess and Norton halls are conveniently located near Dakota, Noteboom and East Halls, as well as the Delzell Education Center and the Arts & Sciences Building.

 

Burgess & Norton Hall Features

  • Double rooms
  • Single gender communities
  • First-year students and upper-class students
  • Available during winter and spring breaks for an additional rate

 

Room in McFadden

McFadden Hall

McFadden Hall offers privacy and affords you the convenience of living on campus. McFadden houses 100 students in four-person apartments and allows you to be as social or as private as you want to be. A communal kitchen and living room offer a great place for roommates to come together. Parking garages are available at an extra cost, and laundry rooms are available on the second and third floors. 

 

McFadden Hall Features

  • Four-bedroom apartment style units
  • Laundry rooms on the second and third floors
  • Single gender by apartment/suite, coed by floor
  • Gender-inclusive option available 
  • Upper-class students
  • Parking garages available at an extra cost
  • Available during winter and spring breaks
  • Includes kitchen table and four chairs
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Living Learning Communities

In addition to considering the type of residence hall you want to live in, you can also think about the communities you want to be a part of. USD offers a variety of Living Learning Communities (LLCs): residence halls dedicated to bringing students together around shared interests and goals.

 

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Resources & Information

First and second year students are required to live on-campus. Whether you are early in your journey at USD or are an upper-class student, you can enjoy an enriching, safe and fun on-campus living experience at USD. 

Check out the resources below for more information about policies, costs and housing options.

Meet Your Housing Team

We have a friendly team committed to fostering a safe, enriching and fun environment in University Housing. Reach out to your admissions counselor or our staff if you have any questions about living on campus. 
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Kate Fitzgerald

Director of University Housing
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Cody Burggraff

Asst Director of Housing
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Travis Hill

Residence Hall Director
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Catherine Smith

Residence Hall Director
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Chrystal Kiertzner

Program Assistant II
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Samantha Mount

Housing Occupancy Coordinator
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Karen Sternquist

Senior Secretary
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Nikki Stammer

Residence Hall Admin Assistant
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Nathan Steussy

Residence Hall Director