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San Diego State University

Housing Administration and Residential Education

Villa Alvarado

Villa Alvarado

The Villa Alvarado Apartments (VA) offer apartment-style living for returning and transfer SDSU students.

You'll receive many of the benefits of residence hall living at VA, such as live-in staff, wireless internet connection and cable services at no additional cost. The 90-unit complex has a laundry room, TV lounge and community kitchen.

Each fully furnished two bedroom apartment is rented by the space and houses four people (two per bedroom). The complex is coed; individual apartments are same-gender. Every 900 square foot apartment includes a living room, dining area, bathroom and a full-size kitchen. Residents need to bring their own kitchen items such as pots, pans, utensils and dishes. VA residents are not required to have a meal plan.

VA is located on the east side of campus and has a Red & Black Shuttle stop.

Building Breakdown:

Bedroom styles: Double occupancy rooms (with limited single rooms) within a full apartment

Dimensions: Double rooms: 15 ft. x 15 ft.

Bed sizes: Extra-long twin

Parking/Permit requirements: Parking Lot C with SDSU permit 


  • Furnished: each resident is provided a bed, desk, chair, dresser and closet
  • Membership to Aztec Recreation Center and Aquaplex
  • Wireless internet and cable television service
  • Front desk operations
  • Full-size refrigerator and microwave in each apartment 
  • Hall Street Journal (weekly residence hall e-newsletter)
  • STAR Center
  • Community lounge with a community kitchen
  • Laundry facility
Floor plans:

Double rooms





Campus location: 6161 Alvarado Road. San Diego, CA 92120See Villa Alvarado on the campus map

Residence Hall Coordinator: Quinetta Simmons, M.A.

Front Desk Security Manager: Alex Pacifico

Faculty In Residence: Dr. Pablo Ben, Ph. D. 

Ancient Aztec Meaning

Villa Alvarado represents the name of one of the old Aztec "golden cities." 


Contact Information

Telephone: (619) 594-5742
Fax: (619) 594-6202


Office Location:
6050 Montezuma Road (see the campus map)

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:
Office of Housing Administration &
Residential Education Office 
San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-1802