SDC is devoted to facilitating Christ-centered community, which is essential in our residential experience. The residential community can be one the most vibrant and transformational experiences you engage in during your college years. The opportunity to get connected, meet peers with common interests, and build deep and lasting relationships are just a few of the key advantages to living on campus.

Our resident complex is made up of 5 individual apartment-style buildings. Two professional live-in, on-site staff (Resident Directors) and eight student staff (Resident Advisors) are there to facilitate community and maintain a safe environment.

Everything we do at SDC is intended to create an environment where authenticity is encouraged and the richness of Jesus Christ is taught, seen and experienced. Our mission in resident life is to glorify God by providing a community that is safe, respectful, and caring of others. Relationships can be tough sometimes, but our staff is here to help all students navigate their way through the ups and downs of college life.

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SDC offers you the opportunity to develop and strengthen your faith within an authentic and genuine Christian community. From praying in class with professors to praising and worshiping at the beach with peers — these are the wonderful memories you will cherish.


Traditions and Events

Students, staff and faculty make up the San Diego Christian community – an awesome (and very large) “family” with a love for Christ. And just like most families, the SDC family loves its traditions and events! Every year, the Student Life Department and Associated Student Body (ASB) host many events, so students can gather and create lifelong memories. Broomball, Lip Sync, Day of Prayer and Awards Night might not mean anything to you now, but when you become a part of the SDC family, you’ll know just how awesome these traditions and events are.

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We Are Servant

Service Opportunities

SDC’s Service and Community Engagement (SCE) program exists to educate and empower students to become civically minded people through means of service.

Monthly Service Projects (such as San Diego Rescue Mission)
Large Service Days:
MLK Day of Service January 18th, 2016
Friends & Neighbors Day
Alternative Spring Break Trips:
Oklahoma City Tornado Relief March 2015
San Francisco Urban Service Trip March 2016

Get Involved

Become a leader and join the SCE student leadership team. Here you will get hands-on opportunities to coordinate and lead service projects.

Join us for a Service Project

We partner monthly with local organizations varying from rescue missions to after-school programs in hopes of providing an opportunity to share the Gospel through action. Projects may be able to fulfill service requirements found in various courses here at SDC and count for Student Ministry credit.

Look at our Community Partners database.

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Campus Dining

Provider Food Service strives to use food as our bridge to humanity by serving diverse culinary creations with love and hospitality. They place an emphasis on providing healthy food options, to ensure a well-rounded diet for our students, staff and faculty. The cafeteria is open seven days a week to both residential and commuter students during the academic year and the weekly menu is available online.


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Commuter Life

SDC wants to do everything within our power to ensure every commuting student feels connected and plugged into our community and the resources we offer. The Commuter Life program provides three major events every semester such as outings to a San Diego Padres game, K-1 Speedway and rock climbing. We arrange free commuter lunches at our student conferences and host periodic workshops and seminars on topics and issues that commuting students face throughout the year.