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Student Housing and Dining Services



The Scripps Ranch Campus, Alliant's only residential campus, offers student suites with large living areas, a common lounge, swimming pool and on-site laundry.

Community Life is Important at Alliant, and It shows!
You’ll see professors and staff eating in the cafeteria with students, or meeting them for coffee in the Student Center to talk. In fact, community is at the heart of what we seek to accomplish in Housing and Residence Life.

Benefits of Living On-Campus 

  • Your student account is charged at one time for room, meals, and all utilities except telephone
  • No financial impact if your roommate leaves mid-year
  • Meet new people and the possibility of making life-long friends
  • Convenience of having meals prepared for you - no time devoted to grocery shopping, cooking, and doing the dishes
  • For reasons of safety, cooking is not permitted in housing suites; however, resident students have access to a kitchen in Building 20 for personal cooking or entertaining their friends in the lounge
  • Staff available to mediate/assist with conflict resolution
  • Conveniently walk to classes and avoid the need to “hunt” for parking resident suites Learn more about the Alliant International University’s Resident suites and which living situation will suit you best.

Student Housing
Alliant’s San Diego Campus is unique in that we offer on campus housing. We offer furnished, apartment style suites. Every suite is designed the same way with two bedrooms, living room, and a bathroom with two sinks.

Residential Suite

Graduate Students Undergraduate Students

The Mountain Lion Complex provides students, faculty, and staff with temporary, day-to-day accommodations at Alliant International University.

We are unable to accommodate minors/children under 17 years of age in University Housing.

For questions about student or guest housing, please complete the request for information form, send an email to housing@alliant.edu or call the Office of Housing & Residence Life at 858-635-4292.

Off-Campus Housing:
There are bulletin boards on the Scripps Ranch Campus to advertise off-campus housing options. Please review the off-campus housing resources guide - (PDF) to find more tools.


Dining Services


McDonald Hall

Operated by Sodexo, a leading food and facilities management services company, McDonald Hall  offers cuisine as international as the students it serves, a 16-week menu cycle, food specials and theme barbecues.
On any given day, there might be Stir-Fry, Teriyaki Bowls, Chicken Enchiladas, Ccafeteria foodarne Asada, Grilled Halibut, Fiesta Shrimp Salad or a Gourmet Seasonal Fruit Salad. There are always several entrées including vegetarian, several side items, grilled items, a salad and fruit bar, ice cream,
and a choice of at least a dozen beverages.
The dining hall is also host to international luncheons and special events throughout the year. Nearly every month, a special country
or cuisine is featured. Clubs and student groups on campus help organize many of these events, which often feature music and entertainment as well as authentic food.

Meal Plans - (PDF)

From classes, to clinicals, to internships, to community service—When school is in session, students have plenty on their mind. Sodexo has worked hard to make sure that students won't have to worry about finding something great to eat when they want it. Sodexo has designed meal plans which offer a wide range of options so students can find the one that best meets their dining needs. If you have special dietary needs please contact housing and or the Dining Hall manager to assist with your special needs. Plain grilled chicken breasts are offered daily on the grill upon request. They are also offered at dinner upon request, your patience is appreciated.

The Dining Hall is buffet style, once inside there are many options to choose from, feel free to eat and stay as long as you would like. (Re-entrance is not permitted) No food or drink is permitted to leave the Dining Hall once you have completed your meal. This is including but not limited to coffee, fruit & desserts. 1 Togo box, per meal is provided upon request. If the Togo box is utilized the Student cannot dine in as well. During specified "specialty" meals Togo boxes will not be issued. Outside/personal Togo containers are not permitted per the Health Department. Abuse of this privilege could result in the loss of meals or the meal plan.

The Menu is posted weekly on the Universities website. Additional information can be found by emailing the Dining Hall Manager or inquiring at the Student Center.

Dinning Hall Hours

Monday - Friday
Breakfast 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Lunch 11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Dinner 4:45 pm - 6:30 pm

Sat & Sunday
Brunch 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
subject to change, Holidays may vary

The Student Center

The Student Center is adjacent to McDonald Hall. In the Student you will find your favorite Starbucks specialty coffee, Grab & Go food, sandwiches, salads, sushi, yogurt parfaits, snacks and a variety of drinks. Featuring both hot and cold beverages, it makes the perfect place to grab a smoothie on the run or savor a hot drink while meeting with friends. 

Student Center Hours Fall 2014

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat & Sunday - CLOSED
subject to change, Holidays & summer may vary

Faculty & Staff Housing Policy
On-campus housing is available to all currently enrolled Alliant International University students who are considered to be in good standing (academic/non-academic) with the University.

With the approval of the Vice President for Student Services or their designee, Guest Housing may be available for Alliant staff and faculty who’s presence on-campus is necessitated by their University responsibilities. The cost associated with their stay in campus housing will be charged to the appropriate department.

The University reserves the right to offer on-campus housing to staff and faculty during times of emergencies or natural disasters.

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