Find a Place to Live

Campus housing

Welcome to San Francisco! UCSF Housing Services is excited to be a part of your professional journey with services designed to help you feel at home.

About campus housing

Living on campus is often the best option for students, especially when you first come to the Bay Area. Advantages include:

  • Below market rates
  • Convenience of living on-campus
  • No long-term rental contracts
  • Close to free UCSF shuttles
  • No application fee
  • No credit check
  • No deposits required
  • No reference checks
  • No need to find roommates on your own

When to apply

Apply as soon as possible. Space in campus housing is limited. Check out Academe at 198, the newest housing community with immediate availability.

How to apply

Apply now

Your admission offer email will serve as a required document when applying through the Housing Tenant Portal.

Questions about campus housing?

Contact Housing Services at [email protected] or visit Housing.

Off-campus apartment rentals

Living off-campus is also an option. All PharmD courses are on the Parnassus Heights campus. Off-campus housing tends to be more expensive (UCSF Housing rates are priced at 20% to 30% below their fair market value). If you are interested in off-campus housing, please see this off-campus housing list for additional information. After UCSF Housing Services, the listings are sorted alphabetically.

Street View

Google Maps enables you to view street-level photographs of many San Francisco streets. You can use this site to see what a house, apartment, or neighborhood looks like. New to Street View? See Use Street View in Google Maps.

Home furnishings

Need to furnish your space? Try these links:

Zip codes

Knowing San Francisco zip codes can be helpful when seeking housing: San Francisco Zip Code Map.


For maps of the various neighborhoods in San Francisco, see Google Images: san francisco neighborhoods.


Google search: Moving to San Francisco Guide