Find a Place to Live
UCSF has a number of campus housing options at the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses. See Our Communities.
About campus housing
UCSF Housing Services offers a variety of single, family, and shared apartment options. The Mission Bay and Tidelands housing complexes are a considerable distance from Parnassus, the site of PharmD classes and computer labs. A free campus shuttle transports students between the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses; the ride is 40 minutes.
When to apply
If you plan to apply for campus housing, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible. You can apply up to three months in advance of your move-in date.
How to apply
After you apply for and receive a housing offer, submit a copy of the admissions offer letter you received from our office in the Housing Tenant Portal.
Questions about campus housing?
Off-campus apartment rentals
After UCSF Housing Services, the listings are sorted alphabetically.
- UCSF Housing Services Off-Campus Resources
- Apartment List
- craigslist apts/housing for rent
- craigslist housing forum
- Trulia (includes crime maps)
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.
Need to furnish your space? Try these links:
- Craigslist: Free Stuff
- Craigslist: Furniture
- Craigslist: Garage & Moving Sales
- Craigslist: Baby & Kid Stuff
- Ikea Emeryville
- Ikea East Palo Alto
- Target, multiple stores
- Google Local: Furniture
- Google Local: Used Furniture
- Google Local: Antique Furniture
- Google Local: Hardware Stores
- Facebook: UCSF Free and For Sale
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.