Find a Place to Live
UCSF has a number of campus housing options at the Parnassus and Mission Bay campuses.
About campus housing at Mission Bay
The Mission Bay campus housing complex offers a variety of single and shared apartment options. The Mission Bay campus is a considerable distance from Parnassus, the site of PharmD classes, the library, and computer labs. A free campus shuttle transports students between the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses; the ride is 20 minutes.
When to apply
If you plan to apply for campus housing at Aldea/Parnassus or Mission Bay, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible. Priority is based on earliest move-in date.
How to apply
To apply for student housing, visit Housing Services. After you apply for and receive a housing offer, submit a copy of the admissions offer letter you received from our office. You may fax a copy of this letter along with your housing contract to Housing Services.
About wireless printing
In campus housing where UCSF provides internet, a technical limitation exists whereby you cannot set up wireless printing from laptops or mobile devices to printers in your apartment. You can work around this problem by printing via wired methods such as USB.
Questions about campus housing?
After UCSF Housing Services, the listings are sorted alphabetically.
- UCSF Housing Services Off-Campus Listing Service
- Apartment List
- craigslist apts/housing for rent
- craigslist housing forum
Internet and Other Home Services
InMyArea is a service that allows you to find providers and compare prices for internet, cable TV, and other home services available in your specific area. This service is at no cost to students and includes free relocation consultations.
Google Maps includes street-level photographs of many San Francisco streets. You can use this site to see what a house, apartment, or neighborhood looks like right from your web browser.
Need to furnish your space? Try these links:
- Free Stuff
- Garage & Moving Sales
- Baby & Kid Stuff
- Ikea Emeryville
- Ikea East Palo Alto
- Target San Francisco West
- Target San Francisco Central
- Used Furniture
- Antique Furniture
- Hardware Stores
- UCSF Free and For Sale
Knowing San Francisco zip codes can be helpful when seeking housing. See a map of San Francisco zip codes:
See Google Images for maps of the various neighborhoods in San Francisco.