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We provide quality on-campus housing and related services to UC San Francisco students, post-docs, residents, clinical fellows, and faculty. If you prefer off-campus living, browse ads from private landlords or potential roommates. Short-term visitors may view a wide selection of hoteliers near campus locations. Let us assist you with your accommodations in San Francisco.


Mission Bay Tenants: It’s the time of year when the package room receives hundreds of boxes a day.  Please be diligent in picking up your deliveries!


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Off Campus Housing

Whether you are seeking a short or long term accommodation in San Francisco, Housing Services is here to assist you!

Off Campus Rentals – This Off Campus Rentals listing service connects landlords and apartment seekers who are looking for long-term off-campus housing accommodations. Features also include a Roommate Finder for UCSF students.  Also check out UCSF’s Student Inside Guide for helpful tips on Renting in SF

Short Term Housing – Our Short Term Lodging Guide assists visiting professors, hospital patients, returning alumni, conference attendees and students’ families in finding temporary lodging, and helps new students who need temporary housing until they find permanent accommodations.

International Scholar Housing - Arriving from abroad presents special challenges. We can help you find the right housing accommodations. To find out more information on International Scholar Housing, click here

Avoid Rental Scams – do not be a victim of fraud.  Criminals pretending to be landlords are active in San Francisco.  The United Stated Federal Trade Commission provides resources for renters to avoid rental scams.  Please review the information carefully before sending money to potential landlords. https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0079-rental-listing-scams

City Affordable Housing Programs
The Mayor’s Office of Housing & Community Development offers resources for finding “affordable rental housing” in San Francisco.  For more information about the various programs the City offers, and to find out if you qualify for these programs please visit:  here

NOTE: UCSF Housing Services provides links to this information for your convenience only.  The University makes no representation as to the availability,  condition or suitability of any of the listed resources or establishments.  Eligibility for these programs is limited to those who meet qualifications based on income/salary, household size, etc.

San Francisco’s Neighborhoods & Transportation

Want to get to know the city better? Learn more about San Francisco by using this guide.

To assist you with your off-campus transportation, click here for a public transportation map.

You may also use UCSF’s free shuttle network to travel between various UCSF locations. To find out more about the UCSF Shuttle system, click here.

To download a comparison of UCSF Housing rents to San Francisco market rates click here