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USF in San Jose

02-01-2012
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USF campus entrance on Market Street in San Jose.

The University of San Francisco officially opens a new campus in the capital of Silicon Valley Feb. 3, catering to working professionals who want to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree. 

Located on Market Street in downtown San Jose at City View Plaza, USF’s newly renovated building includes seven smart classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a library overlooking The Tech Museum, conference space, and lounges for students and faculty.

“We are excited about the move and the continued opportunity to serve Silicon Valley’s academic and professional development needs,” said Maia Rabinov, director of USF’s San Jose campus. “Building on a 34-year presence in the South Bay, this move allows us to expand our offerings for students and host workshops and educational seminars for the community-at-large.”

The new San Jose campus replaces USF’s previous location in Cupertino.

The move to San Jose is part of USF’s strategy of building a distributed campus so that the university has presences where California’s business, legislative affairs, research, and learning get done. Last August, USF announced the purchase of the historic Folger Building in San Francisco’s Financial District. Before that, the university relocated its Sacramento campus to K Street in downtown, steps from light rail and bus access.

Located at 125 South Market St., USF’s San Jose campus has already enrolled more than 300 students in night and weekend classes.

“I am happy that the University of San Francisco has chosen to relocate in the hub of downtown San Jose,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. “Higher education adds tremendous value to the people and businesses in our community. I commend USF for providing educational options and flexibility for working professionals in the area.”

by Ed Carpenter | Office of Communications and Marketing »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews