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USF’s New Pleasanton Campus Opens


The University of San Francisco's Pleasanton Campus is now open.

The University of San Francisco’s campus in the East Bay is now smarter, not only for its six new smart classrooms but also for its convenient Pleasanton location within walking distance of BART — making it easy to access and better for the environment.

The campus, previously in San Ramon, recently relocated a short distance from the West Dublin-Pleasanton BART station, Altamont Commuter Express and Amtrak stops, and Highway 580. The move puts USF close to restaurants, shopping, and Pleasanton’s business corridor.

“The new USF Pleasanton Campus builds upon our extensive 30-year history serving the academic and professional development needs of the East Bay,” said Desiree Shaw, Pleasanton Campus director. “We are excited about the move and the opportunity to expand our program offerings and host workshops and educational seminars for the community-at-large.”

The campus offers six smart classrooms with audio and visual equipment hookups and wireless Internet. Library and computer lab staff is available to students and faculty on weekdays and Saturdays. The Pleasanton Campus includes administrative and student advisory offices, a multipurpose room, student lounges, private faculty offices, and a faculty lounge.

Pleasanton Mayor Jennifer Hosterman ’01 welcomed the move, saying residents who live outside of San Francisco have always treasured USF’s branch campuses. “The University of San Francisco enjoys a top-notch reputation across the entire country, providing quality education leading to improved life skills and meaningful careers,” Hosterman said. “Through its regional campuses, this premier institution makes possible a quality educational experience to those who might otherwise not have access.”

Written by Andrea Powell »email usfnews@usfca.edu | Twitter @usfcanews