The goal of the Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe learning environment by working collaboratively with our campus community. This is accomplished by providing continuous campus patrol, campus shuttles, safety escorts, crime prevention programs, and parking services. Our department maintains a 24-hour communication center and uniformed public safety officers to respond to all reports of accidents, crimes, suspicious persons, hazards, and other emergencies.
Parking Permits are now available online through iParq!
Parking permits for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available for purchase beginning August 14th at midnight. This date is consistent with the date that faculty are due back for the fall semester. Parking permits can be purchased online at http://usf.thepermitstore.com. Permits can be purchased for the entire academic year (August 2014 - August 2015) or one semester at a time. In order to purchase, you will need your 8-digit USF ID # and vehicle registration ready for reference.
*Please remember that for an initial purchase, everyone will need a new account on the iParq site. You can begin the purchase and account creating process by simply clicking "click here" under the "Buy Permits" heading on the main page. Be sure to enter your USF email. Thanks for your patience and cooperation in using this new process! If you are returning to the site from last semester, you can log into your account with your USF email and your password you created- this is not linked to USF Connect passwords. Also, if you have any outstanding citations, you will not be able to purchase your permit until you have paid for them. By law, appeals to citations can only be made 21 days after the citation date of issuance. Another email will be sent the first week of August with specific dates and further instructions on how to purchase a parking permit online.
Full time and 3-day part time parking permits for students are offered through a lottery system. The lottery application deadline for the 2014-2015 academic year has now passed, and notifications have been sent. Any student who did not enter or win the parking lottery is still eligible for a one-day or an evening permit. These permits will be available for purchase at http://usf.thepermitstore.com by all students beginning August 14th at midnight through the first three weeks of the semester. The sales end date for all student parking permits for the fall semester will be September 5th.
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PUBLIC SAFETY UPDATES
Women's Self-Defense Classes - Fall 2014
USF offers self-defense classes designed for women. The classes are taught by Public Safety officers in the Koret Recreation Center on the following Saturdays from 9am-noon:
- September 20th, 2014
- October 18th, 2014
- November 15th, 2014
**USF students may reserve a spot in class by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org at least two days prior to a scheduled class meeting. You will receive an email confirmation when you are pre-registered.
See Campus Driving Policy
Due to the construction around campus over the next couple of years, please see the Accessibility Route Plan for access around the construction site. Access through the center of existing Harney into the Plaza will be closed off through out construction.
All vehicles on campus are required to adhere to the USF regulations and applicable state and local law regarding driving and parking on campus.
Valet Hours Updated in Koret Lots:
Valet in the Koret Center Lots has been updated to 10:30am-6:00pm Monday through Thursday during the academic year.
Hayes Healy and Loyola Lots will continue with valet from 8:30am-5:00pm Monday through Thursday during the academic year.
Valid parking permits are required at all times when parking in these lots.
UPDATE: Safety On The Street
Safety on the street Practice these techniques all year long to help keep yourself safe.
Public Safety and Koret collaboratively offer classes for Women's Self Defense. For further details, please visit http://usfca.edu/Koret/Fitness/Self_Defense/
SFMTA Pilot Program for 5 Fulton bus line:
In addition to the 5-Fulton bus, a 5-Limited is operating M-F 7am-7pm with stops at Fulton & Masonic as well as Fulton & Parker near USF. The map below explains which stops are affected. To find out more, please visit the SFMTA website http://www.sfmta.com/getting-around/transit/routes-stops/5-fulton