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Family Matters


As a family with a student who will be part of the college graduating Class of 2019, the decision you now must make regarding the best choice of universities is important. We hope you will decide on the University of San Francisco. To help you with your decision, the links below will provide you with useful information on the things that matter to you as a family: residence life options, class registration, new student orientation, campus safety, as well as resources regarding financial matters and contact information.

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Welcome to USF and Next Steps

Your student has already received a “Welcome to USF” packet. You may also access a copy of Welcome to USF. It lists the Next Steps to be taken to enroll at the University of San Francisco.

Student Housing and Residential Education:

The University of San Francisco offers a traditional style residence hall living option with five on-campus buildings. In each building, community living offers residents an endless opportunity for interaction with other students, faculty and staff. Please visit Residence Life to learn more about residence halls, the housing application process, and roommate selection.

Register for Classes on Webtrack:

USF Webtrack allows students to register for classes online with help from professors and support staff. Webtrack will provide an online tutorial of USF’s academic policies and procedures, and will guide students through the advising and registration process.

Facts about USF alumni

New Student Orientation:

Information on New Student Orientation will be provided in the coming months and typically begins in mid-August. It provides an opportunity to get to know the campus, the culture, the faculty, and other students.

Health Insurance:

USF requires all undergraduate students to carry a health insurance plan. Students may opt out of the health insurance plan, and must do so by the deadline designated in the Next Steps. Please visit Health Insurance for more information.

Dining Services:

Bon Appétit provides many dining stations, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options in the our amazing Market Cafe. For more information about the Market Café and additional dining options, please visit: Bon Appetit

Campus Safety:

The Department of Public Safety subscribes to working collaboratively with the USF community to proactively solve safety and parking/transportation problems, and increase personal and institutional preparedness for natural and man made disasters. Learn just how safe the USF community is at: Public Safety

Access to Educational Records:

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA, formerly called the Buckley Amendment) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights govern access by parents and others to student grades and other personal information. For a list of what rights are included please visit: NOTIFICATION OF RIGHTS UNDER FERPA

Facts about Financial Aid

Financial Matters

Families and students should contact The One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services Office with questions about Financial Aid and paying educational costs.

Financial Aid information and counseling is available through the One Stop Enrollment and Financial Services Office located in Lone Mountain Room 251. One Stop Advisors can assist students and parents with a variety of questions. Students who need to see a financial aid counselor are encouraged to walk in. Parents are encouraged to make appointments. Appointments may be made in person or by calling One Stop at: (415) 422-2020. Please visit: One Stop: Financial Aid

Additional information regarding financial aid can be obtained at:

National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
(click on "Parents and Students”)
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid

How to Pay Educational Costs:

Learn how to pay tuition with the 4-Month Payment Plan, how student loans are disbursed, and how to pay tuition, fees, and housing costs online.
Please visit: Tuition & Fees, then select “Payment Plan.”

Additional Questions?

For more information, please contact the Office of Admission at (415) 422-6563 or (800) CALL-USF.

We hope the information above let's you know that USF will take good care of your loved one as she or he continues to grow into adulthood. We look forward to welcoming you to USF’s family!