News and Events


To Do: Bike Cross-Country and Build Homes for Families

Call it enervating or call it energizing — either way, USFers will take to the open road for a second consecutive year, traveling cross-country to raise money for low-income family housing and to build homes for families without them. 
Robin Kuehn ’13, Megan Ryan ’15, and Megan Jo Danielson ’12 are members of Bike & Build, a nonprofit that hosts cycling trips to fund and construct affordable housing (read more)


English Major and USF Shine in Seventeen Magazine Blog Series

When the University of San Francisco’s Melyssa (Mele) Perla ’15 posts about a stressful final exams week or gives a dorm room tour on her blog, more people than her family and friends read about it. About five million more (read more).


Project Learn Belize 2012

For the fifth year in a row, students and staff of the Teacher Education Program traveled to Dangriga, Belize with Dr. Jeff Dillon, S.J., as part of the Project Learn Belize "Teacher Assistant Program." (read more)


USF Prepares Educators for Hard-to-Staff Schools

The University of San Francisco’s School of Education and its partners in the San Francisco Teacher Residency (SFTR) program recently received $2.2 million to prepare San Francisco teachers for hard-to-staff schools and high-needs subjects — including math, science, and bilingual education (read more).


Korea Immersion and Teaching Program 2011

The team included School of Education faculty, Dr. Kevin Oh, Dual Degree in Teacher Preparation program assistant, Melissa Hope, Associate Director of Student Services, Carole Vineyard, four Dual Degree program undergraduate students and five graduate students from the Special Education program (read more).


Get Your Green On - USF Earns "A-" For Environmental Efforts

The University of San Francisco has earned an A- on the latest College Sustainability Report Card. 

USF continues to make steady progress, raising its grade from 2010 when it earned a B+. The report card is the only independent sustainability evaluation of campus operations and endowment investments in the U.S. Published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute, a special project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, it assesses more than 300 public and private colleges and universities with the largest endowments (read more).


Immersed: School of Education Expands Offerings in Belize

More than anything, it was the ecstatic enthusiasm in the eyes of her Belizean students at the sight of such simple supplies as stickers, colored construction paper, and crayons that reaffirmed her decision to forego much of her winter vacation to take part in a new immersion program under the School of Education, Kathryn Bohan said (read more)


Dreams of "Roos" and Didgeridoos at World Youth Day

University Ministry students and staff were among a quarter-million registered pilgrims to share a sense of Catholic camaraderie “Down Under” during a two-week summer immersion to MAGiS ’08 and World Youth Day in Australia, where they communed with the pope, worked with aboriginal children, and labored on a sheep farm in the outback (read more).