The University of San Francisco: Online Education
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Online Education

USF offers a wide range of student support services for the online student. Click the expanding title bars below for more details on these services. Then contact the offices directly for more information on how they can help serve you.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Gillson Hall, Lower Level
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Limited evening appointments available.
(415) 422-6352

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) assists students in resolving problems which interfere with their optimal functioning. Students can receive brief individual or couples therapy; those requiring or desiring longer term counseling will be provided with referrals. The cost of services is included as part of the student's tuition and fees. CAPS is staffed by licensed psychologists experienced in working with student concerns. Supervised doctoral interns also provide counseling. Faculty and staff are welcome to use CAPS for a consultation or referral to outside agencies.

Career Services Center, Priscilla A Scotlan

University Center, 5th Floor
Hours: M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fall Drop-In Hours: M-F: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(415) 422-6216

The primary mission of the Priscilla A. Scotlan Career Services Center (CSC) is to assist USF students and alumni in developing, evaluating, and effectively implementing their career plans. To fulfill this mission, the Career Services Center provides career counseling, career and industry information, career planning guides, career information programs, job search preparation, recruiting activities, employment and internship listings, and graduate school resources. CSC hosts three signature programs: Nonprofit Expo and the Graduate & Professional School Fair in the Fall semester, and the Career & Internship Fair in the Spring semester. Get started with CSC by making sure that you are registered with DonsCareers at Note: The School of Law and the MBA program have separate career service offices to facilitate their students' career planning needs.

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center

Gleeson Library | Geschke Center
(415) 422-2660

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Students enrolled in a USF online degree program are welcome to use the variety of online resources available from the Gleeson Library | Geschke Center. There are also services targeted to students like you who may not come to the San Francisco campus library. The Document Delivery Service scans and emails articles, and sends books via UPS with a prepaid return label. Through Ask a Librarian, you can choose the contact method that best suits you - email, text, phone, or live online - for help with research or library related questions.

Learning and Writing Center

Cowell 215
M-R: 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. U: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Learning Center: (415) 422-6713
Writing Center: (415) 422-6715

The Learning & Writing Center, located in Cowell 215, can assist you with tutoring and other academic support needs. Writing preceptors are also available for all writing needs.

One Card Office

Lone Mountain 130
M - F: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(415) 422-7663

Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities

University Center, 5th Floor
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(415) 422-6251

Student Disability Services

Gleeson Lower Level 20
M-F: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(415) 422-2613

The Office of Student Disability Services works to promote campus-wide awareness of disability and accessibility concerns. Services include: - assistance with accommodations - sign language interpreters - individual and group counseling - access to materials in alternate formats (e.g., audio tape and large print). All contacts are private and confidential. The Student Disability Services Office is located in Gleeson Library, Lower Level 20. Their phone numbers are (415) 422-2613 (voice), (415) 422-5834 (TDD), and (415) 422-5906 (fax). Students are responsible for reading University policy for students with disabilities found in the Fogcutter Student Handbook.

USF is not currently accepting applications from online students who reside in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina and Wisconsin. Additionally, USF is not currently accepting applications for online students for the MSN and DNP online programs who reside in Rhode Island and Tennessee. Note, however, that residents in these states may apply for enrollment in any USF courses or programs offered at any campus location.