Graduate students who move to San Francisco can choose to live on campus (university-sponsored housing) or off campus (private housing).

On-Campus Housing

Graduate students may consider living on-campus in Loyola Village or Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall. On-campus housing is limited and priority is given to students who apply early.

Office of Student Housing and Residential Education

Off-Campus Housing

The large majority of graduate students at USF choose to live off campus in one of the surronding neighborhoods. USF's Off-Campus Housing page posts listings of apartments and students in apartments who seek new apartment mates. The majority of these listings are posted from late April to August. The Off-Campus Housing Coordinator provides information and advice about local housing options, short-term housing options, roommate listings, apartment listings, apartment locator services, tenants' rights and other helpful strategies for living in San Francisco.

USF's Off-Campus Housing

Contact Info

Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE)

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m - 5 p.m.

University Center, Fifth Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1045
(415) 422-6824 (415) 422-2480

Non-USF Resources

  • ApartmentList.com - Students find this site helpful due to its user-friendly interface and ability to map the locations of your search results on one map.
  • Apartments.com - Staff help weed out scams by contacting landlords and integrating with companies' property inventory. Also includes neighborhood information.
  • Craigslist.org - This site is a popular go-to for many landlords and brokers to list their available housing.
  • Hotpads.com - The search function of this website allows you to search with additional criteria such as rental types, property types, and allowed pets.
  • Livelovely.com - Livelovely captures listings from Craigslist as well as other sites and allows you to create alerts for apartments of your preference.
  • Zillow.com - Zillow allows you to create a renter profile and provides unique search tools on an interactive map.
  • Zumper.com - This site carefully checks every landlord, property management, and broker that lists with them, which significantly reduces the chances of fraud.

Contact Info

Office of Graduate Programs

Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Harney Science Center, Room 141, San Francisco, CA 94117-1082 (415) 422-5101