College of Arts & Sciences
A liberal arts education forms a broad academic foundation for independent thought, critical analysis, and lifelong learning. In other words, preparing you for your first career and your next.
101 Howard Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94105
Being in the heart of downtown San Francisco, the campus is near freeways, the Bay Bridge, BART, MUNI, Caltrain and ferry connections. There are multiple parking garages within a few minutes walk of the downtown campus and metered street parking is also available.
Directions Via Muni
Take any of the Muni rail lines (F, J, K, L, M, N or KT) and exit at Embarcadero station. Walk one block North on Market Street, make a right onto Main Street and make a left onto Howard.
Many Muni bus lines run close to campus. Use Trip Planner or Google Maps to find the best route.
Muni Options from Main Campus to Downtown Campus
Take the 5 Fulton to Howard and Main streets.
Take the 31 Balboa to Steuart and Mission streets. Walk down Steuart and make a right onto Howard.
Directions Via Bart
Take any San Francisco bound train and exit at the Embarcadero station Spear Street stairs. Walk two blocks South on Spear to Howard.
Directions Via Caltrain
Take Caltrain to San Francisco Station. Walk to 4th and King streets. Take the KT Ingleside/Third Muni Rail towards Balboa Park Station. Get off at Embarcadero and Folsom Street. Walk one block to Howard Street from The Embarcadero.
Directions Via Ferry
See Ferry schedules from the North Bay/Marin County or from the East Bay. All ferries arrive in San Francisco at the 1 Ferry Building near the Bay Bridge. Walk Southeast on Embarcadero and turn right onto Howard.
Driving Directions to Campus
Traveling West From the Bay Bridge/East Bay
After crossing the Bay Bridge, take the Fremont Street exit (2C) and merge onto Fremont Street. Turn right onto Howard.
Traveling North on 280 from the Peninsula/South Bay
Take Highway 280 Northbound which continues onto King Street. Continue onto The Embarcadero. Turn left onto Howard.
Traveling North on 101 From the Peninsula/San Jose/South Bay
Take Highway 101 Northbound. Take the 1A exit and merge onto 7th Street. Turn right onto Folsom Street. Turn left onto Main Street. Make the first right onto Howard.
Traveling South From the Golden Gate Bridge/North Bay
After crossing the Golden Gate Bridge, make a slight left onto Lombard Street. Turn right onto Gough Street. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn right onto The Embarcadero. Turn right onto Howard.
Several parking garages and lots are all within a few minutes walk of the downtown campus. Please note that rates vary by the hour and are subject to change by the parking garage at any time. Paid street parking-meter time limits are strictly enforced.
Major Companies within blocks of the University of San Francisco downtown location
JP Morgan Chase