Students hanging out in Chinatown

Arts & Culture

Music. Galleries. Dance. Theater. USF is a place for artists, designers, architects, performers, and community members to think critically, make powerfully, and engage thoughtfully in the heart of the city that creates tomorrow.

Street & Music Festivals

From Outside Lands to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, the J-Pop Summit to USF's Donaroo, music festivals, street fairs, and cultural celebrations are an easy way to experience the city and its diverse communities.

Singer on stage at Donaroo

Museums & Performance Spaces

USF’s campus is within walking distance of the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park; a short bus ride to the SFMOMA, San Francisco Ballet, and SF Opera; or an easy drive to world-class institutions in Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose.

 Hamon Observation Tower at de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.