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 and 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.

World-Class 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.

Students Take Art to the Streets of San Francisco

Class creates mammoth mural in the city, for the city

Part of the mural created by students

A Gift to Advance the Teaching of Art at USF

Alumnus and dear friend of USF, Gordon Getty ’56, carries his philanthropic legacy forward by supporting the University of San Francisco through another transformational gift to advance the teaching and creation of art.

Gordon Getty