Student Experience

Your hospitality management experience is designed to provide hands-on, practical experience in a variety of settings.


  • Our state-of-the-art culinary lab recently underwent a major renovation to ensure that you learn the best techniques with the latest equipment.
  • Trips to the farmers’ market at the San Francisco Ferry Building highlight menu planning and ingredient sourcing.  
  • Tours of local hotels include a glimpse into ‘back of the house’ and talking with experts about life of hotel management.
  • Students site visits to fine dining restaurant owned by our alumni provide the opportunity to learn the art of food and wine pairings.
  • Volunteer opportunities at Moscone Center allow you to see how large conventions operate.
  • Trips to Napa Valley for tastings and winery tours give an insider’s look of wine country.

Join Industry Organizations

As part of our commitment to a holistic hospitality curriculum, we offer opportunities to join hospitality industry organizations. You’ll be able to join USF chapters of national hospitality organizations like Club Management Association of America (CMAA) and our own Hospitality Society (THS). Each provides you with invaluable industry networking opportunities at events both local and nationwide, such as HX: The Hotel Experience in New York, the industry’s largest conference; the CMAA World Conference and Business Expo; and, the International Meeting Exchange (IMEX) in Las Vegas.

Contact Info

Admission: Undergraduate

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Lone Mountain, Second Floor
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6563