University of San Francisco Celebrates New San Jose Location with Ribbon Cutting

USF in San Jose provides rigorous academic programs in convenient downtown location

SAN FRANCISCO — (Jan. 30, 2012)

The University of San Francisco (USF) will celebrate its new location in the heart of downtown San Jose with a reception and ribbon cutting on Friday, Feb. 3, at 3:30 p.m. Joining the festivities will be USF President Stephen A. Privett, S.J., San Jose city leaders, and members of the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce. USF’s San Jose campus is strategically located near César Chávez Plaza, 125 South Market Street, directly across from City View Plaza.

“I am happy that the University of San Francisco has chosen to relocate in the hub of downtown San Jose,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. “Higher education adds tremendous value to the people and businesses in our community. I commend USF for providing educational options and flexibility for working professionals in the area.”

The conveniently located campus is designed for working adults who wish to complete a bachelor's degree or earn a master's degree. Three hundred students are currently enrolled, and classes are scheduled primarily for nights and weekends to accommodate working professionals. The building is newly renovated, including seven smart classrooms equipped with the latest technology, a library overlooking the Tech Museum, conference space, and lounges for faculty and students.

The new San Jose location replaces a previous location in Cupertino.

“Our students love the new space so close to the Tech Museum and César Chávez Plaza,” said Maia Rabinov, director of USF’s San Jose campus. “We are excited about the move and the continued opportunity to serve Silicon Valley’s academic and professional development needs. Building on our 34-year presence in the South Bay, this move allows us to expand our offerings for students and host workshops and educational seminars for the community at large. We look forward to celebrating with the community at the ribbon cutting this Friday.”

The event will include remarks by Fr. Privett and Provost Jennifer Turpin, tours of the new facility, and a keynote address by Professor Steven Feinberg, author of “The Advantage-Makers.” Feinberg teaches business courses on leadership and organizational efficacy at the USF San Jose campus and works as an executive coaching consultant for companies throughout Silicon Valley.

For more information and details on the programs offered in San Jose, please call (408) 343-7100, or visit