The University of San Francisco: Parent Relations

Family Guide

Here are the resources parents and families need for the variety of student services and programs that the university offers. This information is also available in the USF Family Guide.

Authorization to Student Records & Billing Information

As soon as a student registers for classes, his/her records at USF are protected from unauthorized release under federal law.  Learn how your student can grant you access to:

Financial Aid

USF offers student financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and employment opportunities.  Please visit the sites listed below for more information about financial aid process from application to disbursement.

Advising & Registration

Academic advising is a continuing process of assisting students in course selection and academic and career exploration. Students meet with their advisors at regular intervals and prior to semester registration.

Tuition & Billing

The tuition and billing functions are performed by the Office of Student Accounts.  Students need to enroll in the University’s payment plan or make payment in full of all charges before the beginning of each term.  The material below provides information on payment due dates, methods of payment, and other important policies.

Important Dates for 2014-2015

For undergraduate students in Arts, Sciences, Business and Nursing and Health Professions

Complete Academic Calendar »

First Year Student Services

FYSS also provides programs and services to First Year Students to promote the successful completion of the first year.

Housing, Meal Plans & One Card

For information about student housing, dining services and One Card, visit these offices:

Health & Wellness

The University of San Francisco has three wellness requirements students must satisfy. For complete information click on each requirement below:

Student Employment

The Student Employment Office assists student in the employment process by maintaining on-line job boards, issuing work clearance forms to determine student eligibility, and administering work programs, Campus Job Opportunity and Federal Work Study offered through Financial. 

Public Safety, Parking & Transportation

The Department of Public Safety provides the campus community continuous campus patrol, campus shuttles, safety escorts, crime prevention programs, and parking services.  The Department maintains a 24-hour communication center and uniformed public safety officers to respond to all reports of accidents, crimes, suspicious persons, hazards, and other emergencies.

Information & Technology Services

The USF Information Technology Services division provides infrastructure and services in support of our community's teaching, learning, research, and service activities.
Contact ITS (415) 422-6668

Career Services

The USF Career Services Center provides support for students and alumni looking for internships, career advice, and interview preparation/practice.


The Graduation Center provides information about commencement ceremonies, Grad Finale events, ordering duplicate diplomas and more. Students can also apply for graduation through the Graduation Center website.

Planning a Visit

Occasional visits by family members are a part of the experience that students may be reluctant to admit liking but do appreciate.  Here is some useful information for planning your visit.

Get Involved

USF offers students and parent many opportunities to get involved and become an integral part of the university community.  Learn more.

Contact Us

Phone/ Email
Directory Assistance (415) 422-5555
Prospective Students
Undergraduate (415) 422-6563
   College of Arts and Sciences (415) 422-5101
   School of Education (415) 422-2090
   School of Law (JD) (415) 422-6586
   School of Law (LLM) (415) 422-6946
   School of Management (415) 422-2221
   School of Nursing (415) 422-2090
See the Graduate Admissions Contact page for more information including branch campuses
New Students/First Year Services
First Year Student Services (415) 422-6841
Orientation/New Student/Information Hotline (415) 422-6876
Next Steps: Enrollment checklist for students (415) 422-6876
Current Students
One Stop
   Offices supported by One Stop include:
   Financial Aid
   Student Employment
(415) 422-2020
CASA (415) 422-5050
ISSS (International Student and Scholar Services) (415) 422-2654
SHARE (Student Housing  and Residential Education) (415) 422-6824
Career Services (415) 422-6216
Dining Services – Café Bon Appétit (415) 422-6294
HPS (Health Promotion Services) (415) 422-5797
One Card (415) 422-7663
Public Safety (415) 422-4222
Dean’s Contact Information

College of Arts and Sciences
Marcelo Camperi – (415) 422-5939

School of Education
Kevin Kumashiro – (415) 422-2108

School of Law
John Trasviña – (415) 422-6304

School of Management
Elizabeth B. Davis – (415) 422-2508

School of Nursing
Judith Karshmer – (415) 422-2334