The University of San Francisco has approximately 600 parking spaces available on campus. The vast majority of these spaces are used by faculty and staff. However, a handful of spaces are allocated to students each academic year.

Student Parking

July 2020 Update: Due to University Operations being mainly remote, for health and safety reasons, the University will not be offering semester permits for students to purchase. For emergency purposes, daily permits will be sold at the Lone Mountain Kiosk. All parking permit applications submitted in the 2020-2021 Student Parking Permit Lottery have been cancelled at this time. Please contact the Public Safety Office at if you have any questions regarding this update.


USF has very limited parking and, as such, is unable to provide ample parking spaces for the majority of the USF community. Therefore, in accordance with San Francisco city planning, sustainability efforts, limited campus parking, and in order to reduce the amount of traffic in the residential neighborhood that surrounds the university, all students who live in any University housing facility are prohibited from bringing vehicles to campus and are ineligible to receive semester or annual parking permits.

During the fall and spring semesters, full time and 3-day part time permits are awarded through a lottery system to students living outside of a 3-mile radius from campus. During the summer, however, students may purchase any type of parking permit.

View commuting options available to faculty, staff, and students

Parking On Campus

All parking lots on campus are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for faculty, staff, students, and guests with valid permits. Semester and annual permits can be purchased through iParq, and daily permits can be purchased from the Main Gate or Lone Mountain Gate kiosks for $20.

The following links will acquaint you further with parking spaces at USF:

Special Event Parking

USF also offers USF departments and non-USF departments the opportunity to allow guests at special events to park on campus without permits. For more information, please email

Emergency Services

For emergencies, call (415) 422-2911 or extension 2911 from any on-campus phone. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Contact Info

Department of Public Safety

CLOSED temporarily, until further safety updates are issued by the city and county of San Francisco

Administrative Office
University Center 5th Floor
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

(415) 422-4222 (415) 666-3323