The University of San Francisco provides a number of commuter incentive programs and services to the university community. Implemented in compliance with the State of California’s Clean Air Quality Act and the American Disabilities Act, they are also designed to better manage campus parking resources.

Public Transportation

USF provides discounted SF Muni passes for the fall and spring semesters to undergraduate students. The Muni bus lines 5-Fulton and 31-Balboa run parallel to the USF campus.

  • 5-Fulton stops at the corner of Fulton and Parker streets, in front of the Kendrick School of Law and St. Ignatius Church on the lower main campus. 5-Fulton also stops at Fulton and Clayton streets, in front of Malloy Hall and on the south side of Fulton adjacent to lower campus.
  • 31-Balboa stops at Chabot Terrace and Turk Street, directly in front of the staircase to the Lone Mountain complex. It also stops by the 281 Masonic classroom and office building at the corner of Turk and Masonic streets.
Students getting on the MUNI

MUNI Class Pass Stickers

Make the most out of studying in San Francisco with the USF MUNI Class Pass. Simply show the MUNI sticker on your One Card to the driver of any MUNI vehicle—buses, light rail train, cable car, or historic streetcar—to take unlimited rides around the city. Traditional undergraduate students who pay the transportation fee as part of their tuition are eligible to receive one special MUNI pass per fall and spring semester.

Commuting by Bicycle

There are a number of bike racks on the USF campus, which can be located through our transportation map

Bicycle Policies

Carpooling and Car Sharing

USF provides the following carpooling and car sharing programs. You can also consider Rideshare and Lyft as alternative transportation options.

Zipcar @ USF

Twelve Zipcars for hourly rent are now available at USF! Students 18 and older can join Zipcar for just $15. Credits applies to new members only. Just enter the code “usfzipcar” when you are registering. Credit applies to new members only.

Faculty and staff can join for a discounted annual fee using their USF email address to register. 

Commuter Programs for Faculty and Staff

Bay Area Commuter Check Program

The Clipper Program is available to all full-time faculty and staff that do not have a USF parking permit. Effective July 1, 2009, the USF monthly commuter subsidy contribution will be $65. Please contact Human Resources at (415) 422-6707 for additional information on the program.

Guaranteed Trip Home Program

The Guaranteed Trip Home Program is available to faculty and staff who carpool or take public transit to work. The program is intended for those employees who live within the Bay Area and are forced with an emergency that requires an immediate departure from campus to home.

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

Dispatch and Patrol Services

24 hours/7 days

Lone Mountain Lower Level (415) 422-4201 (415) 221-3641

Contact Info

Department of Public Safety

Mon.–Thurs. 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Fri. 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

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

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