University Ministry

University Ministry supports the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of the USF community. We enrich the USF experience by creating communities grounded in Ignatian spirituality and the Jesuit Catholic mission of USF.

University Ministry offers experiences rooted in the Ignatian tradition that ignite your imagination, cultivate your creativity, examine your spiritual depth, and invite you to explore who you are at your center.

Our programs and services encourage USF students, faculty, staff and alumni of all religious backgrounds or none, to connect their faith, spirituality, and values with an active engagement in the world, especially with economically poor and systematically oppressed communities.

Students playing with children during an immersion trip.

Immersions, Social Justice, and Volunteering

Our Arrupe Immersions and social justice and volunteer programs provide experiences that challenge your perceptions. We ask you to reflect on the meaning of these experiences, while encouraging you to develop relationships of compassion, justice, and advocacy.

Bells along the wall in the Interfaith Meditation Room.

Faith Formation and Interfaith Programs

Our faith formation programs offer opportunities for you to explore your spiritual potential. Resident ministers connect students to our wide variety of programs and social justice opportunities. Programs for faculty and staff explore the Jesuit mission, deepen spiritual practices, and enrich professional vocations. Our interfaith programs foster deeper understanding, cooperation, and respect among our community of varied faiths.

A group of students standing with their arms around each other at a University Ministry retreat.

Liturgy, Prayer, and Retreats

USF celebrates weekly student mass in St. Ignatius Church, signature liturgies during the school year, and more intimate worship services in the residence halls. Retreats offered throughout the year create sacred spaces and opportunities for the USF community to become reflective, spiritually attentive, engaged, rejuvenated, and active.

My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together."

Desmond Mpilo Tutu

Contact Info

University Ministry

Toler Hall, Lower Level 122
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-4463