Welcome to the Hilltop

MSP is a program that strives to provide you and your families with a successful transition to life at USF and in the beautiful city of San Francisco. You’ll be taking field trips, doing community services, studying, reflecting, and preparing for the college journey - all in two weeks!

Before you arrive, we’ll be doing a LOT of online chats, posting videos, showing you the campus through our eyes, so join the conversation!


Check in is on Sunday August 5, 2018 from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Hayes-Healy Hall front desk, located at 2305 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94117-1080.

There are two critical meetings on August 8th (times subject to change):

  • Parent/Family Orientation, 12–1 p.m.
  • The MSP Opening Ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m.

We understand that many Scholars do not come to the program with parents/family in attendance. If you would like for us to send information to your families, please reach out to lobo@usfca.edu the week before your arrival.


All MSP Scholars are required to live on campus for the duration of the program, even if they are not living on campus in the Fall. Each Scholar is assigned a room by Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE). Rooms are single-sex. Scholars are matched based on preferences stated in the USF Housing application. Each room contains two of the following (one per roommate): a desk and chair, a dresser (three drawers each), a closet, a regular twin-sized bed, and a desk lamp. Linens are not provided, so please bring your own bed sheets, blankets, and pillow. You will also need to bring your own towels.

Making Calls

There are no payphones on campus. An alternative to using a phone on campus  is to use a service like Zoom (https://zoom.us/) that allows you to place calls over the Internet. All USF students have free access to Zoom (many instructors use Zoom for meetings after class).


There is a laundry room available in the residence hall with coin operated washers and dryers. You will need to provide your own detergent and softener. Washer cycles and dryer cycles cost $1.00 each.


Shared bathrooms are centrally located on residence hall floors. Bathrooms are equipped with toilet stalls, individual shower stalls, sinks and mirrors. Bathrooms are single-sex only.

The Muscat Scholars Program and the University of San Francisco are not responsible for any loss of personal belongings.