Pedro Arrupe Residence Hall

Located one mile from USF, Pedro Arrupe allows students to live in a traditional residence hall setting  away from campus. This handsome red brick building affords students a safe, secure community to connect with peers and engage in learning.

Pedro Arrupe

View a virtual tour of a Pedro Arrupe Single Room, a Pedro Arrupe Double Room, and a Pedro Arrupe Large Double Room


Originally built to be a nurse residence for the old French Hospital, the Pedro Arrupe building was leased by USF in 2000 to serve as a student residence hall. This residence hall was named Pedro Arrupe, in honor of the former Superior General of the Society of Jesus. In addition to being the first Superior General to visit USF, Fr. Pedro Arrupe is also known for his missionary work in Japan and his heroic assistance to the victims of the Hiroshima bombing. Pedro Arrupe Hall is a handsome red brick building that is located on 6th Avenue, across from the Richmond Police Station and adjacent to Kaiser Permanente French Campus. Even though it is one mile from campus, two nearby bus routes afford students an easy commute to USF. Despite its off-campus location, Pedro Arrupe operates as a traditional residence where students can live in a safe, secure community with their peers.

Facts and Amenities


  • Transfer and Continuing Students
  • Male and female residents
  • 90 residents


  • 4 floors, each floor is single-sex
  • Singles and doubles available


  • 6th Ave, between Geary Ave and Anza St.
  • One mile from campus
  • Nearest bus routes: 31 Balboa, 38 Geary, 33 Stanyan, 5 Fulton

Mailing address

490 6th Avenue, Room #
San Francisco, CA 94118

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  • 24-hr front desk
  • Key card required to access building
  • Key required to access rooms


  • Ethernet ports in each room
  • WiFi throughout building

Community Areas

  • 2 student lounges
  • Kitchen with refrigerators, stovetop, oven, and microwaves
  • Laundry room (accepts coins and Don Dollars)


  • Cable TV connector in each room
  • Flat screen TVs with surround sound in lounge
  • Gaming systems in lounge (Xbox 360, Wii)
  • Pool Table


The Inner and Outer Richmond neighborhoods (as well as Inner and Outer Sunset) were once written off as “outside lands”; a vast tract of sand dunes that laid between the city and sea. Today the Inner Richmond (the dividing line between Inner and Outer Richmond is 19th Avenue) boasts a casual yet urban vibe. The population is predominantly of Chinese heritage, and this area is sometimes referred to as a “second Chinatown,” due to the preponderance of restaurants. Dim sum fans especially will love it here.

This neighborhood also has deep Irish and Russian roots, and the tech boom has caused an influx of young professionals who prefer a more casual setting to live than some of the eastern neighborhoods. It’s also one of the most diverse neighborhoods in terms of age. The University of San Francisco lies on the eastern edge and brings in students, but there’s an array of families, professionals, and older people as well.