USF law students have an array of housing options to choose from as they make the city of San Francisco their home. While most law students live off campus within the city of San Francisco, a new USF residential option for priority use by law students opened in Fall 2017.
The law school’s Office of Admissions and the USF Office of Student Housing and Residential Education provide a variety of support services to help guide students through the process of securing housing. For LLM Students, contact Julianne C Traylor.
The University of San Francisco opened a new residential facility for law students in Fall 2017. The residence consists of two floors, housing approximately 45 students, most in single rooms. There is a central kitchen and large lounge area. Each floor includes communal bathrooms and laundry facilities. Some of these rooms are reserved for LLM Students, so early application is encouraged.
The new housing facility is located at 1330 14th Ave. on the St. Anne of the Sunset Church and School site. It is 1.5 miles from campus, which is a 20-minute bus ride away. This unique partnership with the parish opens two fully renovated floors of a St. Anne's building to exclusive use as USF law student housing, complete with a dedicated entrance. The residence is located in the Inner Sunset neighborhood, a vibrant community with shops and restaurants in immediate proximity. In order to avoid impacting neighborhood parking, students living at St. Anne's may not have a car for use or parking in the neighborhood. There is convenient public transportation between the neighborhood and campus.
The housing application process is managed through the university’s Office of Student Housing and Residential Education. Pricing information is now available, and incoming and continuing law students may apply online for housing.
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The majority of law students prefer to live off campus within the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area. The admissions office will send information on a first-year roommate contact sheet in mid-June.
In addition, an Off-Campus Housing Workshop will be held on June 5, 2020, at the USF School of Law to assist in your search for off-campus housing. You may register for the Housing Workshop beginning in early May.
IMPORTANT: In light of our recent shelter in place directive until May 31, 2020, the Housing Workshop will be delayed until mid-June. In addition, the program will be presented in a virtual format and Zoom login information will be sent out in early June. We appreciate your patience as we continue to adhere to our state and local officials recommendations in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.
If you have a learning disability or other disability which requires special accommodation by the Law School, you are required to contact the Student Disability Services Office at 415.422.2613. You must contact as soon as possible but no later than July 1, 2020. Appropriate documentation must be furnished before special accommodations may be made. For more information visit Student Disability Services.
On-campus parking is extremely limited at USF. Only students living outside a five mile radius of the campus are eligible to apply. On-campus parking permits are distributed by the USF Office of Public Safety. Students must apply for on-campus parking by July 31, 2020. Lottery winners will be notified beginning August 1, 2020, for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. Parking permits are also available for students with disabilities, or those using motorcycles. For more information regarding on-campus parking as well as parking permit applications, please visit the Office of Public Safety website.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the USF Public Safety Department publishes an Annual Security Report. The Annual Security Report is available online. A written copy of the Annual Security Report can be obtained by contacting the USF Public Safety Office at (415) 422-4222.
The university makes health insurance available for all students. Enrolling in a health insurance plan is REQUIRED for all graduate and professional school students. View the health insurance policy for more information. All USF students are automatically billed and enrolled in the health insurance plan each semester unless a waiver application is approved. Waiver information is available on the web page listed above. Waiver applications must be completed each academic year. The University of San Francisco also requires international students and students residing in university-operated housing to provide proof of immunization. Find more information about immunization requirements.
New students will also need to review and complete an online health awareness course called “Think About It” prior to enrollment in the fall. The Health Promotions Office will be sending email reminders to all new admits during the summer. You can review the course on the Health Promotions Office website. All new students are required to complete this course prior to starting classes in the Fall.