Basic needs refer to the most essential resources required to thrive as a student- including food, housing, financial wellness and health. For students to be active and engaged learners, it is important that their basic needs are met.
- USF Food Pantry: The pantry is meant to provide an intermediate solution for students who are experiencing food insecurity.
- SF Marin Food Bank: Use SF Marin Food Bank's Food Locator tool to find food assistance in San Francisco and Marin. The tool can help you locate weekly free groceries, one-time emergency food, or help to enroll in CalFresh (foods stamps).
- Housing Insecurities: Throughout this website you will find numerous resources to assist with housing security challenges.
- Off Campus Housing: Students who connect with the off-campus living office can receive help in the following areas: 1-on-1 coaching; assistance in the housing search while in San Francisco; legal resources; and conflict resolution.
- Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE): USF residence halls offer engaging programs; a safe, clean and secure environment; and dedicated staff who strive to support their students.
Health is a component of well-being that can impact student success. For students to be active and engaged learners, it is important that their mental and physical health needs are met.
- Physical Health: Click to find available resources to assist students with their physical health needs.
- Mental Health: Below you will find available resources to assist students with their mental health needs.
- Case Management: provides support and intervention, consultation, crisis management, and education to address student challenges or difficulties that impact student success, wellness, and the campus community.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS): provides students with mental health services that allow them to improve and maintain their mental well-being and to meet their educational, personal, emotional and spiritual goals.
- University Ministry: supports the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of the University of San Francisco (USF) community.