Transfer Housing Summer Program

Students on street corner in Chinatown

Let’s get you started with housing. The Transfer Housing Summer Program is designed to help you take on the apartment hunt like a pro.

The Transfer Housing Summer Program is for transfer students who have confirmed their spot at USF by making an enrollment deposit. If you have not yet committed to USF by making your enrollment deposit, please do so before registering for this event.

We’ll set you up for three nights in a USF residence hall and cover everything you need to know so you’ll be prepared to find an apartment when you get here. You’ll learn:

  • Which neighborhoods USF students live in
  • What to look for in a housing ad
  • Which social media groups/websites have housing leads
  • How to get around on Muni
  • What to ask at an apartment viewing
  • Other helpful tips for city living

You and other transfer students will explore the neighborhoods, view a student’s off-campus apartment, and learn more about the resources offered by the Off-Campus Student Services team. You won’t be alone on this journey!

USF will provide three nights in a shared room in a USF residence hall, a $10 Clipper card (reusable) to commute around the city, light breakfast for all three mornings, and access to the Koret Health and Recreation Center, if desired. All other meals and incidentals during the program will not be covered, and students should be prepared to pay those separately. Parking will not be covered, but those arriving by car can find street parking. Street parking is not always convenient, so be sure to leave extra time to find a spot.

We're hosting two Transfer Housing Summer Programs this summer. Pick one session below that works best for you:

Session 1:

Tuesday June 4 (check in at 6:30 p.m.) - Friday June 7 (check out at 11:00 a.m.)

(Deadline to register is Tuesday May 28)


Session 2: 

Tuesday July 16 (check in at 6:30 p.m.) - Friday July 19 (check out at 11:00 a.m.)

(Deadline to register is Tuesday July 9)

Both Transfer Housing Summer Program sessions take place after the Admitted Transfer Visit Days on June 4 and July 16. If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up for an Admitted Transfer Visit Day, which includes presentations from financial aid, the Career Services Center, and the Center for Academic Student Achievement. You’ll have time after the Admitted Transfer Visit Day to relax, then you’ll head to the Transfer Housing Summer Program.

For more questions about the Transfer Housing Summer Program, please email We hope to see you there!

The Off-Campus Student Services Office is here to support you in your search for finding an apartment. We will work with you in providing resources, help and tips/leads as they become available. However, we cannot guarantee San Francisco housing for you, and therefore it will be up to you to treat the process as a priority when you arrive.