Transfer Housing Summer Program

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.

"At the Off-Campus Housing and the Transfer Summer Program, I got to meet great and very welcoming people, and was able to enjoy the beautiful weather and city while exploring housing options. Thanks to Cindy, Kai, and Andrea, our travel and housing search was made very easy and I am glad that I attend the transfer session."    -Stela D. 

"Spending time with all of you really eased my worries about making the move up to San Francisco. Off-campus housing-search resources were among the most helpful resources I learned about. Also, just having the opportunity to spend a couple of days with other transfer students was great! To be honest, we all got along so well, and now keep in touch all the time, and my roommate for that weekend is actually soon to be my roommate in the fall! I’m happy I’ll be coming onto campus with a group of friends that found themselves in the same position as me. Overall, it was a great weekend and I feel much more confident and ready to start my next two years at USF!"    -Ivan G.

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

The Off-Campus Living 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.