Housing Services

Housing Services offers on-campus housing and related services to UCSF students, post-docs, residents, clinical fellows, and faculty.   Provided they are enrolled in a UCSF degree program, students may live for up to two years in campus rental accommodations.  Unit types for singles include shared double rooms, single rooms, efficiencies, studios, and Junior 1-Bedrooms.  Unit types for couples and families include studios, 1-Bedrooms, 2-Bedrooms and 3-Bedrooms. UCSF campus housing properties are located at or near the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses.

Housing Services makes assignments and housing offers beginning in early April for July/August/September move-in.  Please be sure your housing application, along with supporting documentation, is completed by March 25 for priority consideration. Although you may apply at any time throughout the year, you will have the maximum number of chances to get housing if you apply by the priority deadline. The housing application is free and online.  

Housing Services' Off-Campus Rentals Web site also provides a free referral service for off-campus rental properties throughout San Francisco.  If you choose to live off campus, you may browse ads from private landlords or potential roommates and view useful information about the city's neighborhoods and transportation systems.

Apartment hunters and short-term campus visitors may view a wide selection of hoteliers near campus locations. If you need a temporary place to stay until you are settled in San Francisco, please review these short-term housing options.

** UPDATE — July 10, 2020 — Apply Now **
Say goodbye to the “hard to win” UCSF Housing application process! The chances of placement have increased with the opening of The Tidelands (the new complex in the Dogpatch). Apply now for move-ins in July through October. Visit the UCSF Housing website for more information on the different communities available.

If you have questions, please e-mail Housing Services at [email protected].