Other Helpful Resources

three students wearing backpacksYour everyday needs as a student no doubt include housing and transportation. It’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the campus resources we hope you won’t need, just in case.

The Basics
One of your top concerns as a new student will be finding housing. Cost and convenience make campus housing the best option for lots of students, especially when they first start out. If that's not for you, there are other options. If you are taking care of others — children or an elder — while you're in school, you'll want to tap into a range of family services at UCSF. Have a class at Parnassus and a lab meeting at Mission Bay? No problem. Free shuttles connect all of UCSF. If you don't live on campus, you might want advice about your commute.

Personal Safety and Security
All urban environments present advantages as well as a few concerns. Get safety tips and know how to find help if you should need it, and sign up to get alerts on your phone through the campus "WarnMe" system.

Mediation Services
All good researchers and health professionals know that when it comes to humans, there are lots of variables. If you've hit a rough patch with a mentor or colleague, get confidential help.

Legal Resources
UCSF doesn't have an on-campus legal office for students, but there are community resources you can take advantage of. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many physical office locations at UCSF are temporarily closed or are operating on a reduced schedule; however, the student services you need are still available online. See a directory of UCSF student services websites.