Move In Checklists

You may check in and pick up your keys between 8am and 4pm on University business days. You may check in on or after the Occupancy Date listed on page 1 of your Housing Agreement. Housing Services does not provide evening, weekend or holiday check in.

Please be prepared with your address information when communicating with service providers.

Zip Codes
Aldea San Miguel – 94131
Avenue Housing – 94122
Mission Bay – 94158
145 Irving Street – 94122

Watch Your Orientation Video

Watch the orientation videos created to welcome you to your new community.

Aldea San Miguel Orientation
Avenue Housing & 145 Irving Street Orientation
Mission Bay Housing Orientation

Read the Tenant Handbooks
To give you a detailed description of the community you’ll be living in and the services we provide, housing handbooks for each of our properties can be found here.
Parnassus Handbook (This includes Aldea San Miguel, Avenue Housing, 145 Irving and Faculty Housing on 5th)
Mission Bay Handbook

Fire Safety
The University of California provides a fire safety training program for those who reside in campus housing at all UC campuses.  It is important that you know what to do in the event of a fire.  Please review the UCSF Housing Fire & Life Safety Training for Housing tenants.


Appliances and heat in your apartment are powered by electricity. The electricity service is provided by PG&E. Housing Services does not pay for electricity, unless otherwise noted (electricity is included in the rental rates for non-faculty Avenue Housing, Mission Bay shared 4-bedroom apartments and 145 Irving). You are responsible for putting the account in your name and paying the bill.

PG&E: 1-800-743-5000

Cable and Satellite Television
Please note that our buildings are not equipped for antennae or personal satellite dishes. Please be aware that any alteration (i.e. attaching cable to your walls) to your apartment during cable installation is in violation of the Housing Agreement and you will be held responsible for any necessary repairs upon move out. Housing Services will not sign a Landlord’s Agreement allowing any cable company to make such changes.

Cable installation must be scheduled during normal business hours (Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm) at Mission Bay, so we may allow the contractor access to the building and telephone/data room. Aldea residents can pick up their building utility key before their cable appointment.

Aldea San Miguel and Mission Bay tenants must check out a temporary key from the Housing Office to the building’s utility room for their service provider to access the building’s utility room.

Cable and Internet Vendors

All Properties
Basic landline service is provided by AT&T . You may chose your own long distance company and cell phone company.

•  AT&T (800) 310-2355

Internet Services
Aldea San Miguel
Aldea San Miguel is not connected to UCSF’s Ethernet service.  You may choose to purchase their own dial-up or cable service from their choice of provider.  Many tenants use AT&T or Comcast because the buildings are already equipped with wired infrastructure. You may not mount antennas or satellite dishes to the exterior of buildings.  You may connect your own wireless routers and airports to your computers’ hardware. Many tenants choose to go to the courtyard of the Aldea Center (155 Johnstone Drive) or to the Kalmanovitz Library (530 Parnassus Avenue) for wireless internet access using the UCSFguest unsecured network (note that rent payments cannot be made using an unsecured network).

Avenues Houses
Wifi internet service is often available in some areas of the Avenues Houses at no additional cost. Some tenants prefer to contract for their own services from a private internet provider. Signal strength varies throughout the properties, and may be stronger in some rooms than in others.  When connecting to wifi, look for a signal coming from UCSFguest for unsecured access (no password required).  If you have a UCSF student or employee MyAcesss account, you may use UCSFwpa for secured access (required to pay rent online).  Sign up for a MyAccess account and get your password at 

145 Irving Street & Mission Bay
Your apartment is already equipped with university Ethernet service via wireless and a data port.  Just plug your computer into the jack, or locate your wireless signal, and begin! Personal routers and airports are not permitted when using an Ethernet jack, unless you register your device at  When connecting to wifi, look for a signal coming from UCSFguest for unsecured access (no password required).  If you have a UCSF student or employee MyAccess account, you may use UCSFwpa for secured access (required to pay rent online).  Sign up for a MyAccess account and get your password at  Upon move in, you will be required to sign an
Internet Use Agreement

If you live at Mission Bay Housing and you expect to get packages delivered to you, you must have a Luxer One locker account.  Please register now at  Everyone in your apartment should have an account, and all the names on your deliveries must match the names on your Luxer accounts.  For more information on how Luxer One works, see the video at  If you are ordering from Amazon, please use an Amazon Locker. However, the Luxer One package room will also accept Amazon orders.

All Properties
Water and hot water are provided at no additional cost. However, you need to pay for your own water usage if you are the following Faculty Housing addresses:
1420 5th Avenue
1428 5th Avenue
1452 5th Avenue
1454 5th Avenue
1460 5th Avenue
1490 5th Avenue
If you are at one of these Faculty addresses contact Water and Wastewater Resources at 415-351-3399 or

Trash, Composting and Recycling
All Properties
Removal of basic household waste is provided at no additional cost. You will find trash and recycling chutes (Mission Bay) or bins (all other properties) near your apartment. Tenants are responsible for participating in the composting program.

After your move in please breakdown all your cardboard moving boxes and bring them to the recycling area of your building.  Never put cardboard down any trash or recycling chutes.

Moving Trucks and Containers
In general, large moving containers create a problem at move in and out. They do not fit into our parking space and require more space than we have available.
At Aldea San Miguel you may use a one smaller container up to 257 cubic feet that will be parked in your tenant parking space. 
At the Avenues, city streets cannot accommodate shipping containers. Moving trucks require a permit from the City of San Francisco. 
Mission Bay tenants who are moving in may obtain special 2-hour Parking Passes for temporary street parking for small moving vehicles. Obtain one of these passes at the MB Housing office.  The Mission Bay neighborhood is unable to accommodate moving pods or other large shipping containers.

Avenue Housing (non-faculty)
These houses are furnished.  Please note that all student housing on the Avenue have XL Twin beds.  Please bring bedding that will fit an XL Twin. We also suggest you bring a lamp, hangers, shoe racks and a mirror for your room.

Mission Bay
145 Irving Street
Aldea San Miguel
Faculty Avenue Housing
These properties are unfurnished. If you would like to rent furniture, please contact the vendor of your choice.

San Francisco and the Bay Area have extensive transportation systems. There is one comprehensive website ( where you can have all your questions answered and plan a trip.

For San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Ground Transportation Information, click here.

For Oakland International Airport (OAK) Ground Transportation Information, click here.

UCSF Parking and Transportation Services provides Campus Shuttles, Parking, Rideshare, and Bicycle programs, as well as maps and other useful campus info.

Renter’s Insurance

The University of California strongly recommends Renters Insurance for all tenants.  Renters Insurance provides valuable protection if your personal belongings are stolen or damaged, including laptop computers, smart phones, bicycles, game consoles, text books, clothing or other personal items.  If your laptop or other valuables are stolen, YOU are responsible for replacing them, not the school.  With our recommended Renters Insurance plan, any personal items that are stolen or damaged can be replaced at full cost subject to a $100 deducible.  Renters Insurance also protects you financially for unintentional damage to your University Housing or bodily injury for which you are liable.

To enroll in the Renters Insurance plan provided by GradGuard, please visit:

Meal Plans
Please note: UCSF Housing Services does not offer meal plan options. For campus restaurants and related services, please see Retail Services.

Get a Driver’s License or Register Your Car
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) provides information on obtaining a Driver’s License or a state Identification Card, as well as info on registering your automobile in California.

Register to Vote
If you are a United States citizen, and you want to become a San Francisco voter, please register at  You may also visit Housing Services’ Voter Registration Booth at the annual Block Party, held each October at the Mission Bay campus. 

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