Student Services

Transportation and Parking Options for Registered UCSF Students

UCSF Transportation Services has offices at Parnassus and Mission Bay where students can purchase parking permits, purchase public transit passes (Clipper), register bicycles, or obtain information about a variety of transportation programs and services.

Lyft Partnership

UC San Francisco Transportation Services has partnered with Lyft to pilot a program to provide UC San Francisco students (as defined by UCSF Registrar’s office) with a Guaranteed Ride Home program.  The program launches on Monday, May 22, 2017.

The program is designed to provide students with a commute option to reach a transit hub, other UCSF campus, or reach their home—after our shuttle network has ended for the day.  The UCSF-Lyft program is designed for “after-hours” service and requires a unique Lyft code.

How it works
Students must create a Lyft account and add their @UCSF email as either the primary or “business” email account and use the Lyft app to request a ride from Parnassus Heights or Mission Bay.  If you already have a Lyft account, please add your @UCSF email to your existing account.  Once registered, Lyft will send you a unique “UCSF Promo Code” and you’ll add to your account.  UC San Francisco will pay the 1st $15.00 of the ride and if the ride exceeds $15.00, students pay the remainder from their personal credit card on file with the Lyft app.  Lyft will send you a new unique code on a monthly basis to use for the following month.  Students will have 30 rides per month to use or one ride per day (if needed).

What do I need to do?
If you do not want to participate in this program and share your @UCSF email account with Lyft, please “OPT-OUT” by sending “OPT-OUT” in the subject line to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Friday, May 19th, 2017.

If you want to participate, you do not need to do anything.  Starting on May 22nd, Lyft will send out your unique code to your @UCSF email account.  Once you have your code, you can start to use the service.

Questions?
Please send any questions related to the UCSF-Lyft program to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

UCSF-Lyft Student Program: Each UCSF Student issue a unique program code each month via email from Lyft
Code Valid: Daily
Hours: 11:00PM to 6:00AM
Pick-up Location: Parnassus Heights or Mission Bay
Drop-off Location: UCSF pays 1st $15 of ride, if ride exceeds $15, student pays balance from personal credit card on file

Permit and Public Parking

Access at ALL UCSF Parking Facilities

Motorcycle: “MC” Permit - $47.95/month
Valid at all times for access at all UCSF parking facilities.

Evening: “L” Permit - $25.55/month
Valid 4:45PM to 8:00AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends and UC holidays for access at all UCSF parking facilities.

Afternoon: “N” Permit - $80.75/month
Valid 2:00PM to 8:00AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends and UC holidays for access at all UCSF parking facilities except for Beckman Vision, LPPI, Mission Hall lot and the Mt. Zion Campus.  Parking at these locations are valid 4:45PM to 8:00AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends and UC holidays.

Access at PARNASSUS Campus

Public Parking on weekday evenings, weekends and UC holidays Registered UCSF students with a valid UCSF ID can park in the Millberry Union Garage (500 Parnassus) for a flat rate of $2 at the following times: Monday through Friday from 4:45PM to 8:00AM and anytime on weekends and UC holidays.  Standard public parking fees apply all other times. Access at MISSION BAY Campus“MBR” Permit - $203/month Valid at all times for access to the Mission Bay Community Center Garage (1625 Owens), the Mission Bay 3rd Street Garage (1650 3rd), and Mission Bay surface parking lot at 4th Street and Campus Lane.  This permit is also valid 4:45PM to 8:00AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends and UC holidays for access at all other UCSF parking facilities. ● “MBS” Permit - $101.50/month With approval from the Office of the Registrar, this special UCSF Mission Bay student permit is valid from 8:00AM to 4:45PM for access to the upper floors (floors 7 and above) of the Mission Bay 3rd Street Garage (1650 3rd). A UCSF student is defined as an official student registered via the UCSF Registrar’s office and affiliated with one of the UCSF school’s of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry and/or Pharmacy. This permit is also valid 4:45PM to 8:00AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends and UC holidays for access at all other UCSF parking facilities. *Post-Docs, Residents, Clinical Fellows or interns, Graduate Students, ETC., or any other specialized affiliation with the University on paid status do not qualify.Public Parking on weekday evenings, weekends and UC holidays

Registered UCSF students with a valid UCSF ID can park in the Owens Street Garage (1625 Owens) for a flat rate of $2 at the following times: Monday through Friday from 4:45PM to 8:00AM and anytime on weekends and UC holidays.  Standard public parking fees apply all other times. *Discounted student rate is not valid at the Mission Bay Medical Center location (1835 Owens). Access at LAUREL HEIGHTS Campus“LHR” Permit - $203/month Valid at all times for access at Laurel Heights. This permit is also valid 4:45PM to 8:00AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends and UC holidays for access at all other UCSF parking facilities.

Student Carpool Permits
Student carpool permits are now available in the Surge parking lot at Parnassus for $101.50/month. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Each carpool needs a minimum of three UCSF students and the UCSF students must not be current residents in UCSF Housing. If you are interested, please submit a request for a permit online. The carpool permit will be good through June 30, 2017. Please contact Student Life at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you have any questions.
Bicycle Parking
When you ride your bike to UCSF, you’ll always find parking. With sturdy racks or well-lit cages, you’ll find multiple options to easily and securely lock up your bicycle on each campus. For general tips on bicycle routes, safety, service, and more, visit our resources page. As an added layer of protection, registration stickers are required for all bicycles parked on campus in or inside UCSF bike rooms and cages. Applying for a permit is FREE and easy—all you need to do is: ● Complete a Bicycle Permit Application ● Provide a photo UCSF ID and your bike’s make, model, color, and serial number ● Pass a bicycle safety quiz

See more on our Biking page.

City CarShare

When you need more than a shuttle ride or bicycle, our partnership with City CarShare helps the UCSF community get mobilized—at a discount. With pod site locations on campus and throughout the Bay Area, City CarShare vehicles put you in the driver’s seat.

See more on our City CarShare page.

Zimride

Through a partnership with Zimride, we’re giving you access to a fun, easy, and FREE way to coordinate your daily commute. Whether you need a ride, or have one to give, Zimride can help get the UCSF community everywhere it needs to go.

Check out profiles of your UCSF colleagues before sharing a ride.
All UCSF faculty, staff, and students are eligible to sign-up for Zimride. There is no cost for membership.

Ready to sign-up? Visit the Zimride website.

See more on our Zimride page.

Shuttle Services

Frequent UCSF shuttles connect all of our campuses, San Francisco General Hospital, and even BART.

For up-to-the-minute alerts, including travel delays and holiday schedules, please follow us on Twitter (@UCSF_Shuttles).

See more on our Shuttles page.

Amtrack Discount

On your next trip to visit family and friends, ride Amtrak and take 20% off on California routes, the Capitol Corridor, San Joaquin and Pacific Surfliner. With free Wi-Fi, you can catch up on-line with family and friends or the latest news. Or just relax and leave traffic jams behind.  Three-days advance reservations are required.  For details and reservations, visit Amtrak.com/CACollege20.

 

Parnassus Campus

500 Parnassus Avenue
MU-Level P7, Room 26
San Francisco, CA 94143-0240
Phone: (415) 476-2566
Fax: (415) 476-9633
Open weekdays:
7:30 AM to 4:45 PM

Mission Bay Campus

1625 Owens Street, Suite 104
Community Center Garage
San Francisco, CA 94143-0299
Phone: (415) 476-1511
Fax: (415) 476-0499
Open weekdays:
8:15 AM to 4:45 PM

Need more information or have additional questions? Here is a list of relevant contacts:

Shuttle Hotline (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)
Permit Parking - Patricia McGovern (415) 476-2568 or Monica Caporale (415) 514-9754
Parnassus Public Parking - Wayne Kwan (415) 514-4520
Mt. Zion Public Parking - Andy Herrera (415) 502-1727
Mission Bay and Mission Center Public Parking - Tim McNeil (415) 476-2569 or Jaime Mac (415) 476-4967
Mission Bay Hospital Public Parking - Jeanie Chan (415) 476-7939
Enforcement - Kevin Cox (415) 476-1386
Citation Appeal - Hotline (415) 476-7191
Alternative Transportation - Phillip Kee (415) 476-2560
Bicycling - Phillip Kee (415) 476-2560