Transportation and Parking Options for Registered UCSF Students
NEW! Student Carpool Permits Available at Parnassus
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.
500 Parnassus Avenue
Mission Bay Campus
1625 Owens Street, Suite 104
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
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:
See more at: click here
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 at: click here
UC San Francisco Transportation Services has partnered with Scoot to provide another form of alternative transportation between campuses and around town for the UCSF community.
Scoot is a green, sustainable, alternative personal transportation option in San Francisco. If you’re over 21-years-old and have a standard driver’s license (no motorcycle license needed), you can rent electric mopeds (“Scoots”) from two campus locations (Parnassus and Mission Bay). They rent for $2 per half hour to start. Here is a short video showing how they work.
Scoot allows one-way or round trips so you can commute, run errands, or return to your starting point. Scoots come equipped with two helmet sizes and you use an app on your smartphone to turn Scoots on and off, as well as select your pick-up/drop-off location or garage. New Scoots are completely keyless because the Scoot app is the key.
Scoot riders have taken more than a million miles of zero-emission trips within San Francisco since it was founded. Scoot is excited to provide UCSF another eco-friendly option for getting around the city.
UCSF staff, students, and faculty can sign-up for free with Scoot during July by using their UCSF email account. This UCSF special includes a free three hours of ride time, no monthly membership fees, and a free in-person riding lesson. Sign up by going to http://www.scoot.co/UCSF.
UCSF Transportation Services has two Scoot pod locations. They include the Millberry Union Garage, Level P7, at Parnassus and at the Mission Bay Campus Community Center, Rutter Garage, Level P1. Both locations are live and ready for use.
Permit and Public Parking
Important General Permit Policies
Access at ALL UCSF PARKING FACILITIES
Motorcycle: “MC” Permit- $47.95.40/month
Valid at all times for access at all UCSF parking facilities.
“L” Permit - $25.55/month
Valid 4:45 PM to 8:00 AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends on holidays for access at all UCSF parking facilities.
Access at ALL UCSF PARKING FACILITIES except Mt. Zion Campus
“N” Permit - $80.75/month
Valid 2:00 PM to 8:00 AM weekdays and anytime on weekends and holidays for access at all UCSF parking facilities except for Beckman Vision, LPPI, Mission Hall lot and the Mt. Zion Campus.
Access at PARNASSUS CAMPUS
Public Parking on weekdays evening, weekends, and University holidays
Registered UCSF students with 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 4:45 PM to 8:00 AM; Saturday all day; Sunday all day; University holidays all day. Standard public parking fees apply all other times.
Access at MISSION BAY CAMPUS
“MBR” Permit - $203.00/month
Valid at all times for access to the Mission Bay Owens Street Garage (1625 Owens), the Mission Bay 3rd Street Garage (1630 3rd Street), 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 on 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 8:00 AM to 4:45 PM for access to the upper floors (floors 7 and above) of the Mission Bay 3rd Street Garage (1630 3rd Street). 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 4:45 PM to 8:00 AM on weekdays and anytime on weekends on 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.
* Discounted student rate is not valid at the Mission Bay Medical Center location.
Registered UCSF students with 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 4:45 PM to 8:00 AM; All day Saturday; All day Sunday; University holidays all day.
Standard public parking fees apply at all other times.
Access at LAUREL HEIGHTS CAMPUS
“LHR” Permit - $203.00/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 on holidays for access at all other UCSF parking facilities.
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).
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ZimrideThrough 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 at: click here
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Student Amtrack DiscountOn 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.
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