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.

Late Night Lyft for Students

Late Night Ride Home for Students with Lyft

Missed the last shuttle due to a late night at the library or lab? We’ve got you covered with a Lyft!

Students can ride Lyft from campus to home, a transit hub, or other UCSF campus after hours and UCSF will cover the first $10 of the ride, up to 15 rides per month, thanks to a partnership between UCSF Transportation Services and Lyft.

How it works

Hours:
11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Pick-up locations:
UCSF Parnassus Heights, UCSF Mission Bay, SF VA Hospital or Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

UCSF Pays $10:
UCSF pays up to $10 toward the cost of your ride. If more than $10, you pay the balance. Good for up to 15 rides per month.

Get Started:
1. Create a Lyft account with your UCSF email address (or add your UCSF email to an existing account)
2. Lyft will send a “UCSF Promo Code” on the 1st of the month
3. Add your promo code to your account each month
4. Use the Lyft app in “personal” mode (not “business” mode) to request a ride

Restrictions
Rides are restricted to on-campus pick-up only, from Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, SF VA Hospital, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. See maps below for pick-up area, updated as of September 10, 2019.

Parnassus Heights Campus Map
Parnassus Heights campus map

Mission Bay Campus Map
Mission Bay campus map

This program is designed for students (as defined by UCSF Registrar’s office) to provide a commute option to reach a transit hub, other UCSF campus, or 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. UCSF Transportation Services is pleased to be able to continue the program in the FY2019-2020 fiscal year to June 2020.

Questions?
Please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Waze Carpool

You have outsmarted traffic with Waze, now match with others heading the same direction to save transit costs and reduce the strain of traffic on the environment using Waze Carpool.

Get started with Waze Carpool.

Permit and Public Parking

All campus locations have a permit parking system, with limited spaces available in public parking structures and at permit-exclusive lots. Permits fees vary by location and type. To determine specific availability, eligibility, and costs, please review our Permit Access Chart.

To request a permit, please bring a completed Mission Bay Student Parking Permit Application to the Transportation office nearest you.

Access at ALL UCSF Parking Facilities

Motorcycle: MC Permit
Valid at all times for access at all UCSF parking facilities.

Evening: L Permit
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
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, Mission Bay Medical Center 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 $3 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
Valid at all times for access to the Mission Bay Community Center Garage (1625 Owens), the Mission Bay 3rd Street Garage (1650 3rd), Nelson Rising lot 1 and 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.

MBS Permit
With approval from the Office of the Registrar, this special UCSF Mission Bay student permit is valid in the Nelson Rising lot 1. 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, Pharmacy or Graduate Division. 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.

For a map to the new Nelson Rising lot 1, click here.

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 $3 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
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 $116.50/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, 2019. 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.

ZipCar

Zipcar is an alternative to owning or driving your car to work. There are a variety of vehicles types to chose from and you can rent vehicles by the hour or day.

See more on our Zipcar 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.

My Commute

Welcome to UC San Francisco’s mycommute.ucsf.edu portal.

UCSF Transportation Services is pleased to announce our new commuter portal designed for every member of the UCSF community to enjoy a better commute and help commuters skip the solo drive to campus. 

UCSF Employees & Students:
Whether you’re new to UCSF and planning your first commute or have been commuting to UCSF for many years, mycommute.ucsf.edu will help you evaluate best options, including public transit, UCSF shuttle system, UCSF vanpool, or carpool. mycommute.ucsf.edu also shows real time traffic and parking locations, should you need to drive and park on campus.

To use best use the site, please register using your @ucsf.edu email address to create your profile. UCSF employees and students will have access to additional programs and services provided by our mycommute.ucsf.edu portal.


UCSF Visitors & Patients: To help ensure your visit to campus is as efficient as possible, we invite you to enter your start and end location into mycommute.ucsf.edu.
Please note: the registration/login is only for employees/students with a valid @ucsf.edu email address.

Start your trip with mycommute.ucsf.edu

Questions?
Please contact us via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.

Amtrak Discount

On your next trip to visit family and friends, ride Amtrak and take 15% 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.

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? Contact numbers by service:

Shuttles - Shuttle Hotline (415) 476-4646 (GOGO)
Permit Parking - Jay Xue (415) 476-2568
Public Parking - Wayne Kwan (415) 514-4520 or Tim McNeil (415) 476-2569
Cashiers - Wayne Kwan (415) 514-4520 or Tim McNeil (415) 476-2569
Enforcement - Andy Herrera (415) 502-1727
Alternative Transportation - Georgina Arias (415) 514-2966
Bicycle Registration & Bike Cage Access - Jay Xue (415) 476-2568
Pre-Tax Savings Programs - Marlene Ramirez (415) 502-4275
Valet - Wayne Kwan (415) 514-4520