Student Services

We’re here to connect UCSF students to campus locations throughout the city!

    • Ride UCSF shuttles for free to UCSF medical centers, campus locations, and BART
    • Park on campus and take advantage of discounted parking rates for students
    • Bike to secure on-campus parking
    • Join a carpool or vanpool to share a ride and save

Explore your transportation options, plus check out our special perks just for students, including our late-night ride home service with Lyft.

Ride with Us
Get on board UCSF shuttles to connect to campus locations and the 16th Street BART station. Plan your trip at: Shuttles.ucsf.edu

Park with Us
Students are welcome to park on campus and will receive special discounted parking rates.

Daily Student Parking Rate* - $12 per day
    • Available at (pull a ticket at entry to the garage and show student ID to the cashier at exit to receive the discounted student rate):

    Mission Bay Campus
    • UCSF Community Center Garage, at Rutter Center - 1625 Owens Street
    • UCSF Third Street Garage - 1650 Third Street
 
    Mount Zion Campus
    • 2420 Sutter Street Garage

Monthly Student Parking Rate* - $151 per month
    • Purchase at: Paymyinvoice.ucsf.edu

The student monthly parking pass is valid anytime at the following locations:

    Mission Bay Campus
    • UCSF Community Center Garage, at Rutter Center - 1625 Owens Street
    • UCSF Third Street Garage - 1650 Third Street
    • UCSF Nelson Rising Lane Lot 4 - 727 Nelson Rising Lane

    Laurel Heights Campus
    • Laurel Heights Parking Lot - 3333 California Street

At all other UCSF parking facilities, the monthly student parking pass will only be valid during off-peak hours, Monday – Friday from 4:45pm to 8am, and all day on weekends and holidays.

Students are welcome to park at any UCSF parking facility at any time and pay public rates.

*Parking rates effective July 2021. Parking rates are applicable 7 days a week and include a mandatory 25% city tax.

For more information about parking rates, locations, and services, please visit our Parking webpage.


Bike with Us
When you bike to UCSF, you’ll always find a place to easily and securely lock up your bike in well-lit cages or sturdy racks. Find bike cages, get a bike permit application, and discover more resources for bicycle commuters on our Biking webpage. Plus, many Bay Wheels bike share locations are conveniently located near campus for quick and easy bike rentals.

Commute with Us
If you’re planning your first trip to UCSF, or looking for resources to plan your commute to campus, start here: MyCommute.ucsf.edu

Discover transportation options tailored to your starting location and destination – public transit, UCSF shuttles, UCSF vanpool, carpool, biking and driving routes and more. You can even get matched with carpools in your area!

For best results, login using your UCSF email address and create a profile.


Student Late Night 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. Hours are from 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m., and pick-up locations are restricted to these UCSF campus locations: including Parnassus Heights, Mission Bay, SF VA Hospital, and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

To get started, create a Lyft account with your UCSF email address (or add your UCSF email to an existing account). The first time you join this student program, you will receive an opt-in email from Lyft in which you will need to click a link. The Lyft Pass will be added to your Lyft account on the first day of each month when you are a registered student. Use the Lyft app in “personal” mode (not “business” mode) to request a ride.


Public Transportation Options

Explore the many public transportation options to get you around the City of San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area.

    • Mission Bay – Free Mission Bay Shuttle Service (MBTMA)

    • San Francisco – SFMTA’s Muni buses and light rail

    • Bay Area – BART

    • East Bay – AC Transit

    • Peninsula – Caltrain

    • Marin and North Bay – Golden Gate Transit and Ferry

    • Additional Resources – 511.org

Students who participate in the CalFresh Program (government-funded food assistance program) can take advantage of the Clipper Start pilot program and receive a 20%-50% discount on select public transit providers. Get more info from the UCSF Food Security for Students webpage.