This section is dedicated to helping you get settled into your life here in San Francisco. Please refer to the subtopics on the left navigation panel of this page to learn more about:

  • Housing Search Strategy
  • Housing Rental Guidelines
  • Housing Resources
  • Utilities & Furniture

Some individuals visit San Francisco ahead of time to search for housing. We realize that this may be difficult for most of you, so we have included maps and websites that will help you become familiar with the local neighborhoods, housing options, and costs before you arrive.

Please note that the UCSF Housing office is the campus resident expert on housing issues. Please be sure to reach out UCSF Housing with potential questions.