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The goal of the Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe learning environment by working collaboratively with our campus community. This is accomplished by providing continuous campus patrol, campus shuttles, safety escorts, crime prevention programs, and parking services. Our department maintains a 24-hour communication center and uniformed public safety officers to respond to all reports of accidents, crimes, suspicious persons, hazards, and other emergencies.

2015-2016 Student Parking Lottery Application

The application for the student parking lottery for Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 is now available.  The application deadline is Friday, July 31st at 4 p.m.  

Student Lottery Application

The lottery application is for Full Time and 3-day Part Time parking permits.  Only one application per student will be accepted.  Only students living off campus and further than three miles from campus are eligible to apply for the parking lottery.  Evening and 1-Day permits are not done through the lottery and will be available to all students living off campus and further than three miles from campus.  Winners and non-winners of the lottery will be notified via USF email on Wednesday, August 12th.

New Hilltop-Downtown Shuttle Pilot Program

We are pleased to announce the launch of a pilot campus shuttle program for all USF faculty and staff looking for transportation to and from the Hilltop campus and downtown San Francisco. The shuttle service will officially launch routes on Monday, February 23, and offer free morning and afternoon service Monday through Friday.  For more information on the shuttle schedule, route, and reserving a seat, please visit the Hilltop-Downtown Shuttle page.

2014 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), the Higher Education Opoortunity Act (HEOA), and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA), we are pleased to present the University of San Francisco's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report covering the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. As in past years, crime statistics confirm a low campus crime rate, particularly the low incidence of violent crime.  This report is in PDF format. If you would like a printed copy, contact us and we will gladly provide you with a copy.

Letter from Senior Director and 2014 Annual Security Report

Emergency Preparedness:  What You Need Before the Next Earthquake 


Parking Permits are available online through iParq.
 iParq permit

To purchase a faculty/staff permit through iParq, visit

Parking permits for the 2014-2015 academic year will be available for purchase beginning August 14th at midnight.  This date is consistent with the date that faculty are due back for the fall semester.  Parking permits can be purchased online at  Permits can be purchased for the entire academic year (August 2014 - August 2015) or one semester at a time.  In order to purchase, you will need your 8-digit USF ID # and vehicle registration ready for reference. 

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Valet Parking

As a courtesy to the USF community, valet parking is provided by California Parking in the Hayes-Healy underground garage, Koret Center lot on Main Campus, and Loyola lot on the Lone Mountain campus.

Hours of Operation
Hayes Healy and Loyola lots:  Monday-Thursday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm during the regular academic year.

Koret Center lots:  Monday-Thursday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm during the regular academic year.

After-Hours Key Pick-Up
After 5:00 pm, vehicle keys from Hayes Healy and Loyola may be picked up from the Main Gate and Lone Mountain Gate, respectively. Please note that the parking gates are only open until 8:00 pm, and after 8:00 pm, Public Safety Dispatch must be called to retrieve Hayes Healy and Loyola Lot keys.  After 6:00 pm, vehicle keys from the Koret Lot can be retrieved by calling Public Safety Dispatch at 415-422-4201.  Please be advised that valet tickets are required at time of key retrieval.  


Emergency Preparedness Educational Series
The Department of Public Safety and the Office of Campus Resilience will be holding informational sessions for faculty and staff on various emergency preparedness topics.  For more information and to RSVP, please click here 

Use Zimride for Holiday Travel

Zimride connects you with fellow students, faculty, or staff to carpool.  Have a car and want to split the cost of gas?  Post your trip on Zimride and get connected with peers via a secure network of USF community members.  Need a ride home for Thanksgiving?  Look through the posted trips on Zimride, and match up with someone who's heading towards your destination.  

Check out the USF Zimride page and sign up using your USF email address.

See Campus Driving Policy

Due to the construction around campus over the next couple of years, please see the Accessibility Route Plan for access around the construction site. Access through the center of existing Harney into the Plaza will be closed off through out construction.

All vehicles on campus are required to adhere to the USF regulations and applicable state and local law regarding driving and parking on campus.  

Safety On The Street

Safety on the street  Practice these techniques all year long to help keep yourself safe.

Public Safety and Koret collaboratively offer classes for Women's Self Defense.  For further details, please visit