Welcome, UCSF Affiliates!

We hope you will apply to live at this vibrant community.

One Bedrooms
Student & Trainee
Faculty & Staff

Rates and terms

Full time UCSF students, trainees (postdocs, medical residents, clinical fellows), faculty, and career staff working at least 50% time are eligible for this program. For more specifics and title codes, please visit the UCSF Housing Eligibility web page.

UCSF students and trainees receive priority in the assignments process over staff and faculty.

UCSF affiliates may choose from efficiencies, studios, or 1-Bedroom units.

Term limits for living in UCSF-related housing are 5 years, cumulative in a lifetime, regardless of university affiliation or break in occupancy. After being a resident in any combination of UCSF-owned or UCSF-leased properties for 5 years in a lifetime, the tenant will be required to move and find alternative housing accommodations. Time living as an additional occupant on someone else’s agreement is not counted toward this 5-year occupancy limit.

UCSF affiliates have two different rate tiers: 1) Student & Trainee and 2) Faculty & Staff. Because pricing is based on your UCSF affiliation, each apartment may be priced at various tiers. Please note: A change of your university affiliation, such as when a student becomes staff, or when a clinical fellow becomes faculty, may have an impact on your rate. Please see UCSF Housing Services’ web page for rates.

Under certain conditions, the IRS may deem university-sponsored housing as a taxable employee benefit.

UCSF staff employees and faculty may be subject to imputed income tax when their monthly housing fee is below market rate. Students and trainees (postdocs, medical residents, and clinical fellows) are not subject to imputed income tax. A change of your university affiliation (like when a postdoc becomes faculty) may have tax consequences. For a more thorough understanding of this topic, please visit UCSF Housing Services’ web page for imputed income.

UCSF affiliates at Academe at 198 must apply for disability accommodations though the appropriate UCSF office:

UCSF Student Disability Services
(415) 476-6595
SDS Website here

Faculty, Staff, Postdocs, Residents, Clinical Fellows:
UCSF Human Resources Disability Management Services
(415) 476-2621
HR DMS Website here

The UCSF Blue and Gold shuttles connect Academe at 198 (Civic Center) to UCSF campuses, including direct connections to Mission Bay, Parnassus Heights, Mount Zion, and the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. For more information on shuttle stop locations, routes, and schedules, please visit the UCSF Shuttle web page.

Due to numerous transportation resources near Academe at 198 (including UCSF shuttle, public buses, street cars, underground trains, and bike share), we do not recommend having a private vehicle. 

Monthly parking is available for Academe at 198 residents at the 376 Larkin garage. For information on parking rates and how to get monthly parking, please visit the Parking Garage web page.

UCSF parking permits are sold separately.  Please visit the UCSF Parking web page.

*UC Law SF owns and manages Academe at 198. UCSF reserved 230 units within the complex for UCSF students, trainees, staff, and faculty.

*This application is only for Academe at 198. If you wish to apply for other UCSF campus housing (Mission Bay, Tidelands, Mount Zion, Aldea San Miguel, or Avenues Houses), you must apply at the UCSF Housing Services website.


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