Physical Access

SF State provides a variety of services in order to ensure physical access. Below, you will find information about the DPRC Cart Service and other mobility resources, parking, accessible classroom furniture, as well as campus Access and Construction Alerts.

DPRC Cart Service

On-campus transportation is available to students, faculty, staff and guests with mobility assistance. The DPRC Cart service is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding campus holidays. Cart service can be requested through the DPRC office either in advance, or by phone on a call-in basis; drivers cannot schedule rides for users during pick-ups. Priority is given to scheduled rides and riders with disabilities. All requests will be handled as promptly as possible. A slight delay may occur in picking up riders who are not on the regular schedule.

To schedule the On-Campus Cart service in advance, you may complete a On-Campus Cart Policy & Application online  at least 48 hours prior or call the DPRC at (415) 338-2472.  DPRC will contact you to confirm your pre-scheduled rides. For same-day requests, please call DPRC at (415) 338-2472. 

  • It is important to be at the pick-up point, outside of your building, at the designated time. Drivers can only wait up to 3 minutes beyond the requested time and are not able to assist riders to their classroom or wait while errands are being done.
  • Contact DPRC to cancel any rides you do not need, either permanently or for the day, so that your time slot can be opened up to another rider.
  • If a rider is not present for rides without cancelling in advance, it could result in the requirement to meet with DPRC staff prior to scheduling future rides.
  • If you have difficulty or concerns with any aspect of your cart service, contact DPRC.

Additional Mobility Resources

The University Police Department (UPD) in conjunction with the Parking and Transportation Office’s C.A.R.E. Program provides on-campus transportation outside of DPRC's regular hours of operation. Transportation outside of DPRC’s hours may be provided by calling (415) 338-7200. 

For information about the Parking and Transportation Office’s C.A.R.E. Program, or to schedule an evening ride in advance, visit http://parking.sfsu.edu/care-escort-program or call (415) 338-1441.

For information about the SF State Shuttle Bus loop please visit http://parking.sfsu.edu/transit/shuttle-service.

An SF State parking permit is required to park in any of the lots located on campus. If you have a DMV placard or Disabled Person (DP) plate but do not display both a placard/plate and a parking permit while parked in a blue zone, you may be cited. Parking in an on-campus blue zone without a DMV placard or plate may result in a citation. Parking is enforced 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Placard or DP plate holders may park in lots 2, 19 (excluding spaces designated 19A), 20 and 25 regardless of permit assignment. Parking within the blue zones in Lot 6 is also permitted.

If approved by a Disability Specialist, students may purchase a permit through the DPRC or apply for a waiver of the parking fees.

All furniture accommodations are arranged and provided through the DPRC in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended.

Students who are approved for furniture accommodations are encouraged to make an online request with DPRC at least 3 weeks before the start of the term in order to ensure placement prior to the beginning of classes. DPRC furniture accommodations will be clearly marked in the classroom. Please complete the classroom furniture request form and it will automatically relay your request to the DPRC in the form of an email.

Additional questions? Contact the DPRC at (415) 338-2472 or dprc@sfsu.edu.

The University will provide updates on campus construction, related temporary barriers and options for alternate access around campus during University construction projects. Check the Access and Construction Alerts website prior to visiting campus and/or subscribe to receive e-mails as new Access and Construction Alerts are posted.

Construction activity is a constant reminder of the progressive growth of San Francisco State University as facilities are repaired or renovated to better serve the campus community. Many of these projects require temporary adjustments in accustomed paths of travel, often with little notice. Significant efforts are made to use on-site signage to indicate detours clearly, and to maintain accessible routes with minimum inconvenience.