Physical Access

Overview of Physical Access Services

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 looks forward to opening our doors to the campus community for limited in-person services starting Monday, August 9, 2021. Please see our announcements page for more information.

Who can use this service?

On-campus transportation is available to all students, faculty, staff and guests who require mobility assistance. Priority is given to riders with disabilities and those who are approved for cart service as an accommodation through our office.

How can I request a ride?

The DPRC Cart service is available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding campus holidays.

If you are not registered with DPRC, cart service can be requested by calling our office at (415) 338-2472 on a call-in basis. Ride requests cannot be submitted in advance and will only be accepted on the day you require them.

If you are approved for cart service as an accommodation, please complete an On-Campus Cart Request Form at least 72 hours prior to your first ride. You will receive email confirmation when your rides have been added to the schedule. Until then, please call in your rides. 

Can I go anywhere with these services?

DPRC Cart Service is available for transportation to and from on-campus buildings, residential properties, and parking lots that are attached to main campus. The exception is University Park North Residential Housing on Buckingham Way. DPRC can do pick-ups and drop-offs in the parking lot behind Building C – Building J.

What is the difference between attached buildings and off campus properties?

Attached buildings are connected to the core campus and do not require crossing a public street to access. Campus properties that are unreachable by DPRC Cart Service are University Park South, Manzanita Square, Marcus Hall, Mashouf Wellness Center and Lot 25. If you require assistance locating the nearest pick-up point from one of these locations, please contact our office.

Please note the carts will also not enter Lot 19/20. Pick-ups and drop-offs can be from the first floor near the entrance, or from the 5th floor bridge.

Can I request this service if I’ve just injured myself on campus or am experiencing a medical emergency?

DPRC Cart Service is not qualified to provide emergency support services. Passengers must be able to get on and off the shuttle cart without any physical assistance from the driver. If you are having an emergency or require further assistance, please contact the University Police Department at 415-338-7200.

What if I need a ride outside of DPRC’s regular hours of operations?

The Division of Campus Safety (DCS) provides SafeWalk 24/7, and mobility transports after hours and on the weekends. Rides may be requested by contacting UPD Dispatch at 415-338-7200 (then press -0-) on a first come, first served basis. If you will require pre-scheduled or recurring rides, please contact DPRC first.

Beginning Fall 2021: If you will be on campus for face to face instruction, parking requests will be facilitated as usual. Permit prices and lot assignments will be determined based on your course schedule. Please contact our office if you need any assistance with accessible parking needs as an on-campus resident.

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.

Fall 2021 update: Please submit a furniture accommodation request via myDPRC if your course will be taught in-person on campus. The request form for furniture is located in your eForm agreement in myDPRC – please submit as soon as possible to ensure placements can be made while taking into account sanitation and distancing measures. For any remote classes, consider this Student Technology Quickguide on how to set up an ergonomic workspace at home, created by the campus' Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL).

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 accommodation request with DPRC at least three 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. To make a furniture accommodation request, please submit an accommodation request through myDPRC for each class you want to use this accommodation in. You can then complete the online classroom furniture request form which can be found under "My E-form Agreements" in myDPRC. To learn more, please visit the myDPRC training portal

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.