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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

Effective March 17 - and continuing through the Fall 2020 semester: DPRC daytime on-campus cart service is suspended due to limited on-campus staff, faculty and students on campus in response to recommended COVID-19 mitigation measures. University Police Department will be providing daytime and after-hours on-campus cart services until further notice. Please call 415-338-7200 for a ride; press "0" for operator. As university police staff may be dispatched in the event of an emergency situations, pre-scheduled rides may not be guaranteed. Please be sure to request with enough advance notice to allow for a possible wait time. Please speak with DPRC staff should you need to explore alternative mobility options, such as parking accommodations.

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.

Effective March 17 - and continuing through the Fall 2020 semester: 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.

Effective August 10, 2020: Any previously submitted accommodation requests for accessible furniture or reserved seating will be cancelled for the Fall 2020 semester, unless the course is on the approved list of face-to-face courses taught on-campus this Fall. 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 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. 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.