SF State Facts 2010-2011 { University Communications }

Image: Photos of SF State students and scenes from around campus


The J. Paul Leonard Library building is closed for expansion and renovation until Fall 2011. Library services and collections are available in Library Annex I and the HSS building. For information, visit www.sfsu.edu/newlibrary or www.library.sfsu.edu/about/building/services

Specialized Collections and Services

  • OASIS, a Web tutorial
  • Frank V. de Bellis Collection
  • Government Publications
  • Labor Archives & Research Center
  • Special Collections/Archives
  • Extended Hours Computer Lab and Study Area
  • Friends of the Library
  • San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive



Photo of the Mary Ward Hall dormitory


More than 2,500 students of all ages and class levels live on campus. Living accommodations include Mary Ward and Mary Park residence halls, the Science and Technology Theme Community and apartments at The Towers at Centennial Square, The Village at Centennial Square and University Park North and South. Theme and Learning communities are available to residents who wish to live with students with similar majors and personal interests.

Arts, Culture and Creativity

Each year, SF State sponsors hundreds of workshops, lectures, conferences, exhibits, debates, forums, and other public programs at little or no cost.

In addition, thousands attend public performances produced or sponsored by the College of Creative Arts: faculty and student recitals, the renowned Morrison Artists Series Chamber Music Program, contemporary drama and musical productions, dance featuring professional companies and advanced students, and film programs. The world renowned Alexander String Quartet is the official quartet-in-residence at SF State.

For more information on upcoming events, visit the University's online calendar: www.sfsu.edu/calendar/

A College with a Conscience

Just like the city of San Francisco, SF State is known for valuing activism, social engagement and service to community. The University is one of a select group of schools that Princeton Review calls "Colleges with a Conscience" -- institutions of higher learning that possess both "an administration committed to social responsibility and a student body actively engaged in serving society."

SF State has many centers, institutes and programs that link the University to the Bay Area community and beyond. For a sampling of its community-focused programs, visit the University's Institute for Civic and Community Engagement online: www.sfsu.edu/~icce/programs.html