USF campus entrance on Market Street in San Jose.
University of San Francisco officially opens a new campus in the capital of
Silicon Valley Feb. 3, catering to working professionals who want to complete a
bachelor’s or master’s degree.
on Market Street in downtown San Jose at City View Plaza, USF’s newly
renovated building includes seven smart classrooms equipped with the latest
technology, a library overlooking The Tech Museum, conference space, and
lounges for students and faculty.
excited about the move and the continued opportunity to serve Silicon Valley’s
academic and professional development needs,” said Maia Rabinov, director of
USF’s San Jose campus. “Building on a 34-year presence in the South Bay, this
move allows us to expand our offerings for students and host workshops and
educational seminars for the community-at-large.”
San Jose campus replaces USF’s previous location in Cupertino.
to San Jose is part of USF’s strategy of building a distributed campus so that
the university has presences where California’s business, legislative affairs,
research, and learning get done. Last August, USF announced the purchase of the
historic Folger Building in San Francisco’s Financial District. Before that, the university relocated
its Sacramento campus to K Street in downtown, steps
from light rail and bus access.
at 125 South Market St., USF’s San Jose campus has already enrolled more than
300 students in night and weekend classes.
“I am happy
that the University of San Francisco has chosen to relocate in the hub of
downtown San Jose,” said San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed. “Higher education adds
tremendous value to the people and businesses in our community. I commend USF
for providing educational options and flexibility for working professionals in