San Francisco Campus

Located at San Francisco downtown, OTCS San Francisco campus is surrounded by a dynamic neighborhood, which provides students diverse cultural experience. Considered the cultural, commercial and financial center of Northern California, San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California. Olivet students enjoy various landmarks and historic places in San Francisco including the Golden Gate bridge, cable cars, and China Town district. Take a glimpse at most advanced technology exhibition at Moscone center, the largest convention and exhibition complex, enjoy the nature at Yerba Buena Gardens, or challenge your tastebuds at various restaurants in downtown San Francisco.

Getting to San Francisco campus:

Visitors arriving at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) can take the BART Pittsburg/Bay Point to Civic center BART station and then walk to the campus.

Visitors driving from SFO can get on US-101 N from Airport Access Rd and follow US-101 N to 7th St in San Francisco to get to the campus.

Campus Tour:

Information sessions and tours begin at Office of Admissions located at 1025 Howard St, CA 94103. For tour information, please contact info@olivetuniversity.edu.

Parking:

Parking around the building is allowed for 1-2 hours. For longer parking you can find public parking lots in downtown area.

Hotels:

Hotels/motels can be found around campus. Try locking in a good rate on: http://www.hotwire.com (choose to stay around Union Square area) The Bay Bridge Inn located on 966 Harrison St is recommended. It is just blocks away and offer good rates. http://www.baybridgeinn.com/index.html

Staying at hostel is another alternative with several options downtown. http://www.hostels.com/san-francisco/usa

10 things to do in San Francisco:

  • Golden Gate Bridge: symbol of the West Coast and the city's most popular tourist place.
  • Golden Gate Park: the 1,000 acre-park features trails, picnic areas, lakes, museums and monuments. The place also host various festivals and concerts throughout the year.
  • Fisherman's Wharf: includes PIER 39 shopping center and museum. Tourists can catch a ferry to Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Alcatraz Island: the prison island is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A tour to the island provides visitors a chance to see where the prisoners lived.
  • Cable car: the city's iconic transportation system will provide you the full experience of San Francisco.
  • Twin Peaks: the second highest point in the city will give you fantastic view of the entire city.
  • Union Square: Located south of Chinatown, the place is an interesting rest stop for travelers.
  • AT&T park: home to the MLB's San Francisco Giants, the stadium is a must-see place for baseball lovers.
  • China Town: Chinese culture center with great eastern restaurant and Chinese historical society of America. California Academy of Sciences: features a natural history museum, and world-class research and education programs.
  • Yerba Buena Gardens: located just few blocks from the campus, the garden is includes children’s garden, public art, museums and bowling centers.