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Argosy University/SFBA Relocation Guide

WELCOME NEW STUDENTS!

This website has been compiled to help familiarize you with the Bay Area. Whether you are here for just a visit, or are planning to relocate, this website will provide you with useful information to make the process more enjoyable.


We want to make this transition to the bay area as smooth as possible so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have at 866.215.2777 (toll free). Also, please keep in mind the housing in the Bay Area varies in price, quality and availability. We recommend that you begin your housing search as early as possible to give you the best options.

Best of Luck!
-Ariana Heller, New Student Coordinator

 

 

 

 

 

Directions

Map of Argosy University

Driving Directions to Argosy University
From San Francisco :Cross the Bay Bridge toward OAKLAND
From the Bay Bridge , take I-80 E/I-580 W. 4.1 miles
Take I-580 West exit towards RICHMOND/SAN RAFAEL 0.3 miles
Merge onto I-580 W. 4.8 miles
Take the CANAL BLVD. Exit 0.2 miles
Turn LEFT onto CANAL BLVD. 0.6 miles

From the NORTH ( Vallejo area):
From the Carquinez Bridge , take I-80 W. approximately 7.0 miles
Take the RICHMOND PARKWAY/FITZGERALD DR. Exit 0.2 miles
Turn RIGHT onto RICHMOND PARKWAY 5.2 miles
Proceed on RICHMOND PARKWAY stay middle or left lane
RICHMOND PARKWAY turns into CANAL BLVD. 0.5 miles

 From the WEST (Marin County/San Rafael)
From US-101take I-580 EAST RAMP towards RICHMOND BRIDGE/OAKLAND
Merge onto I-580 East 2.2 miles
Follow I-580 across the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge 5.4 miles
Take the CANAL BLVD Exit 0.3 miles
Turn RIGHT onto CANAL BLVD 0.5 miles

From the SOUTH ( Oakland ):

Take I-580 ramp towards SAN FRANCISCO/HAYWARD
Merge onto I-580 WEST RAMP 0.3 miles
Merge onto I-580 WEST 1.3 miles
I-580 W becomes I-580 W/I-80 E 4.1 miles
Take I-580 W towards RICHMOND/SAN RAFAEL 0.3 miles
Merge onto I-580 W. 4.8 miles
Take the CANAL BLVD. Exit 0.2 miles
Turn LEFT onto CANAL BLVD. 0.6 miles

 From the EAST ( Walnut Creek ):
From I-680, take CA-24 West toward Oakland 12.5 miles
Take I-580 ramp towards SAN FRANCISCO/RICHMOND 1.0 miles
Take I-80E/I-580W toward RICHMOND/BERKELEY 4.0 miles
Take I-580 W towards RICHMOND/SAN RAFAEL 0.3 miles
Merge onto I-580 W. 4.8 miles
Take the CANAL BLVD. Exit 0.2 miles
Turn LEFT onto CANAL BLVD. 0.6 miles 

From all directions : Continue through the intersection at W. Cutting (there will be a Chevron gas station); travel .25 mile on Canal, & take the driveway on the right, just after the white sign,

1001 Canal Blvd. , Argosy University is in the middle of the building.

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Housing Resources

Rentals, Roomates, Posting Ads and Housing Related Resources

Description of Neighborhoods

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North Bay Neighborhoods

The North Bay includes the counties of Marin, Sonoma , and Napa . In general, it offers nice affluent community areas. Its natural beauty stretches from its headlands to mountains and rolling hills to rugged seacoasts and sail-filled bays.

Perhaps the most affordable housing may be found in Marin City , San Rafael , Petaluma , and Novato . Homes range from houseboats to palatial estates and townhouses. More specific information on North Bay housing is to come.

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Peninsula Neighborhoods

Daly City (moderate rent)
Daly City is a city of 100,000 people in northern San Mateo County , south of San Francisco , on the Pacific Ocean and just minutes away from San Francisco Bay , and 25 miles away from Point Richmond. This enviable location inspired the nickname “Gateway to the Peninsula .”

One of Daly City 's greatest assets is its affordably priced and conveniently located quality housing. Many homes have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean , the bay, or some of the most picturesque golf courses in the country: the Olympic Country Club, the San Francisco Country Club, and Lake Merced Country Club. Daly City had approximately 31,100 residential units: 14,500 single-family detached homes, 4,500 townhouse and condominiums, 11,500 apartments, and 600 mobile homes.

Foster City/San Mateo (moderate to high rent)
Foster City is centrally located in the heart of the Peninsula . Foster City is easily accessible from the East Bay via the San Mateo/Hayward Bridge (SR 92) and from San Francisco and the Silicon Valley along US 101. San Mateo is approximately 20 miles south of San Francisco . San Mateo is both a residential and business community serving a population of about 92,000 in an area of more than 14 square miles. Housing styles are varied with a blend of stately older homes and modern high-rise condominiums in settings that range from waterfront to hillside.

Pacifica (moderate rent)
Pacifica is located just 12 miles south of San Francisco along the scenic coast of the Pacific Ocean . Known for its natural beauty, Pacifica is filled with numerous hiking trails through rolling hills that overlook the ocean surf and forested canyons.

Redwood City (moderate rent)
Halfway between San Francisco and San Jose , Redwood City is home to 70,000 people. Redwood City combines residential, industrial, and commercial elements in a largely urban environment. Its waterfront provides a yacht harbor and the only deep-water port in the South Bay . A wide variety of housing types are available.

South San Francisco (moderate to high rent)
South San Francisco is 2.2 miles north of San Francisco International Airport , nestled between San Bruno Mountain , the Santa Cruz Mountain Range, and San Francisco Bay . South San Francisco is influenced by its coastal location, which keeps hot summer temperatures under control and offers access to San Francisco Bay for water sports and boating activities. Downtown San Francisco is a 15-minute drive.

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Airport Transportation

Oakland International Airport

San Francisco International Airport

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Restaurants

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Hotel Information

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Hotels Point Richmond/ Richmond Area

Quality Inn ( Approx. 3 min. Drive to Campus )( A Budget Hotel)
915 W. Cutting Blvd.
Point Richmond , CA 94806
(510) 237-3000

Hotel Mac
(Downtown Point Richmond;
Approx. 5 min. Drive to Campus)
10 Cottage Ave.
Point Richmond , CA 94801
(510) 235.0010

 Extended Stay America
(Approx. 15 min. Drive to Campus)
3170 Garrity Way
Richmond , CA 94806
(510) 222-7383

 Courtyard by Marriott
(Approx. 15 min. Drive to Campus)
3150 Garrity Way
Richmond , CA 94806
(510) 262-0700

Hotel 6 Pinole
1501 Fitzgerald Drive
I-80 at Fitzgerald Drive/Appian Way
Pinole, California, United States, 94564
(510) 222-8174

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Hotels in Berkeley
(Approx. 10-20 min. Drive to Campus)

Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-7800 

Bancroft Hotel
2680 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
800-549-1002 Toll Free  

Hotel Durant
(Near UC Berkeley & Telegraph)
2600 Durant Ave.
Berkeley , CA 94704
(510) 845-8981

Double Tree Hotel (Berkeley Marina)
200 Marina Blvd.
Berkeley , CA 94710
510-548-7920

Rose Garden Inn
2740 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley , CA 94705
510-549-2145

Berkeley/ Oakland Bed and Breakfast Network

BERKELEY TRAVELODGE
1820 University Avenue
Berkeley , CA 94703
(510) 843-4262

CAMPUS MOTEL
1619 University Avenue
Berkeley , CA 94703
(510) 841-3844

BERKELEY CAPRI MOTEL
1512 University Ave ,
Berkeley , CA 94703
(510) 845-7090

BERKELEY TRAVEL INN
1461 University Avenue
Berkeley , CA 94702
(510) 848-3840

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES
1175 University Avenue
Berkeley , CA 94702
(510) 548-1700

RAMADA/UNIVERSITY INN
920 University Avenue
Berkeley , CA 94710
(800) 954-7575


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TRANSPORTATION

Peninsula and South Bay Public Transportation

BART (650) 992-2278
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail lines link the East Bay with San Francisco . The routes that extend to Daly City or Colma originate in Richmond , Fremont , Pittsburg/Bay Point, and Dublin/Pleasanton. Please consult a BART station map for more information regarding these routes and stations nearest you. BART trains run from 6 am to midnight Monday through Saturday and 9 am to midnight on Sunday. Fares vary according to the distance traveled. All trains and stations are wheelchair accessible. For information regarding schedules, fares and special services call BART.

SAMTRANS and CALTRAIN (800) 660-4287
SamTrans
(San Mateo County Transit) buses provide service throughout San Mateo County with connecting service to San Francisco , the Transbay Terminal, Hayward , and Palo Alto . Express transportation between downtown San Francisco and the San Francisco Airport is also available. Most buses are wheelchair accessible.

CalTrain provides commuter rail service daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. between San Francisco and San Jose . The CalTrain station in San Francisco is at Fourth and Townsend streets. Trains are scheduled to accommodate commute travel. Midday and weekend trains run 1 to 2 hours apart. Fares vary with distance traveled. Call for more information.

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East Bay Public Transportation

AC Transit (510) 839-2882
Buses connect San Francisco with East Bay cities in Alameda and West Contra Costa counties, including Oakland and Berkeley . In San Francisco , AC Transit buses depart daily from the Transbay Terminal at First and Mission Streets (1/2 block from Golden Gate University ). During peak commute hours, buses run 8 to 30 minutes apart. During non-rush hours, they run 15-60 minutes apart. To obtain complete schedule information, call the number above. Fares vary according to the distance traveled. Commuter ticket books are available at a discount.

BART (510) 465-2278
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail lines link the East Bay with San Francisco . There are five routes that service the East Bay : Richmond to San Francisco/Colma; Fremont to San Francisco/Colma; Fremont to Richmond ; Pittsburg/Bay Point to San Francisco/Colma; and Dublin/Pleasanton to San Francisco/Colma . Please consult a BART station map for more information regarding East Bay routes and stations nearest you. BART trains run from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to midnight on Sunday. Fares vary according to the distance traveled. All trains and stations are wheelchair accessible. For information regarding schedules, fares, and special services call BART.

Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service (510) 522-3300
Operated by the Blue and Gold Fleet, the Alameda/Oakland Ferry Service provides ferry service between Alameda Main Street/Jack London Square , Oakland to the San Francisco Ferry Bldg., and San Francisco Pier 39 (Fisherman's Wharf) terminal. Both Alameda and Oakland terminal provide free parking. For complete Alameda/Oakland Ferry schedule information, call the 24-hour FerryFone.

County Connection (925) 676-7500
The Central Contra Costa Transit Authority ( County Connection ) provides bus service in Central Contra Costa County with connections to Pleasanton and Antioch . Riders who transfer frequently from County Connection buses to BART may be interested in the Commuter Card, which provides 20 roundtrips at a discount.

Vallejo Transit (800) 640-2877 or (707) 648-4666
Vallejo Transit provides local service in the city of Vallejo and express service between Sonoma County , Vallejo , Hercules, and El Cerrito Del Norte BART station. There are local fares, inter-city fares, and monthly passes and tickets.

Vallejo Baylink Ferry (707) 64-FERRY
The Vallejo Baylink Ferry provides service between San Francisco and Vallejo . There is free parking directly across from the docking area in Vallejo , Monthly passes and tickets are available.

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North Bay Public Transportation

Blue and Gold Fleet (Ferry) (415) 705-5555
Blue and Gold Fleet offer the following services:
•  Service from Tiburon to San Francisco 's Ferry Building (financial district), with Golden Gate Transit commuter shuttles connecting at either ferry terminal. One-way trip is approximately 20 minutes.
•  Service from Pier 41 at San Francisco 's Fisherman's Wharf to the Sausalito ferry dock. One-way trop is approximately 30 minutes.

Golden Gate Transit/ Golden Gate Ferry (415) 923-2000
Golden Gate Transit operates bus service between San Francisco and North Bay communities including Sausalito , Mill Valley , Tiburon, San Rafael , and points as far north as Santa Rosa . In San Francisco , buses stop along Lombard and Van Ness streets, Geary Boulevard , and the financial district. Consult Golden Gate Transit for exact schedules. Fares vary according to distance traveled. There are discount fares and tickets for eligible riders and frequent riders. The Golden Gate Transit website (www.transitinfo.org/GGT/fares.html) has an interactive fare map to determine your fare. Most buses are wheelchair accessible.

Golden Gate Ferry operates daily ferry service between Larkspur or Sausalito ( Marin County ) and San Francisco .

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San Francisco Public Transportation

BART (650) 992-2278
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) rail lines link San Francisco with the East Bay and upper Peninsula communities. In downtown San Francisco , trains run underground along Market Street, with stops at the Embarcadero, Montgomery , Powell, and Civic Center . BART trains run from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and 9a.m. to midnight on Sunday. Fares vary according to the distance traveled. All trains and stations are wheelchair accessible. For information regarding schedules, fares, and special services call BART.

MUNI (415) 673-6864
MUNI operates San Francisco 's buses, trolley cars, metro streetcars, and the historic cable cars. There are 75 public transit lines, including express lines during commute hours and services to and from Candlestick (“3 Com”) Park for sporting events. Wheelchair access varies by route. All METRO subway stations are fully accessible. MUNI adult fare is $1.00. A monthly pass ( Fast Pass ) is available for $35 and allows unlimited use on all MUNI vehicles. The MUNI street and transit map is available at local bookstores or by mail from MUNI MAP, 949 Presidio, Room 222, San Francisco , CA 94115 .

CABLE CARS (415) 673-6864
The historic cable cars move by gripping an underground cable, which runs in a slot between the rails at a constant speed of 9.5 miles per hour. There is a 500-horsepower electric motor at the Washington-Mason barn that drives each of the four cables ( California , Mason, Powell, Hyde). The current fare for riding on a cable car is $3. Exact change is not required. You also may use MUNI Fast Passes to ride the cable car. Tickets may be purchased prior to boarding at self-service ticket machines or from the conductor on board the car. The lines operate seven days a week from 6 a.m.

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Other Important Links

Student Government Contact information, officers and a welcome letter from the SGA President.

Also, visit the Student Government website at http://argosysga.com!

Counseling/ Psychotherapy Referrals It is highly recommended that students engage in their own psychotherapy when studying to become a therapist or psychologists.

 

Department of Motor Vehicles Students from out of state will need to register with the department of motor vehicles.

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