Most Graduate School USA classes in San Francisco are offered on the second floor of 188 Spear Street (in a building formerly known as 120 Howard Street) at the corner of Howard and Spear streets. Our new entrance is on Spear Street, and no longer through the Howard Street courtyard.
However, please check your confirmation letter for location. Most classes run from 8:30 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.
Graduate School USA at San Francisco
188 Spear Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94105-1615
Phone: (415) 281-7025
Fax: (415) 281-7026
Participants identifying themselves with the code word "Graduate School" to Club Quarters will receive GSA per diem room rates and individual daily meal/beverage credits! Reservations may be made by telephone or online.
Phone San Francisco Reservations at (800) 677-1550.
Golden Gate Transit and Samtrans all arrive and depart from the Transbay Terminal. The terminal is located two blocks from 188 Spear Street.
If traveling by BART get off at the Embarcadero Station and follow signs for Market and Spear Street Exits. Walk two blocks down Spear Street to the corner of Howard and Spear (188 Spear Street).
If traveling by MUNI, take any bus going to the San Francisco Ferry Building. Get off at Spear St. and walk two blocks to the corner of Howard and Spear (188 Spear Street).
By car: From the South/San Francisco International Airport:
When driving from the Peninsula/San Francisco International Airport take the Fourth Street exit from Highway 101. Fourth Street is the last San Francisco exit before the Bay Bridge to Oakland. At the end of the exit bear left onto Bryant Street and continue toward Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street to Howard Street. Turn right onto Howard Street, the building is at the corner of Howard and Spear (188 Spear Street). From the North:
When driving from Marin or Sonoma Counties take the Marina Boulevard exit from the Golden Gate Bridge. Follow Marina Boulevard to Bay Street. Turn left onto Bay Street and continue on Bay until it ends at the Embarcadero. Turn right onto the Embarcadero and follow it to Howard Street, two blocks south of the Ferry Building. Turn right and go two blocks to the corner of Howard and Spear (188 Spear Street). From the East/Oakland International Airport:
Take I-80/Bay Bridge into San Francisco. Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge, the first exit on the right. At the end of a long exit ramp you must bear left onto Fremont Street. Quickly move to the right and at the next intersection turn right onto Howard Street, 188 Spear Street is 1-1/2 blocks down at the corner of Howard and Spear Streets.
Parking in San Francisco is difficult and expensive. Most hotels charge extra for parking. Street parking is as easy to find as winning the lottery. The city owns a few very high-tech lots near busy areas such as Union Square. Before renting a car for your trip, you should strongly consider using taxicabs or BART, which is only 2 blocks away from the Howard Street classrooms. Parking near 120 Howard Street:
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