Contact Us

Contact Information

James Martel, Department Chair

Phone: 1-415-338-2247
E-mail: plsi@sfsu.edu

Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm

Mailing address:
Political Science
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94132

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Transportation and Parking

San Francisco State University is readily accessible by public transportation from all parts of the Bay Area.

For general information, please visit the SF State Parking and Transportation website.

Getting here

By car

From Highway 280 south, take the Route 82 (SR 82) north, exit toward California State Route 1 (SR 1)/San Jose Avenue/Mission Street. Merge onto San Jose Avenue. Turn right onto Sagamore Street and continue onto Brotherhood Way. Exit right onto Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn left on Holloway Avenue. Proceed west, past the Library and Creative Arts Building. Turn right on Tapia Drive and proceed to the Humanities Building at the end of the first block.

From Interstate 280 (I-280) north, keep left to continue onto California State Route 1 (SR 1)/Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn left on Holloway Avenue. Proceed west, past the Creative Arts Building. Proceed west, past the Library and Creative Arts Building. Turn right on Tapia Drive and proceed to the Humanities Building at the end of the first block.

From points in San Francisco take 19th Avenue south. Turn right on Holloway Avenue. Proceed west, past the Library and Creative Arts Building. Turn right on Tapia and proceed to the Humanities Building at the end of the first block.

By transit

  • BART: to Daly City, then MUNI 28 bus to SF State.
  • SF MUNI: M, 28, 29, 18 or 57 to SF State.

Turn right on Holloway Avenue near the Administration Building. Proceed west, past the Library and Creative Arts Building. Turn right on Tapia and proceed to the Humanities Building at the end of the first block.

By bike

Holloway Avenue or Lake Merced Boulevard are bike-friendly routes. Bike parking is available on Tapia Drive and along 19th Avenue.

To reach the bike parking on Tapia Drive from Holloway Avenue, proceed west, past the Library and Creative Arts Building. Turn right on Tapia Drive. The bike racks are located at the end of the first block, in front of the west side of the Creative Arts Building. The Humanities Building is to the left of the bike racks.

To reach the bike parking on Tapia Drive from southbound Lake Merced Boulevard, turn left on Font Boulevard. Proceed east on Font Boulevard past Mary Ward Hall, Mary Park Hall and the Village at Centennial Square. Veer left at Holloway Avenue. Make a U-turn at Holloway Avenue and Arellano Avenue. Turn right on Tapia Drive. The bike racks are located at the end of the first block, in front of the west side of the Creative Arts Building. The Humanities Building is located to the left of the bike racks.

To reach the bike parking on Tapia Drive from northbound Lake Merced Boulevard, turn right on Font Boulevard. Proceed east on Font Boulevard past Mary Ward Hall, Mary Park Hall and the Village at Centennial Square. Veer left at Holloway Avenue. Make a U-turn at Holloway Avenue and Arellano Avenue. Turn right on Tapia Drive. The bike racks are located at the end of the first block, in front of the west side of the Creative Arts Building. The Humanities Building is located to the left of the bike racks.