Building Access for Faculty and Staff

Visits will begin on Monday, June 22, and continue for four weeks.

Sign up using our form. Please refer to our Scheduling Matrix of Campus Buildings and Building Entrance Map when submitting your request.

Some of you may have special circumstances, such as retirement, that will require additional time to pack your office. Others may have a specific, immediate need to access your space. If so, please email us at, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.


Dear Faculty and Staff,

We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy under these trying circumstances. As we continue to navigate the current health crisis and the challenges it brings, we are committed to supporting you in working and teaching from home. Many of you have requested access to your offices and classrooms to retrieve work and personal items. To do this safely, we have created a plan for you to come to campus and pick up these items. This process requires sign-ups so that a limited number of people will be in a building at any given time. Reservations are necessary to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.

We know that ergonomic stressors in our computer-driven environments can lead to ergonomic-related discomfort. Please take care to set up a proper workstation. To assist you in this effort, SF State encourages faculty and staff to retrieve ergonomic equipment from their office workstation to use for remote work. Upon request, we can provide virtual home ergonomic assessments. For information about this program, visit the Enterprise Risk Management website, and be sure to refer to the checklist for a user-friendly workstation when setting up your work area.

To sign up to visit campus, follow these steps:

Step 1: To make an appointment, sign up using our form corresponding to your building and select an available date and time. A notification email will be sent to confirm your appointment. For reference, please see our scheduling matrix of campus buildings.

Step 2: When you arrive on campus, please follow directions for entering and exiting the building. University personnel will greet you, check you in (please bring your SF State ID), provide access to the office that you’ve indicated and sign you out when you leave. Identification cards will be placed on the table and not touched by attending personnel. Hand sanitizer will be available at this station. 

The health, safety and well-being of our faculty and staff remain our highest priorities. We request that you please adhere to the following physical distancing and safety measures when returning to campus:

  • Before coming to campus, please perform a symptoms check. Please do not come to campus if you are sick or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Bring and use face coverings. Face coverings over nose and mouth are currently required in San Francisco when you are within six feet from people who don’t live with you and when entering businesses and other public areas.
  • Learn more about working from home safely by participating in the CSU Learn training course COVID-19 Work Practices at SF State.
  • Maintain a minimum six-foot distance from others when in line and while inside of the building.
  • Use the designated building entrance (a map will be posted at this website) and only access/enter the area you indicated for your appointment. Do not wander around the building.
  • Use only the open restroom located on the first floor of the building.
  • If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1 from a campus line or (415-338-2222) from a cell phone.

We encourage you to bring a cart or dolly to assist in moving your items. Unfortunately, the University is unable to provide this equipment.

Thank you for your continued patience. We believe this plan will provide a safe and orderly way to retrieve personal property and needed equipment. Some of you may have special circumstances, such as a retirement, that will require additional time to pack your office. If so, email, and we’ll do our best to accommodate your request.

PLEASE NOTE: The Ethnic Studies and Psychology building elevator is under repair and will be unavailable until August 14. Until then, access to upper levels is by stair only. If you have large objects to carry and would prefer to wait until the elevator is online, please reach out and we’ll schedule time for you in late August.

We are committed to helping you through this challenging time. If you have further questions, please visit the University’s COVID-19 page.

Faculty and staff with disabilities who have difficulty using the registration interface or require other accommodations may contact the Disability Programs and Resource Center at for assistance.

Wishing you well,

Lynn Mahoney, Ph.D.
President of San Francisco State University


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