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Phone: 415-575-6158  |  Fax: 415-575-1264
Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday

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Student Affairs- Student Workers
415-575-6158 | | Room 302
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
New Student Orientation~Commencement~Disability Services~Student Cash Advance~Lockers~Student ListServ~Campus Group/Event Scheduling
Yunny Yip- Dean of Students
415-665-5573 || Room 301
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:30am-5:00pm
Fraylanie Aglipay - Associate Dean of Students 
415-655-5575(Mission Campus) 415-229-9736 (Arkansas Campus) | | Room 301 
Mondays & Fridays: Mission Campus, 
Tuesdays, Wednesday, & Thursdays: Arkansas Campus, Administrative Office
Jody O'Connor - Associate Director of Student Affairs, International Student Recruitment and Services
International Student Recruitment & Services Fulbright Adviser
Lauren Selfridge - Associate Director of Student Affairs, Students Disability Services
415-575-6171 | | | Room 302  Tuesdays and Fridays only
Disability Services~ Support to the Student Affairs Office
Hedi VafaeeniaStudent Affairs Coordinator, Student Disability Services & Wellness Center
415-575-6158  | | Room 302
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
Disability Services~Student Wellness Center
Sandra Williams-Career Development Manager
415-575-6118 | | Room 302
Office Hours: Mondays at ACTCM. Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Career Advising~Support and related Career Development Services~ Community Networking
Student Union | 415-575-6256 |Cubicle 426B

 *For more information and immediate inquiries it is best to please email to schedule an appointment. 



On-line Bookstore

 The new CIIS Bookstore operates completely online

 and can be visited at

 Benefits of the CIIS Online Bookstore:

  • View a personalized page featuring all your courses and required course materials  
  • Save an average of 60% off list price at the Marketplace  
  • Select from new, used, eBook, and rental options  
  • Free shipping offers on most orders over $49  
  • Sell your books back on our website at any time of the year- you name the price


CIIS Insignia Merchandise Online Store

In lieu of a having a physical book store, CIIS has created an insignia merchandise store, hosted by Click here to visit the store.

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Public Parking near CIIS

(Updated September 2018)

Street parking on Mission Street and surrounding streets:


1- or 2-hour maximum, pay close attention to signs

Payments accepted: quarters, SF Park Card and PaybyPhone (smart phone APP)

QUARTERS - There is a quarter change machine in the CIIS café on the 3rd floor; it accepts $1, $5 and $20 bills. 


Paybyphone (smart phone APP):


ATTN: No parking on Mission Street M-F from 4:00pm-6:00pm; your car WILL BE towed and it will cost approximately $600 to reclaim it!


There is some street parking nearby that is not metered and thus does not have a time limit. Examples: South of CIIS on 10th Street, (just past Bryant) and on 12th Street between Howard and Folsom. Pay close attention to signs! 


Nearby Paid Lots:

Note: Please contact the parking lots in advance to make sure the information provided in this guide is accurate. Parking lots do NOT always answer their phone. Please email if you discover rates or other information that needs updating. Thanks for helping Operations keep this guide current


NEMA Parking Garage 

Enter on 10th St (between Mission and Market); after turning onto 10th from Market or upon crossing Market get into the far right lane. The entrance is located just before Mission Street.

Open 24 hours, 7 days/week

$5/half-hour, $9/1 hour, up to 3 hours ($18 daily flat rate after 3 hours with CIIS ID, $20 without CIIS ID).


1455 Market Parking Garage (248 spaces)

Enter on 11th Street (between Market & Missions)

Turn onto 11th Street from Mission (towards Market).  Enter the garage on the right. 

(415) 865-9511

Monday-Friday, 6am-10pm; closed Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

$3/15 min, up to 12 hours ($26 max daily flat rate after 12 hours) Early bird Special: up to $17 flat rate (in by 8am, out by 6pm)

Credit cards accepted


1400 Market Parking Garage  

Enter on 11th Street (between Market & Mission—across from NEMA)

(415) 638-6119

Monday-Friday, 6am-7pm; closed Saturday & Sunday

$5/half-hour, $9/hour $20/day max.

Cash and credit cards accepted


1355 Market Square (Twitter) Parking Garage (350 spaces)

Enter on 10th Street at Jesse (between Market & Mission); after turning onto 10th from Market or upon crossing Market from Fell or Polk St, immediately get into far left lane

(415) 861-2280

Monday-Friday:  6am-12am

Short-term: $5/hour, $25 max. until closing)

Long-term: $250/month (Mon-Sun)


Saturday:   9am-9pm

Short-term: $2/hour, $10 max. until closing


Cash and credit cards accepted



ABC Parking (450 spaces)

(415) 665-6699

1270 Mission (Enter on Laskie Street) from Mission, between 8th and 9th streets

Monday-Sunday: Open 24 hours, 

$3/hour; $20 max (up to 24 hours)


Civic Center Plaza Garage (843 spaces)

355 McAllister St (underneath Civic Center Plaza), between Carlton Goodlett Place (Polk St) and Larkin St.; entrance in the middle of the block (415) 863-1537

Monday-Friday:  6am-12 midnight

Saturday: 8am-12 midnight & Sunday: 9am-10pm

Hourly rate varies from $3/hour before 9am; $6/hour after 9am-3pm, $3/hour after 3pm to close.

Early bird daily rate: enter between 6-8:30am and exit before 7pm -$18

Daily (12 hours) -$29; daily max (24 hours) -$35 

Rates posted at:

(Cash and credit cards accepted)


Fox Plaza Garage (426 spaces)

1390 Market Street; Enter on Hayes St, between Larkin/ 9th Streets and Polk St.

(415) 626-5095

Monday-Friday:  6am-8pm 

$7/hour; $11/2 hours; $19/3-4 hours; daily $25 max, $17 early bird (in by 9am)

Cash and credit cards accepted


12th Street and Kissling Garage (890 spaces)

(415) 495-3909

255 12th Street (between Howard and Folsom)

Monday-Friday: 6am-10pm; Sat-Sun: 8am-10pm

$5/2 hour; $5/additional hour up to 5 hours; $20/5-12 hours; $25 daily max. (24 hours)

Cash and credit cards accepted


SOMA Grand Garage (364 spaces) 

1160 Mission Street (between 7th St & Julia St)

(415) 431-8800

Hours: Mon-Fri 5 am - 12 am

Sat 8:30am - 12am & Sun 10:30am-6 pm

$3/hour; $30 daily max.; $20 early bird (in before 9am / out before 7pm)




Disclaimer: CIIS is not affiliated with any of the aforementioned garages. CIIS does not assume any liability for any theft, damage, or any other loss to, or by the vehicle.

Student Affairs Office

This Student Handbook contains information that concerns students, including both Undergraduate and Graduate students. CIIS reserves the right to modify the contents of the Student Handbook without notice.

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A helpful tool to assist you in posting flyers for your group or event.


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Pantries that give away free groceries and/or produce.


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 As a way of documenting complaints at CIIS, we request that you fill out the the student complaint form.


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CIIS is committed to maintaining its campus and programs free from all forms of sexual misconduct.  Under CIIS’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, all forms of sexual misconduct, including sexual and gender-related: violence, assault, harassment, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are prohibited and will be promptly responded to with disciplinary or other corrective action measures that are appropriate.


We encourage you to take a few minutes to review CIIS’s Sexual Misconduct Policy

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Student Safety Resources and Documents


"BART Watch"

Report criminal or suspicious activity with "BART Watch" App

BART Watch is a free mobile app for both iOS and Android that allows you to quickly and discreetly report criminal or suspicious activity directly to BART Police. Use BART Watch to send a text description of what you're seeing, attach a picture and select from a list of locations and categories to assist BART Police in their response. Reports can be anonymous. The app is also available in Spanish and Chinese. If you're in an area without cellular connectivity, your message will be stored and delivered as soon as connectivity returns. BART Watch is designed to send text messages before pictures so that the BART Police can receive reports as quickly as possible.

BART Watch allows you to report the following:

  • Illegally Parked Vehicle
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Robbery / Theft
  • Unattended Bag or Package
  • Vandalism
  • and more..

However, for crimes in progress or emergencies, call 911, or program the BART Police Department toll-free number into your mobile phone to call quickly -- it's 877-679-7000


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AlertSF is San Francisco's emergency text message system. AlertSF will send alerts and instructions following a natural disaster, major police, fire, or health emergencies, or significant transportation disruptions to mobile subscribers.

AlertSF is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, powered by Everbridge, Inc. If you have questions and would like to speak with a representative at the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management, please, contact

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Community Ambassadors Program (CAP) hires and trains neighborhood residents to provide a visible, street-smart safety presence in targeted neighborhoods. These ambassadors act as a helpful presence on the streets, provide information and referrals, offer general assistance, and report hazards and emergencies to city agencies. The program was initiated in the southeast neighborhoods of Bayview and Visitacion Valley by community leaders and advocates concerned about safety. Community Ambassadors act as a visible safety presence and culturally competent community resource navigator in various neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. You can find our CAP teams in the Mid-Market, Civic Center, Tenderloin, Chinatown, Mission, Bayview, Dogpatch, Portola, Potrero and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods.

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SAFE engages, educates, and empowers San Franciscans to build safer neighborhoods through crime prevention, education, and public safety services that result in stronger, more vibrant and resilient communities.

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Bay Area Boxing

Angela teaches at Bay Area Boxing. She started kickboxing in 2013 and soon added Western Style boxing and TRX to her repertoire of training. As a certified group class and kettlebell instructor Angela brings a high level of love and passion to her classes. Link


Soja Mind & Body

Soja’s self-defense program is principles based which means it’s practical, effective, and – most importantly—accessible to people of all skill levels, whether you’re a pro or have never taken a self-defense class before.

Soja’s classes are about so much more than getting fit.
Our classes are an opportunity for you to establish community and a sustainable, more fulfilling relationship with where you live — your body.


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Financial Aid Documents

You may be able to take advantage of a number of federal tax benefits, including credits, deductions and saving incentives to offset your cost for college or career training. 


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This guide zeroes in on the basic qualifications for higher education-related tax benefits. This guide is intended for educational use and is not legal or tax advice.


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If you plan to file a tax return for 2018, you may be able to file through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program that offers free tax help for qualifying taxpayers.


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This document hosts a list of benefits that apply to most students employed in campus jobs. The document includes information on paid sick leave, medical care reimbursement funds and free audits. Please refer to the Student Employment Handbook for details for student employment at CIIS. (updated 2018).
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Healthcare Providers

Please visit the CIIS Wellness Center Services tab at (you must be logged in).


Listing of resources (i.e., hotlines, agencies) for Individuals in Crisis, Victims of Domestic Violence/Abuse, Victims of  Sexual Assault.
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Other Forms and Information

Complete, sign and return this form to any receptionist at 1453 Mission or leave a copy in the 4th floor drop and/or scan/email to:


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Public Service Loan Forgiveness Information

Repayment Options, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Deferment and Forbearance Resources available to you.


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The Questions & Answers (Q&As) that follow provide information about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that is available to most borrowers with loans made through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loan ProgramSM).


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NEW - Online Cash Advance Request Form

Online Cash Advance Request Form (New)

To be eligible for the Student Cash Advance, you must meet the following criteria:

1. You must be a current Financial Aid recipient.
2. You must NOT be a new student – you cannot receive a cash advance during your first semester.
3. You must be enrolled during the semester in which you want to receive the cash advance.

Please apply for the Student Cash Advance through the Financial Aid Office at the link below:

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Please be aware that what you post in the Bulletin Board area can be seen by anyone, including the public. As such, we recommend that you refrain from including too much personal information, such as your telephone number, address, etc. (Only CIIS students may post messages.)
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