The atmosphere is casually sunny, and in the evening through the night, it turns into a gray fog. The best things to do are either to go down through the Haight and shop or explore the good Mexican eats of Church Street. You can also enjoy the nightlife in the Mission District, but stay away from Hunters Point in the Mission—it's the most dangerous part of San Francisco. Other universities are nearby, including the University of San Francisco (where you can find some prepster pharmacy graduates) and City College of San Francisco (take some fun courses in your spare time for cheap, like ceramics or swimming).
As many would expect, the hipster culture does run rampant throughout San Francisco, but it is fairly easy to avoid or attract. The smell of cigarette smoke lingers through the air, and Pabst Blue Ribbon neon signs are lit up in dingy bars. But the rest of the community and some hipsters enjoy soaking up the beauty of the city while sitting atop Twin Peaks or relaxing in Dolores Park. If a student is looking for an escape from the Bay, he or she can easily get over to UC Berkeley via a quick BART ride, and Sonoma State is an hour-and-a-half-drive away.