San Francisco is one of the worst cities in which to find parking. While most USF students take advantage of the bus system (especially since the fee is included in the cost of tuition) and are encouraged to do so for both cost and efficiency, some students do bring cars to the city. Truthfully, students park just about anywhere they can. Some students will park right next to a fire hydrant if it means making it to class on time. Of course, there are some spots if you have the time to search, mainly on neighboring streets. However, most of these spots have a two-hour limit and if you wait until just before class time, you're sure to see at least a dozen cars lined up behind you, searching in vain for the same thing.
The University has a couple of designated parking complexes, Hayes-Healy and Koret, as well as a few smaller parking lots around Main Campus and on Lone Mountain. Be warned, though, as these lots are parking areas primarily reserved for faculty, staff, and other designated USF vehicles, which leaves a limited number of permits available to students at a very high price.