Personal Pets in UCSF Facilities


This policy outlines the rules governing personal pets and animals in general in UCSF buildings (including University leased space). It is intended to help ensure a work/learning/research/patient care environment that minimizes the health risks and fears of some members of the campus community while assisting in the maintenance, appearance, and hygiene of campus facilities.

A. Personal pets and animals in general are at all times prohibited in UCSF buildings including UCSF leased space with the following exceptions:

  • assistive animals of persons with disabilities;
  • animals used to support specific in-patient care programs;
  • fish aquariums in approved areas.

B. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, loss of access, and loss of rights and privileges.

Contact Responsible Office (see above) with any questions.