Getting Here

Because you are required to attend the Mandatory Orientation for new international students, we advise that you make travel arrangements to accommodate for our orientation dates as soon as you receive your F-1 or J-1 visa. Below you will find helpful links to maps, directions, and suggested accommodations to help you when you first arrive in the area.

Campus Maps

Here you can find all of our Campus Maps, including on-campus housing (residential community) maps. Remember that the Center for International Education is located on the bottom floor of International Hall in Room 107.

Directions from SFO to SSU

Regular public transportation from the Bay Area to Sonoma County can be difficult to navigate and generally cannot accommodate much luggage. If you are flying into San Francisco (SFO) or Oakland (OAK) airport, the Sonoma County Airport Express bus will take you directly to Rohnert Park. The trip takes about 2 hours and costs $34. You can purchase your ticket online or pay the driver in cash after you ascend the bus.

The bus will pick you up at the airport (you can see a 360ยบ view of the bus stop SFO or OAK). Buses pick up SFO passengers at the Arrivals Level, outside Customs in the outer roadway center island at the "Airporters" zone. Busses pick up OAK passengers at the Ground Transportation Center platform marked "4D Scheduled Buses," directly outside Baggage Claim across four lanes of traffic between the two terminals.

You should descend the bus at the Doubletree in Rohnert Park. If you arrive during business hours (8:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday), contact the Center for International Education and one of our staff will pick you up from the Doubletree and bring you to SSU.

Local Transportation Services

If you arrive outside of business hours or if you are living off-campus, here is a list of some taxi services that can take to your housing:

Sam's Taxi
Ace Taxi
Download the App
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Sonoma County also has a public bus that is free for SSU students to ride (unfortunately you will need to get your SSU Student ID Card first). For more information on routes, schedules, and fares, visit the Sonoma County Transit website.

Local Hotels

If you are arriving in Rohnert Park several days before orientation, you may need to stay in a local hotel. The following is a list of nearby hotels. This is not a complete list, nor is it intended to offer any endorsement or guarantee.

Best Western Inn ($$)
6500 Redwood Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Doubletree ($$$)
1 Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Oxford Suites ($$$)
67 Golf Course Drive West
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Hampton Inn & Suites ($$)
6248 Redwood Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Motel 6 ($)
6145 Commerce Blvd.
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Good Nite Inn ($)
5040 Redwood Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928