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Visiting Our Campus

Welcome! The South San Francisco campus is large, hilly, and consists of over 40 buildings housing scientific research, manufacturing operations, and various business functions.

To help plan your visit, click the links below to learn more information and access an interactive map that highlights our lobby buildings and parking around campus.

Getting Here

Tips on how to get to campus for visitors driving or taking public transit.

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Checking In

Information on where to check-in and identification requirements.

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Registration & Check-In

A Genentech employee (or host) must sponsor a visitor before their arrival at the South San Francisco campus. The Genentech host must pre-register their guest and the purpose of the visit. Once pre-registered, visitors will receive an email with detailed instructions about their visit, including confirmation of the date, time of arrival, and campus building check-in instructions.

On the day of arrival, all visitors must check in with a receptionist at a campus lobby (see list below) to receive a temporary access badge. Additional campus information such as Genentech transportation shuttles, cafeteria locations, and other available amenities will also be provided. To ensure a seamless process, please be sure to follow the instructions in the pre-registration email and contact your Genentech host with any questions.

Once registered on campus, all visitors are expected to:

  • Wear and display their temporary badge in plain sight on their outermost layer of clothing at all times.
  • Return their badge at the end of their visit. Hosts or visitors can return badges directly to a lobby receptionist, a Security Officer, or at any badge drop-off box (which are located in all lobbies).

Vaccination & Health Screening Requirements

Visitors to Genentech’s South San Francisco campus are subject to Genentech’s COVID-19 vaccination policy, outlined below. This policy also applies to visiting Roche employees without a Genentech badge.

All visitors are required to complete a health screening. Connect with your Genentech host to review the health screening questions prior to visiting campus to ensure entry.

Upon arrival, visitors are instructed to read a sign listing the requirements for entering campus. As indicated on the sign, by proceeding onsite visitors are attesting that they are either:

  • Fully vaccinated and have received a booster, or
  • Fully vaccinated and not yet eligible for a booster, or
  • Have taken a COVID-19 test (either PCR or rapid antigen test) within 72 hours of the visit with a negative result.
    • If a visitor attests to option 3, they are required to take the following steps:
      • Wear a facial covering whenever indoors
      • Maintain social distancing (six feet or more from all other people) whenever their facial covering is removed (e.g. eating/drinking)

Please note: No documentation containing visitors’ personal health information is saved. Rapid antigen tests and facial coverings are available in lobbies if needed.

Transportation

If you are traveling to campus via public transportation, we can help find the right route for you. Genentech commuter buses and public transit schedules are available on the TripShot website. Use password “transportation” to login.

Genentech can connect you from public transit locations to campus. Schedules and routes can be found on the following pages:

Campus Map

The campus map below shows the locations of campus parking lots, including visitor and ADA parking spaces, and lobby reception desks. Click on the icon in the top left corner for filter options and to locate the specific building you are visiting.

There are designated visitor and ADA parking areas available throughout the South San Francisco campus. Unmarked parking spaces are reserved for employee registered vehicles only; please use a visitor parking space to avoid a parking violation.

Campus Lobbies

Building 5
22 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Limited number of visitor parking stalls. If full, guests may use the Building 12 visitor parking lot.
Hours: 7am - 5pm | Phone: 650-225-3640

Building 9
640 Forbes Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Visitor Parking at 781 Forbes Blvd. If full, guests may use the Building 12 visitor parking lot.
Hours: 7am - 4pm | Phone: 650-225-3638

Building 12
103 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Founders Research Center (FRC) Visitor Parking Lot 1 at 103 DNA Way.
Hours: 8am - 5pm | Phone: 650-225-3644

Building 14
340 Point San Bruno, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Founders Research Center (FRC) Visitor Parking Lot 2 at 340 Point San Bruno.
Hours: 8am - 5pm | Phone: 650-467-7440

Building 31
310 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Limited number of visitor parking stalls. If full, guests may use the Building 24/25 parking lot.
Hours: 7am - 5pm | Phone: 650-467-0900

Building 33
330 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Building 31 Visitor Lot, if full guests may park at the Building 25 parking lot
Hours: 7am - 4pm | Phone: 650-467-1406

Building 35
350 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Visitor parking lot is located on the West side of Building 35.
Hours: 7am - 5pm | Phone: 650-467-7141

Building 39 – Available after hours and weekend check-in only.
500 DNA Way, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Building 35 visitor parking lot should be used.
Hours: 7pm - 7am | Phone: 650-225-2402

Building 40
600 East Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Visitor Parking lot is located in front of Building 40
Hours: 7am - 5pm | Phone: 650-467-9584

Building 42
475 East Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Visitor Parking lot is located in front of Building 40
Hours: 7am - 4pm | Phone: 650-467-7979

Building 56
500 Forbes Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Limited number of visitor parking stalls.
Hours: 7am - 4pm | Phone: 650-467-9458

Building 85
601 Gateway Boulevard, South San Francisco, CA 94080
Parking: Parking structure located across from Building 82
Hours: 7am - 4pm | Phone: 650-467-9282