Applying to Residence

Welcome. We invite you to join our community of learners. Here you will find everything you need regarding your application process, how-to apply and more.

Welcome to Your New Community

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Spring 2019 Term

We are now accepting applications for the Spring 2019 term.

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Summer 2019 Term

We are now accepting applications for the Summer 2019 term.

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Fall 2019 Term

We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2019 term.

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Housing Waitlist

Curious about how the residence and housing waitlist works?  Find out how the waitlist works before and after the start of the term, click here.

SFU Residence Offers...

Living Learning Communities

Living-Learning Community (LLC) means that you will live on the same floor with other students who have similar goals and interests, access to great mentors including faculty and staff and, the opportunity to take part in specially designed programs. Read More.

Building Eligibility and Assignment Process

Whether you want to know what the assignment process looks like or, need help identifying which building you should apply to, our graph will help your decision making process easier. Before applying, click here and take a quick snapshot at which building and community is right for you.

How the Application Process Works

You will need to submit a completed application, including the $50 application fee.  We strongly suggest that you apply as soon as possible to ensure the best probability of getting a housing offer. Spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

Step 1: ApplY 

  • Go to the My Place@SFU to start your application.  
  • If this is your first time applying, click "Register" to create your profile and log in.
  • If you have applied before, you will need to set up a new password: select 'forgot password' and use the email we have on file. Please contact the Residence and Housing Office if you need assistance. 
  • Click "Application" on the top-left of the Housing Portal homescreen.
  • You must pay the $50 application fee (last step of the application) to complete your application.
  • Your completed application is not a guarantee of an offer as spaces in residence are limited.

Step 2: Receive your Housing Offer

  • Completed applications are put into a queue based on their completion date. 
  • If your application comes to the top of the queue and we have a space for you, you will be sent a formal housing offer to your email address and will be given a deadline to respond. 
  • NOTE: Once you receive your SFU computing ID, your email that we will send to will be your SFU email. You can always view your offer status through the MyPlace@SFU Housing Portal.

Step 3: Confirm your Offer

  •  If you receive a housing offer from us, you will need to "confirm" that you want to accept by following the instructions provided in your offer email - by the deadline. 
  • This includes accepting the terms of the Contract and making the non-refundable confirmation payment.

Step 4: Select your room (option for Fall housing)   

  • If you successfully confirm your housing offer before the room selection period in June for Fall housing, and are eligible to choose your own room, this step will open up on your application. 
  • Room Selection is not available for the Spring and Summer terms.

Occupancy/Housing Availability

See a quick snapshot of the occupancy and housing availability for the term you are applying for to live in residence. Click here.

Off Campus Housing

If you are unable to secure a housing offer or need to look at off campus housing options because you’re no longer staying at SFU Residence & Housing,  then click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Still haven't found what you are looking for; then check out our most frequently asked questions here.