If you are Moving Out the below information is for you.  Scroll down for Cleaning and Move Out Checklists for each building. The Move Out instructions apply to all residents living in both the Burnaby and Vancouver (CCIC) residences. 

Avoid the Charges

  • Return your keys. Avoid the lock change fee = $155
  • Cleaning and Damage Charges = $100 AVERAGE

Report Maintenance Issues

  • AVOID THE CHARGES: make sure you fill out the form a few weeks before Move Out. Room inspections happen right after Move Out.
  • BEFORE YOU MOVE OUT: Any maintenance issues with your unit/room MUST be reported to our Residence Facilities team (via a maintenance request through your MyPlace@SFU Housing Portal) 


Key Return Available 24/7

  • AVOID THE CHARGES: Return your keys. Avoid the lock change fee = $155

Hand in your keys and make sure to get yourself a key receipt (or drop keys in the after-hours key drop box at the office). If you are remaining in the same room for the next term, you should NOT return your keys

Burnaby: Return Your Key to Residence and Housing Office

Vancouver: Return Your Key to the DropBox located beside the mail boxes in the lobby. On Move Out day (April 25) a Residence Administrator will be present as well (during regular working hours)

Remove All Garbage + Recycle

Ensure your room and shared space (if living in Townhouses and CCIC) is free and clear of garbage. Anything left behind could result in a charge to you.


Clean Your (Shared) Space - Townhouse and 2 Bedroom units (CCIC)

  • AVOID THE CHARGES: clean your shared space. Cleaning and Damage Charges = $100 AVERAGE
  • Everyone's Responsibility: Bathroom, Kitchen, Fridge, Stove, Living Room

Our maintenance staff will take photographs of any rooms that are left unclean, untidy, or damaged. Refer to the room condition/inventory form you completed when you moved in. Any damage or items needing repair will have been reported on this form and this will be the standard used to assess whether your room is left in the same condition it was received.


Change your mailing address

Update your correspondents with your new mailing address. We cannot accept mail if you are no longer a resident and will return all mail to sender.

Please Note: CCIC Residents can forward their mail via Canada Post.

Move Out Cleaning Checklist