- Housing options
- North Towers
- East/West Towers
- Shell House
- McTaggart-Cowan Hall
- The Townhouses
- Hamilton Hall
- Charles Chang Innovation Centre
- Parcel 21
- Living Learning Communities
- Off-Campus Housing
- Residence Tours
- Housing Comparison
- Moving in
- Community hub
- Maintenance and services
- Contracts and handbooks
- Important dates and announcements
- Meal Membership
- Move out
- Room switch
- Room stay
- New residence buildings
- Contact us
- Guest Accommodations
- COVID-19 Information
Find all the information you need before you arrive to SFU Residence and Housing, including: the handbook, what to bring and content insurance.
Move In Information here
Early Move In
Early move in may be approved for academic purposes and based on availability. If possible, requests must be done prior to the deadline and must be done by filling out the form with all instructions and steps completed.
**Due to SFU's winter closure between fall and spring terms - we will not be able to accommodate early move in. Please plan to arrive no earlier than move in day: January 6, 2022, starting at 9 am.
Read your residence contract and handbook
You’ve signed your contract, but have you read it? What about your Residence and Housing handbook? It contains important information including: community standards, regulations and Meal Memberships. Includes important COVID-19 addendums.
Check your SFU email
Your move in newsletters will start showing up in your email inbox approximately four weeks prior to move in. Keep an eye out for this newsletter as it contains important information that will help make your move in simple and easy.
Update your mailing list
Before you arrive, make sure you've updated your family and friends with your new address.
Get Your Student ID Card
Your student card is required to access your Meal Membership. Arrange for your student ID card before arrival to ensure that you can access your Meal Membership right away.
Complete the web form and indicate your delivery to Residence. Due 2 weeks prior to move in to ensure your ID is ready to pick up with your keys at move in.
Find out what to bring
There are many things you can bring to Residence, and some stuff you should leave behind! This handy list can help you figure all this out.
Getting to residence
Find out how to get to the SFU Burnaby and Vancouver Campus via public transportation or driving routes.
There will be signs posted in or near the Residence Main Parking Lot as well as the West Mall Visitors Parkade.
Services and amenities
As a resident at SFU, we want to make your life engaging and simple. Feel free to explore and familiarize yourself with everything in your new community.
Residence and Housing office
The Residence and Housing office is located on the Burnaby campus, below the dining hall. The friendly staff is a great resource of information. Come by if you have a question or just want to say hello.
Get Tenant Insurance
It is always good to be prepared for an unexpected emergency such as building floods, fires and theft of your personal items. Having Tenant Insurance will give you peace of mind in case something unexpected happens to you and/or your personal belongings.
Moving in during COVID-19
Important changes have been made to the move-in process due to COVID-19.
- Schedule your move in appointment time
- Masks are required
- If you are travelling from outside of Canada, please review any travel, vaccine, and isolation requirements. For more information and to help you plan your isolation, visit the International Student Services page.