Move in day

Spring Move-In Day begins January 2, 2021

Simply login to your MyPlace@SFU and sign up for your appointment time and date for move in. Open appointments will show one month prior to move in.

Everyone’s excited to get to campus, many are feeling all the emotions that surface when arriving, and it’s the first day of your new adventure as an SFU resident. Make sure to read the information provided carefully to ensure the day goes smoothly. We are thrilled that you will be joining our SFU Residence and Housing community.

Please follow all COVID-19 Move In safe practices

  1. We recommend wearing a mask while in communal spaces
  2. Only students arriving in residence are permitted at check in
  3. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to assist you while moving in
  4. Maintain social distancing of 2 meters apart at all times
  5. Have your identification card and emailed barcode ready prior to check in
  6. Please use hand sanitizer before entering check in area

When do I move in?

Burnaby Residence

Spring Move-In Day begins January 2, 2021.
Simply login to your MyPlace@SFU and sign up for your appointment time and date for move in. Appointments will show for sign up one month prior to move in.

 Vancouver Residence

If an appointment time is not available for you as you are arriving outside of move in times, please let us know approximately when you will be arriving by emailing

When you arrive at the airport or close to arriving at the building, call the front desk at 778-782-4201. Our front desk staff will either connect with our on-site community advisors or Harbour Center Security to meet you at the building.

What if I miss the check-in deadline?

If you don't move in by the end of the first day of the SFU term, we will assume you are not arriving and your room will be offered to the next person on the wait list. Your room will be cancelled and all cancellation fees will apply.  If you wish to arrive after move in day, please email to arrange your late arrival.

Welcome Guide

Fall 2020

The Welcome Guide to on campus living at SFU will help you adjust to living on campus and beypnd. Download your Welcome Guide today.

Fall 2020 Burnaby Welcome Guide

How do I get to SFU Residence and Housing?

Find out how to get to the SFU Burnaby and Vancouver Campus via public transportation or driving routes.


Where do I check in, park and unload on January 2, 2021?

Burnaby Residents:

Check In: Shell House Basement
Parking: Visitor's Parkade
*Please Note
the Residence Main Lot Parking is for unloading only 

Vancouver Residents: 

Please find street parking close to the Charles Chang Innovation Centre building.