Move in day

Fall 2019 Move in day is happening on August 28, 2019 
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.

When do I move in?

Burnaby Residence

Fall 2019 move in: Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. 
Please DO NOT arrive early. Arrive at 9:00 a.m. or later to avoid summer camp and SFU staff traffic

 Vancouver Residence

As our main office is on Burnaby campus, to check in and get keys for your new home, 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.

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 August 28?

Burnaby Residents:

Group A: Residents moving into Shell House, Barbara Rae House and Shadbolt House
Check In:
Room B1005 (9 AM - 5 PM); Residence Main Office after 5 PM
Parking: Please park in Visitor's Parkade
Download Map for Group A 

Group B: Residents moving into Townhouses, McTaggart-Cowan Hall, Hamilton Hall, Pauline Jewett House
Check In:
 Room C1050 (9 AM - 5 PM); Residence Main Office after 5 PM
Parking: Please park in Residence 800 lot
Download Map for Group B 

Please Note: Residence Main Lot Parking is for unloading only. Please ask for the Unload Only Decal when you are checking in. 

Vancouver Residents: 

Please find street parking close to the CCIC building.