Pre-arrival information

Find all the information you need before you arrive to SFU Residence and Housing, including: the handbook, what to bring and content insurance.

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.

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 plans. Includes important Covid addendums.

READ YOUR RESIDENCE CONTRACT AND HANDBOOK >  

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SFU EMAIL >   

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.

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN BRING >

Update your mailing list

Before you arrive, make sure you've updated your family and friends with your new address. The Residence and Housing mail room is located within the main office.

UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS >

Getting to residence  

Learn how to get to SFU from popular parts of the Lower Mainland and directions around campus.

LEARN HOW TO GET HERE >

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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY >

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.

LEARN ABOUT TENANT INSURANCE >

Moving in during COVID-19

Important changes have been made to the move-in process due to COVID-19. It is expected that everyone in residence spaces wear a non-medical mask in all indoor public areas. Disposable masks are available at the front desk for those that do not have them. Social distancing rules in effect - gatherings of 2-4 people must practice appropriate physical distancing as outlined by Health Canada or it will be instructed to end. If you are travelling from outside of Canada, current regulations require you to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to move in day and provide a self-isolation plan. For more information and to help you plan your isolation, visit the International Student Services page.

SFU Residence and Housing COVID-19 page>

Residence and Housing office

The Residence and Housing office is located 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.

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