Spring 2019 Move-In January 01, 2018  

Welcome To Your New Community

Below is information to prepare and get the pre-arrival support you need to ensure that your move-in goes smoothly.

Welcome to Your New Community

Living at SFU Residence is more than having a place to sleep, it is also about building lifelong friendships. See how living in residence has helped these six students connect, grow and learn together in ways that none of them could have imagined on the day that they moved-in. 

How Do I Get to SFU Residence?

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

Parking Information

During Move In day, each resident building has a designated parking zone. See below for which parking area is designated for you based on the building you are assigned to. Parking is free during Move In day.

  • Zone 1: Shadbolt House, Shell House, McTaggart - Visitors Parkade
  • Zone 2: Hamilton Hall, Barbara Rae, Pauline Jewett - Main Lot 
  • Zone 3: Townhouses - Townhouse lots

When Do I Move-In?

Burnaby Residence

Next Move-In: Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Vancouver Residence

Graduate Student: Please refer to your Residence Contract for your assigned Move-In date and time.*

To check in and get keys for your new home, please let us know approximately when you will be arriving by emailing housing@sfu.ca. When you arrive at the airport or close to arriving at the building, call the on-call phone number 604-657-7856 to reach our on-site team who will meet you in the lobby. There is no buzzer in our 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 you will lose your $700 non-refundable confirmation fee.  Arrivals after the deadline can be approved with prepayment of your Residence fees. Please email housing@sfu.ca to arrange your late arrival.

Undergraduate Residence Orientation

If this is the first time you’ll be living at SFU Residence you will be automatically signed up for Residence Orientation. Returning residents and Grad residents are more than welcome to sign up for activities and connect with new members of the community.

Graduate Residence Orientation

During Move-In, each room will be equipped with a wireless router and modem so you don't have to bring any equipment with you. To access your wifi simply look at the back of your router or modem for the wifi username and password code. During the upcoming Fall term, we will be upgrading every room and building with an upgraded wifi system. See here for more details.