Campus Life

Three campuses, unlimited opportunities

Community. It's a word you'll hear a lot at SFU. All three campuses are also vibrant student communities, each with its own feel. Depending on your program, you’ll probably spend time at all three. They provide everything you need to succeed academically, as well as being hubs for socializing, volunteering, networking and living.


Take a student-led tour and learn more about our computing science programs.

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The Burnaby campus combines a memorable location with a vibrant student lifestyle, including the UniverCity residential community.

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Conveniently located next to local amenities and transit, the Surrey campus provides modern facilities and a close-knit community.

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Situated in the heart of one of the world’s most liveable cities, the Downtown campus is next to transit and everything else.

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Campus amenities

The three campuses each have their own library, labs, amenities, food services and plentiful study areas. Student services are available at each location to point you in the right direction, whether you need help with your studies, health, housing or anything else during your time at SFU. Learn about specific amenities by browsing the links to individual campus information above.

Computing Science Amenities


Labs, facilities and equipment – exclusively for Computing Science students.

  • Dedicated labs are open 24/7 in Burnaby and 8am-8pm weekdays in Surrey, with carded access
  • Learn software such as MATLAB and SolidWorks
  • Lots of electrical outlets for laptops available
  • TAs have set office hours inside computing labs
  • Surrey campus team rooms for collaboration on projects

Club days

Want to build competitive robots? Get involved in the Women in Computing Science Club? Take up a new sport, learn how to make a speech? Every semester representatives of SFU’s many student groups and clubs gather for a Club Day to promote their clubs and recruit new members. It’s a must-do event for any SFU student, providing you with the opportunity to volunteer, make new friends and discover new passions. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for, you can form your own club if you can find at least 10 other likeminded students.
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Attending university for the first time can appear daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. FROSH eases you into student life with a weeklong agenda of fun and informative events at all campuses. Computing Science Student societies organize their own FROSH events to help you transition into your new life. You’ll meet senior students, get information about academic and other services, and learn how to successfully navigate your way around the campuses and through your program.

Sustainable living

SFU takes sustainability seriously, including zero-waste solutions, low carbon transport options, sustainable and local food programs, and energy management initiatives. Then there’s UniverCity  – a sustainable residential community on Burnaby Mountain. It is being developed to allow the university to grow and offer more services and amenities to students, without damaging the environment.