Holiday safety reminders

November 23, 2022

Exams, final projects and meetings all starting to wrap up so now is the time to remind the community about winter closures and safety measures before leaving campus for the holidays.

Lock up and secure your space

Take a look around your work or study space. Is there anything inviting potential thefts? Lock those doors, close those curtains and secure electronics and keys out of sight. For a full list of ways to secure your space, visit our Theft Prevention safety guide.

Keep your information safe online

This holiday season, unpack tips for spotting fake gift card requests and leap into the New Year with all of your personal data intact. IT Services invites you to review online safety tips for avoiding phishing emails, so you can ensure your days are merry and bright.

Working and learning on campus

Campus Public Safety is available 24/7 to support you on campus, even during the winter break. You can participate in the Lone Worker Program (LWP), available to all staff at all campuses or access the Safe Walk program, in which you can request a Campus Public Safety escort to support safe travel around campus.

Getting across campus

During the holiday break, there may be changes to access points across campus, depending on closures and campus conditions. See the Campus Access Route map for the latest pedestrian recommendations.

Campus access

SFU Burnaby campus

  • General campus closures and reduced services December 26, 2022 - January 2, 2023
  • Campus Public Safety access map and routes

SFU Surrey campus

  • The Surrey campus will be closed from December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive. 
  • All offices will re-open on January 3, 2023.
  • During this time, you will be required to show SFU ID for entrance.

SFU Vancouver campus

  • The Vancouver campus will be closed December 26, 2022 to January 2, 2023 inclusive. 
  • During this time all building entrances will be locked, fob access as follows:
    • HC & GCA - 24/7 fob access. 
    • SB - Fob access 07:30-23:00 hrs, all days.  
    • C4D - will be locked with access via special request to HC Security. 

Winter heating and ventilation reminder

To reduce greenhouse gases emissions over the break, thermostats and ventilation rates will be lowered in most buildings. If you will be occupying your area over the closure, email Facilities Services by December 17 at: and include the following information:

  • Dates: (expected date of presence)
  • Times: (expected time of presence)
  • Building Name
  • Room Number
  • Phone Number of Contact Person