Building access over the summer

Last updated: July 27, 2021

Access to buildings varies by campus. We are starting to open up access to campuses over the summer. 

Most building doors will be open on the Burnaby campus from 8am – 5 pm Monday to Friday. Doors to the Vancouver and Surrey Campuses are mostly locked and can only be accessed with a Fob or SFU ID.   

Access is available to SFU community members who present SFU ID. Uniformed security guards will be present to check SFU ID and log access for safety purposes;

  • Signage will direct community members to accessible entry points, along with a contact number for further information;
  • The majority of public washrooms will be locked. Signage will direct people to open washrooms along accessibility-friendly routes.

Contact us
For immediate or urgent requests, contact Campus Public Safety at 778-782-7991.

For non-urgent access requests, email with the subject line “Access Request” and include  all relevant information (campus, date and location).

Burnaby Campus:

The perimeter doors of most buildings will be open 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Please note: the east entrance to the Burnaby campus (and exit from) via the Applied Sciences building will be blocked off from May 4, 2020 until Fall 2021.

Click here for an updated pedestrian access route map.

Buildings opened Monday-Friday

The following buildings are currently locked overnight and opened daytime, weekdays with restricted access:

  • Academic Quadrangle (access via 2000 west entry, off Convocation Mall)
  • Blusson Hall (access via east entry by bus loop or north entry by parking lot)
  • Education Building (accessible via AQ)
  • Library (M-F 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM)
  • Lorne Davies Complex (pool and fitness centre by appointment only)
  • All SFU outdoor recreation facilities including fields, running track and courts are open for limited authorized departmental usage. Social distancing no longer in place.
  • Maggie Benson Centre (fob access from Convocation Mall)
  • Robert C Brown Hall (fob access enabled)
  • Saywell Hall (access via north entry by parking lot and via both AQ and Blusson Hall)
  • Shrum Science Kinesiology (via 10,000 level by Math & Stats)
  • South Science Building (via 6000 west entry)
  • Strand Hall - Loading bay, both South and East 2000 level plus IT Services entry (other doors are fob access enabled)
  • West Mall Centre (access via 9000 level)
  • 24 hour unlocked buildings (individual unoccupied departments, offices, wings, and classrooms are locked)
  • Transportation Centre Rotunda (no locks on automatic doors, individual offices are locked)

Buildings with limited access

The following buildings are currently locked and only accessible to authorized SFU personnel. Please note, not all buildings are wired for fob access. 

  • Alcan
  • Animal Care
  • Applied Science Building (effective May 4th Entry from East Parking will be closed for construction - fob access enabled from south entry)
  • Bee Research Annex
  • Diamond Alumni Centre (DAC) 
  • Diamond Family Auditorium
  • Discovery 1 (fob access enabled)
  • Discovery 2 (fob access enabled)
  • Facilities Services (fob access enabled)
  • Greenhouse
  • Halpern
  • Observatory (fob access enabled)
  • Residence Hall Office (fob access enabled)
  • Residence Halls (fob access enabled)
  • South East Classroom Block (fob access enabled)
  • Science Buildings (all exterior doors locked, interior doors leading from Applied Sciences Building East Entrance and Academic Quadrangle West cannot be locked)
    • Chemistry (fob access enabled)
    • TASC 1 and 2 (fob access enabled)
  • Strand Annex 

Vancouver Campus:

Access to buildings on the Vancouver Campuses is limited

  • Harbour Centre – Hastings entrance is accessible by fob 24/7 and SFU ID between 0730 – 2230hrs.
  • Goldcorp – Fob access is enabled 24/7. SFU ID access is available between 0730 – 2230hrs.
  • Segal Building –. Fob access is enabled between 0730 - 2230hrs. SFU ID access is available between 0730 – 2230hrs.
  • Wosk Centre for Dialogue – Building is secured. Fobs are disabled. Please forward access requests to, or call 778 782 5029.
  • Charles Chang Innovation Centre – 2nd floor RADIUS space is on restricted access. Please speak with your department administrator for further information. Simon Fraser University Residence remains open.
  • 312 Main Street Offices, 611 Alexander Studios, Venture Labs, Beedie at Harbour Centre - all are on restricted access. Please contact your department administrator for further information.
  • Bill Reid Gallery - open Wednesday to Sunday 1100 – 1700hrs.

Starting August 2021:

  • Harbour Centre
    • Mon-Sun, 8am-5pm. 
  • Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
    • Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm.
    • Sat-Sun, closed 
  • Segal Building
    • Public access will resume Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
  • Centre for Dialogue
    • Public access will resume Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 

From September 7, 2021 onwards:

  • Harbour Centre
    • Mon-Thurs, 7:30am-10:30pm;
    • Fri, 7:30am-9:00pm unlocked;
    • Sat-Sun, 7:30am-6:00pm;
  • Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
    • Mon-Sun, 7:30am-10:30pm
  • Segal Building
    • Mon-Sat, 7:30am-6:00pm
  • Centre for Dialogue
    • Mon-Fri, 7:00am-6:00pm

*Building access outside of the times posted above requires a fob.


These following locations are not public facing and require a fob to access:

  • 312 Main
  • 611 Alexander
  • Charles Chang
  • VentureLabs (There is a receptionist that works Mon-Fri, 9-4:30) 

Surrey Campus:

  • Building access: While access to SRYC and SRYE remains open to SFU staff, faculty, and students who produce SFU ID, both buildings will be closed between 10:30 PM and 7:30 AM.
  • Team room access: Team rooms at both SRYC and SRYE will be closed 24/7 until further notice.
  • Essential work and research: The only group granted afterhours access to SFU Surrey are those engaged in essential work and essential research (grad students, faculty, etc.). Upon arrival, please sign in at the security desk with your SFU ID.