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Live the SFU Student Experience at Residence

Whoever you are and wherever you're from, living on campus might turn out to be one of the most memorable parts of your university experience.

Enjoy independent living away from home and join a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community of people from around the world. Create lasting friendships, explore your interests and develop your individuality in a safe and comfortable environment, as you engage and grow with other SFU residents. Be within walking-distance to your classes, supports and services, recreation and other amenities, part-time work opportunities, and fresh all-you-care-to-eat meals at the brand new Dining Commons!

LIVE, STUDY, WORK, PLAY AND GROW IN A SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY ENVIRONMENT.

Did you know?

Students who live in Residence show higher GPAs and graduation rates. They also have a greater sense of community, are more comfortable navigating the SFU campus and are more satisfied with the overall university experience!

Turn SFU into Your Space

Living in Residence is fun, convenient and affordable. You’ll have your very own private room to decorate as you like—make it your own space!

Each room includes a comfortable bed and mattress, study area with desk and chair, closet and personal fridge, not to mention plenty of functional shared spaces to meet and socialize with other residents. Take part in community events and activities like study sessions, talent shows, movie nights, artmaking and more!

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Where you live makes a big difference in your daily schedule and quality of living. Just imagine waking up each morning and not worrying about your commute to class! You'll be only minutes away from the fitness and aquatic centres, library and bookstore, groceries, dining and retail options, public transit, hiking and biking trails, and more—save on commute time for time to do what you want.

Services and Supports for Students in Residence

When you live here, you’ll have easy access to programs that support your academic, personal and social needs. The Residence Life team, in collaboration with campus partners, connects students with various on-campus services and resources like:

In addition to Living-Learning Communities, we have programs to help you with transitioning to university, orientation, studying, personal health and wellness (including safe partying and learning about consent), and living independently.

Friendships made here can last a lifetime

University is a time of self-discovery, making new friends and connecting with the rest of your SFU community. More than 1,900 undergraduate students live on campus, which means you’ll have endless opportunities to meet and connect with others, and establish new friendships. These will be some of your best memories, so make your experience count!

Opportunities for Employment

Gain work experience and be part of the welcoming, friendly Residence team in a fun and diverse environment! Develop your skills in tourism and hospitality, customer service, event planning, sales and more, while enjoying flexible schedules and benefits.

Check out current job postings to see the types of positions we offer!

Ready to find your place at SFU?

Spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis

You don't have to be admitted to SFU yet to submit your application to Residence—in fact, you shouldn't wait! However, we can't offer you housing until you've officially accepted an offer of admission from the University. We send housing offers to admitted SFU and FIC students, based on their original date of application.

Applications open in October!

Complete your online application as soon as possible to get the best chance of securing a housing offer for Fall term 2023. There will be a $50 application fee.

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