Get your stuff

Library/Student ID card

You can get your Library/ID card 24 hours after you have enrolled in a course.  You will need to visit a Student Services counter (see Contact Information for hours and locations), and present valid government issued photo-ID in English (such as a driver's license, passport, permanent residency card). Your government issued photo-ID must display your legal name as it appears in the Student Information System and must appear in English.  Students may use their high school student ID card (Go Card) accompanied by their birth certificate. Library/ID cards are produced at any of our three campuses.

If you are a student enrolled in a Surrey campus program such as FASS One or IAT, you must pick up your SFU student ID from the Surrey campus, as the card includes building access data.

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* guide-to-library-id-card.pdf
Download the Guide to Your SFU Library/ID Card

U-Pass BC (Transit Pass)

Obtain your Compass Card from one of the TransLink options listed on their website. 

Once you have a Compass Card, you will request your U-Pass BC to be loaded onto your Compass Card at For details, visit

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To find out what books you need, go to the SFU bookstore website at Books are often in stock before the term starts.

Bookstore hours are listed on this site.

Get your recreation membership

Get your recreation membership, which allows you to use the fitness centre, pool and drop-in sports. No additional payment is required for students who have been assessed the Recreation and Athletic fee in their tuition. For Recreation programs and classes, additional fees apply. (View details:

Information on obtaining your membership

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Parking pass

Overview of SFU parking

Burnaby campus
Parking is extremely limited at Burnaby campus.

Surrey campus
Enter the Surrey parking lottery for a chance to purchase a decal.  Parking is limited at the Surrey campus.

Vancouver campus
Nearby parking lots include the one beneath the Harbour Centre complex at 515 West Hastings (weeknights only after 6:00 pm, all day Saturday and Sunday and statutory holidays) and Imperial Parking at 400 West Cordova Street.  The Cordova Street lot offers reduced rates after 4:00 pm for students, faculty, and staff with a valid SFU library card or a parking pass available from Continuing Studies.  Bicycle racks are also available at this location.  Parking on the street is free after 8:00 pm.


Meet your peers and connect with the incoming class. Get your questions answered by our student information assistants.

Check out SFU101: Welcome Day

Join us for this informative day which will help you start classes with confidence. The day will highlight the many resources available to you, introduce you to your faculty, help you find your way around campus and, of course, connect you to other new students.

If you are an international, exchange or study abroad student, there is an additional orientation activity for you to attend.

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Check out SFU101: Week of Welcome

Week of Welcome is a celebration of the beginning of the school year for both new and returning students. Join us for this week filled with festive activities, BBQs, free swag and so much more!  

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