Fall 2017 Residence Orientation

Find out what events and other activities are awaiting all Fall 2017 Residence Orientation participants and what you can look forward to through this quick intro from our Residence Life staff.

Welcome to Your New Community

Living at SFU Residence is more than having a place to sleep, it is also about building lifelong friendships. See how living in residence has helped these six students connect, grow and learn together in ways that none of them could have imagined on the day that they moved-in. 

Burnaby Campus: Undergraduate Students

The Towers

Burnaby Campus: Undergraduate Students

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

Burnaby Campus: Undergraduate Students

Shell House

Burnaby Campus: Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students (Overflow):

The Townhouses

Burnaby Campus: Graduate Students

Hamilton Hall

Vancouver Campus: Graduate Students

SFU Residence at the Charles Chang Innovation Centre 

Important Dates 

October 1 | Balance of Residence Fees Due

                     | Summer 2018 Applications Open

October 9 | Thanksgiving Day (No Classes)

November 1 | $700 Non-Refundable Spring 2018 Confimration Due

November 13 | Remembrance Day (No Classes)


  • October 3, 2017: Pedestrian Routes for the Remainder of this Week: Due to continuing construction activities related to the District Heating Lines Repair project, the pedestrian route immediately north of Shell House will be closed from noon on Tuesday, October 3 until further notice (approximately two to three weeks).  The covered walkway that runs along the south side of the West Parkade will remain open.
    • For residents of the Townhouses, Hamilton Hall and the Towers, the pedestrian routes will be as follows (see also the attached map):
    • To the Dining Hall and the Main Campus: use the breezeway under the Towers and go up the stairs (or elevator) to the Dining Hall entrance.  Carry on eastward to the main campus (note the barrier-free route on the north side of the Parkade if you need to avoid the stairs at the southwest corner of the Parkade).
    • To the Mail Room in Shell House: use the breezeway under the Towers, then just before the Residence office, turn right and use the fire lane on the south side of the Dining Hall to access the front entrance of Shell House.

Occupancy/Housing availability

*Tentatively Full – we occasionally have rooms that become available during the term. Please contact resrooms@sfu.ca