Applying to Residence
Welcome. We invite you to join our community of learners. Here you will find everything you need regarding your application process, how-to apply and more.
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How the Application Process Works
You will need to submit a completed application, includng the $50 application fee. We strongly suggest that you apply as soon as possible to ensure the best probability of getting a housing offer. Spaces are limited and are offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
- Go to the My Place@SFU to start your application.
- If this is your first time applying, click "Register" to create your profile and log in.
- If you have applied before, you will need to set up a new password: select 'forgot password' and use the email we have on file. Please contact the Residence and Housing Office if you need assistance.
- Click "Application" on the top-left of the Housing Portal homescreen.
- You must pay the $50 application fee (last step of the application) to complete your application.
- Your completed application is not a guarantee of an offer as spaces in residence are limited.
Step 2: Receive your Housing Offer
- Completed applications are put into a queue based on their completion date.
- If your application comes to the top of the queue and we have a space for you, you will be sent a formal housing offer to your email address and will be given a deadline to respond.
- NOTE: Once you receive your SFU computing ID, your email that we will send to will be your SFU email. You can always view your offer status through the MyPlace@SFU Housing Portal.
Step 3: Confirm your Offer
- If you receive a housing offer from us, you will need to "confirm" that you want to accept by following the instructions provided in your offer email - by the deadline.
- This includes accepting the terms of the Contract and making the non-refundable confirmation payment.
Step 4: Select your room (option for Fall housing)
- If you successfully confirm your housing offer before the room selection period in June for Fall housing, and are eligible to choose your own room, this step will open up on your application.
- Room Selection is not available for the Spring and Summer terms.