Housing Eligibility  

Don’t wait until you're admitted to SFU before applying to housing: You don't have to be admitted to SFU or FIC to submit an application. Note that offers are made once you are admitted, but are done based on your date of completed application. Spaces are limited so apply early.

To move in or continue to the following term, you must be an SFU or FIC student:

  • Be admitted or eligible to enroll for the term
  • Maintain full-time enrollment or equivalent for Fall and Spring terms (see Summer Housing Exceptions in the Residence Handbook)
    • Be registered in at least 9 credit hours (3 courses) for the academic term or
    • Be enrolled in a full time graduate program or
    • Be enrolled in a co-op work term or the Back on Track Program
  • Have no overdue fees to SFU or FIC including tuition and residence fees
  • Students with a documented or suspected accessibility need to register with SFU's Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL). CAL will make accommodation requests on behalf of a student with an accepted offer to residence to meet their needs. For more information please visit SFU's Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL)

Check each building for more details

NOTE: If accepted to one of our Living Learning Communities, you will be assigned to that community's building.

Building Type Eligibility and Assignment Policy
Towers: Barbara Rae, Shadbolt, and Pauline Jewett
Traditional single rooms with shared bathrooms and mandatory meal plan Undergraduates: new first year students
Shell House and McTaggart-Cowan Hall Traditional single rooms with
shared kitchen and bathrooms
Undergraduates: new and returning first and second year students
Townhouses Four single rooms with shared kitchen
and living room, and two bathrooms
Undergraduates: new and returning upper year students
Hamilton Hall
Studio style suites Graduates: new and returning students
Charles Chang Innovation Centre: Vancouver Residence
Studio and 2 bedroom apartments
Graduates: new and returning students who can commit to 11 month contract (Shorter contracts will be considered based on availability)