Building Accessibility  

 

Towers

Shell House

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

Townhouses

Hamilton Hall

Vancouver Graduate Residence

Power Exterior Door (Front Entrance)

Yes Yes Yes No No Yes

Power Interior Door (shared Kitchen, Bathrooms, Etc...)

No No Yes No
No
Yes

Power Interior Door (Bedroom/Suite)

No No Yes No Yes Yes

Wheelchair Accessible Bedroom/Suite

Yes No Yes No Yes Yes

Wheelchair Accessible Washroom

Yes

(some washrooms are accessible)

No Yes No In Suite Only In Suite Only

Wheelchair Accessible Kitchen

No Yes Yes No In Suite Only In Suite Only

Wheelchair Accessible Laundry Facilities

No No Yes No Yes Yes

Wheelchair Accessible Common Area/Lounge

No Yes Yes No Yes Yes

Elevator

Yes No Yes No Yes Yes

Visual (strobe) Alarms

Select Areas Yes Yes Select Areas No Yes

FAQs on accessibility

How do I apply for Residence if I have a special need? 

Students must apply online to live in Residence and must register with SFU's Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) to request special accommodations to meet their needs. While our online residence application does allow you to indicate any medical or accessibility needs, special accommodation requests will ONLY be considered when referred through the CSD.

Are the Residences accessible?

Yes, we do offer accessible accommodation within residence; however not all of our buildings provide the same level of accessibility. Please refer to our accessibility chart or contact resrooms@sfu.ca if you have questions about which buildings can accommodate your particular needs.

Are the wheelchair routes to campus clear and straight forward?

Accessible routes are available even if they are not the most direct routes taken by most pedestrians. An access guide is available online.

Are there special fire alarms to alert hearing-disabled students?

For students who are hearing impaired or hard of hearing, we do have specific residence rooms/buildings which are equipped with strobe light and/or vibrating fire alerts. Please notify resrooms@sfu.ca prior to room selection if you are hearing imaired so that we can ensure your chosen room or residence community is properly equipped.

Are there any rules around guide dogs?

All requests regarding use of a guide dog or any service animal must go through the CSD.  The Residence Office will then attempt, in consultation with the student and the CSD, to make available the most suitable accommodation.

Are there attendant services?

For students who require an attendant, the Residence Office will attempt, in consultation with the CSD, to make available the most suitable accommodation. Please note that students are responsible for arranging their own attendant services. For more information regarding attendant services as well as other services provided to students with disabilities contact The Centre for Students with Disabilities.

Are there people around to help with meals?

Residence does not provide support in residences with kitchens to help with meals. Students with disabilities may wish to sign up for the meal plan, if they feel that is a better option for them.

What other services are available?

For students with chronic health problems who choose to identify themselves, SFU Residence provides a network of support. We work with The Centre for Students with Disabilities and Health and Counselling Services at SFU to provide appropriate resources.