Specialty Floors

SFU Residence and Housing aims to provide a safe and inclusive residence community for all students. In addition to traditional residence buildings, SFU Residence offers a variety of specialty housing options that can meet your needs. Choose from gender inclusive, single-gender and quiet living floors.

Choosing your building preference

*All areas not identified as 'Single Gender' are gender inclusive.

Building Type Location
Shell House 

Quieter living

Single gender female

Single gender male

Floor 2 (south wing)

Floor 4

Floor 2 (north wing)

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

Single gender female

Single gender male

4401 - 4423

2001 - 2023

East Tower Living Learning Communities rooms Floor 6 & 7
North Towers

Single gender female floor

Single gender male floor

Quieter living

Barbara Rae Floor 7 & 8 and Pauline Jewett Floor 7 & 8

Shadbolt Floor 3

Shadbolt Floor 7,  Barbara Rae Floor 6 and Pauline Jewett Floor 6


Please note that all students are able to request to live on specialty floors. However, it is based on availability and may not be guaranteed. If you have any questions, please email