Waiting for your offer

After you complete your application

  • When you apply to SFU residences and pay your $50 deposit fee, you are automatically added to the housing queue
  • Offers are made on an ongoing basis to all admitted students: 
    • Undergraduate housing: based on your application complete date with a slight weighted preference for new residents. 
    • Graduate and Family housing: based on your application complete date.
  • Once we have the majority of our spaces accepted, the waitlist will be available on your MyPlace@SFU and you can see your place on the waitlist
  • Throughout the room offering process we continue to send offers when space becomes available to the next eligible student in the application queue
  • Once the term begins we occasionally have rooms that become available. We will contact the waitlist by email to see who may still be interested in housing
  • If you are still looking for housing a few weeks before move in or into the term, please contact us at to enquire about possible space

Application dates

Terms Applications open Offers begin (ongoing)
Fall   October 1 February - August
Spring   December 1 October - December
Summer   October 1
February - April   

Off-campus housing  

If you are unable to secure a housing offer or need to look at alternative, off-campus housing options, we recommend you visit Off-Campus Housing as they specialize in providing student housing listings.