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 and eligible students:
    • Undergraduate housing: based on our priority housing processes and your application complete date
    • Graduate students 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


  • a waitlist number is generated once residence is tentatively full for the upcoming term
  • new applications are added to the waitlist ongoing and as they become eligible 
  • your wait list number may fluctuate as eligible students who applied before you are admitted and become eligible 

Application dates

Undergraduate and Graduate Application Dates

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