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 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 wait list
  • 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 housing@sfu.ca to enquire about possible space

Application dates

Terms Applications open Offers begin (ongoing)
Fall   October 1 February - August
Spring   August 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 Places4Students as they specialize in providing student housing listings.