Move Out

If you are moving out, please refer to the information on this page. Utilize the cleaning guides we have created for each building. Make sure to clean your (shared) space, return your key and move out on time to avoid the charges. The Move out instructions apply to all residents living in both the Burnaby and Vancouver residences. 

Fall 2021 move out

Date: December 21, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. Noon (late fees will apply)

Five steps to a successful move out

Update your mailing address

Update your correspondents with your new mailing address. SFU Residence and Housing will not accept mail if you are no longer a resident and will return all mail to sender.

Please Note: Chang Centre Residents can forward their mail via Canada Post.

Report any maintenance issues

Avoid the charges: make sure you fill out the form a few weeks before moving out. Room inspections happen right after move out.

Any maintenance issues with your unit/room must be reported to our Residence Facilities team via a maintenance request through MyPlace@SFU

Clean your (shared) space

Clean your (shared) space to avoid the cleaning charges.

Everyone's Responsibility is to clean their shared spaces including Bathroom, Kitchen, Fridge, Stove and Living Room.

Our maintenance staff will take photographs of any rooms that are left unclean, untidy, or damaged. Refer to the room condition/inventory form you completed when you moved in. Any damage or items needing repair will have been reported on this form and this will be the standard used to assess whether your room is left in the same condition it was received.

Downloadable cleaning checklists:

Remove all garbage + recycle

Clean your (shared) space to avoid the cleaning charges.

Ensure your room and shared space (if living in Townhouses and SFU Residence at the Chang Centre) is free and clear of garbage. Anything left behind could result in a charge to you.

Download the garbage map: Garbage Map (PDF)

Return your key on time

Return your key BEFORE NOON to avoid the late fees or lock change charges.

To respect physical distancing restrictions, please pick up a key envelope outside the Front Desk. Label the envelope with your name and room number and drop off the envelope in the slot located outside the Front Desk doors.

If you are remaining in the same room for the next term, you should not return your key.

Burnaby: Return your key to SFU Residence and Housing office.
Vancouver: Return your key to the drop box located beside the mail boxes in the lobby. 

Avoiding charge

To avoid the charges return your key and clean your (shared) space prior to move out.

Additional things to know

  • A limited number of carts are available for move-out between 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. (The Front Desk closes at 7:30 pm, so carts borrowed at 5:30 pm must be returned by 7:30 pm.)
  •  Upon moving out, there will be no storage available
  •  Burnaby Residents: Parking in fire lanes is not prohibited. Please park in the Residence Parking Main Lot
Type Fee
Lost key/lock change fee $170
Cleaning and damage fees (PDF) $125 average