Housing comparison  

Find your community on campus! Our 9 different residence communities across the Burnaby and Vancouver (grad only) campuses, offers a wide variety of room types, floor plans, learning communities, amenities, and atmospheres. Whether you’re an undergrad, graduate, or eligible for our Family Housing, there’s something for every SFU and FIC student. Regardless of which residence community you live in, you will have an opportunity to make it your own.

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Still not sure what's right for you? Our team of experts are here to assist.


Application tips and tricks

  • Don’t wait until you're admitted to SFU before applying to housing. Demand is high so don’t miss out
  • You don't have to be admitted to SFU or FIC to submit an application
  • Offers are made once you are admitted. Spaces are limited so apply early.

Housing Options

There are 3 types of Housing to choose from each with their own set of rules and requirements.


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

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

Family Housing

Building Name




Maximum # of adults

Maximum # of children

Room Size (Approximate)

Avg Apartment Size (Approximate)




Family Housing Burnaby (East)

Studio style suites (23 units)

Single Graduate students



000 sq. ft.

24-27 m2 / 258 – 290 sq. ft. Private Private Yes
Family Housing Burnaby (East)

1-bedroom apartments (13 units)

1. Graduate students with families

2. Single Graduate students


0 or 1 under the age of 12 months

000 sq. ft.

38-40 m2 / 409–430 sq. ft. Private Private Yes
Family Housing Burnaby (East)

2-bedroom apartments (52 units)

1. Graduate and Undergraduate students with families

2. Single Graduate students (may have designated roommate)


up to 2 under the age of 19 years

000 sq. ft.

47.5–55.5 m2 / 511–597 sq. ft. Private Private Yes

Postdoctoral Fellows

A maximum of two (2) x two (2) -bedroom units in Graduate and Family Housing may be assigned to Postdoctoral Fellows.

Application Process

  • Postdoctoral fellows (PDF) should connect with the VPRI office or designate form the Postdoctoral Association who will be collecting interest and determining priority/wait list.
  • Postdoctoral Association will submit to Residence and Housing an eligible postdoctoral fellow for placement
  • Residence and Housing will communicate with the postdoctoral fellow to submit a housing application through the Housing portal:
  • Postdoctoral fellows should submit application and indicate POSTDOC in lieu of student number

Offer for Housing

  • If an offer can be made, an application fee will be added to the housing application if not already paid
  • The Postdoctoral fellow will accept the Residence Contract and Handbook
  • A nonrefundable confirmation fee is required to accept the offer 
  • All offers have a contract end date of June 30 and all residents may renew their housing for the following contract period by the deadline as outlined in the contract

Please contact Residence and Housing Occupancy: if you have further questions.

Residents of all buildings also have:

check Shared laundry
check Shared WiFi
check Basic furnishing in common spaces only