North Towers

Welcome first year undergraduate students. Be part of a supportive, lively and active community. Create lasting friendships, explore new passions and be part of a strong-community that focuses on your needs. Our North Tower residents all have required meal plans to ensure that you always have a meal. North Towers is a traditional-style, private single room residence for undergraduate students that is comprised of three buildings - Shadbolt, Barbara Rae and Pauline Jewett. Explore what the north towers community has to offer.

Take Your First Step

As an undergrad living in residences at SFU for the first time, you might even become best friends with someone taking the same class as you. Each room is single-occupancy only (i.e., no roommates, private) which means that you won't have to share your room with anybody. We offer primarily gender inclusive floors with some single-gender floor optionsAccessible rooms are also available on each floor. Common areas (i.e., washroom, lounges, laundry) are shared spaces for all residents living in towers.

Minutes away from everything

  • Dining Commons* - 1 to 5 minute walk
  • Gym -1 to 5 minute walk
  • Retail (UniverCity) - 10 minute walk
  • Coffee shops - 5 minute walk
  • Library - 5 minute walk
  • Class - 5 - 10 minute walk
  • Trails - 1 - 10 minute walk
  • Late night study sessions

* All North Towers' residents are required to be on a meal plan
** Bookshelf and closet dimensions may differ in different room layouts

Each private room includes

All Measurements: Width x Length x Height
  • Single bed and mattress (39" x 78")
  • Desk (85.5" x 24.5") + chair
  • Shelving with 4 shelves (42" x 10" per shelf x 8")
  • Shaw WiFi High-speed Internet (wireless)
  • Chest of 2 drawers (32" x 24" x 32") 
  • 2 drawer storage under bed (79" x 17")
  • Compact Fridge with Chiller compartment  (21"D x 20"L x 32" H approximately 3.3 cu.ft)
  • Small closet with hanging rod (no hangers) (56”L x 26" D)
  • Bulletin board (69" x 35")
  • Full length mirror (48" x 24")
  • Blinds
  • Internet:Shaw Wifi High-Speed and ethernet connections

North Towers shared space

  • Shared lounges (TV, microwave, sink, table, chairs)
  • Laundry room
  • Elevator
  • No kitchen 

Quick Facts

  • 3 Buildings: Shadbolt (7 floors), Barbara Rae (8 floors), Pauline Jewitt (7 floors)
  • Single-occupancy only (i.e., no roommates, private)
  • Room Size (approximate): 10.97 m 118 sq ft
  • Residence capacity: 741