Your Towers community

Welcome first year undergraduate students. Be part of a supportive, lively and active community while you take your journey through self-discovery. Create lasting friendships, explore new passions and be part of a strong-community that focuses on your needs. Our tower residents all have mandatory meal plans to ensure that you always have a meal. The 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 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 gender inclusive, single-gender and quiet living floorsAccessible rooms are also available on each floor. Common areas (i.e., washroom, lounges, laundry) are shared spaces for all residents living in towers.

Each private room includes

  • Standard twin size mattress (38" X 74")
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Chest of 2 drawers
  • Small fridge
  • Small closet
  • Shelving
  • Bulletin board
  • Curtains or blinds
  • Shaw WiFi High-speed Internet (wireless)

Towers shared space

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

A connected community

  • *Dining Hall - 1 to 5 minute walk 
  • Gym - 1 to 5 minute walk 
  • Retail shops (UniverCity) - 10 to 15 minute walk
  • Coffee shops - 5 minute walk

*Dining Hall - All Towers' residents are required to be on a meal plan. The Dining Hall is located next to the Towers.

Towers sample floor plan: room 6011

  • Single-occupancy only (i.e., no roommates, private) 
  • Room size (approximate): 110 Sq. ft.
  • Residence capacity: 727

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