Move In Day

Fall 2021 Move-In Day Begins September 4, 2021 - By Appointment Only

Open appointments will show one month prior to move in and can be done via your MyPlace@SFU Housing Portal You will receive an email to book your appointment along with the steps on how to book it.

Everyone’s excited to get to campus, many are feeling all the emotions that surface when arriving, and it’s the first day of your new adventure as an SFU resident. Make sure to read the information provided carefully to ensure the day goes smoothly. We are thrilled that you will be joining our SFU Residence and Housing community.

Please follow all COVID-19 Move In safe practices

  1. We recommend wearing a mask while in communal spaces
  2. Only students arriving in residence are permitted at check in
  3. A maximum of 2 people are allowed to assist you while moving in
  4. Maintain social distancing of 2 meters apart at all times
  5. Have your identification card and emailed barcode ready prior to check in
  6. Please use hand sanitizer before entering check in area

Early Move In

For more information on early move in and how to submit your early move in request, please visit our Pre-Arrival page.


When do I move in?

Move-In Day begins on September 4, 2021, by appointment only

Appointment booking begins 1-month prior to Move in and is done via your MyPlace@SFU Housing Portal. You will receive an email to book your appointment along with the steps on how to book it.

Burnaby and Vancouver Residence

If an appointment time is not available for you as you are arriving outside of move in times, please let us know approximately when you will be arriving by emailing

When you arrive at the airport or close to arriving at the building, call the front desk at 778-782-4201. Our front desk staff will either connect with our on-site community advisors or Harbour Center Security to meet you at the building.

Where do I check in, park and unload on September 4, 2021?

Burnaby Residents:

Check In: Residence Administration Building A1001 (8888 University Drive SFU, Burnaby BC, V5A 1S6)
Parking: Residence Main Parking Lot, or, West Mall Visitor's Parkade

Vancouver Residents: 

Please find street parking close to the Charles Chang Innovation Centre building.

What if I miss the check-in deadline?

If you don't move in by the end of the first day of the SFU term, we will assume you are not arriving and your room will be offered to the next person on the wait list. Your room will be cancelled and all cancellation fees will apply.  If you wish to arrive after move in day, please email to arrange your late arrival.

How do I get to SFU Residence and Housing?

Find out how to get to the SFU Burnaby and Vancouver Campus via public transportation or driving routes.

There will be signs posted in or near the Residence Main Parking Lot as well as the West Mall Visitors Parkade.


Welcome Guide

The Welcome Guide to on campus living at SFU will help you adjust to living on campus and beypnd. Download your Welcome Guide today.

SFU Burnaby Welcome Guide (PDF)

SFU Vancouver Welcome Guide (PDF)