Move in day

Fall 2019 Move in day is happening on August 28, 2019 
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.

When do I move in?

Burnaby Residence

Fall 2019 move in: Wednesday August 28, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. 

Vancouver Residence

Graduate Student: Please refer to your SFU Residence and Housing Contract for your assigned move in date and time.

To check in and get keys for your new home, 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.

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 you will lose your $700 non-refundable confirmation fee. Arrivals after the deadline can be approved with prepayment of your residence fees. 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.


Parking information

For Burnaby residents: Residence main lot is for unloading only. You will not be able to park there. Please park in the residence 800 lot or the Visitor's Parkade. 

For Vancouver residents: Please find street parking close to the CCIC building.