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Move In Day

Spring 2023 Move - In Begins January 2, 2023

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? move in begins on January 2, 2023

  • 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 housing@sfu.ca
  • Moving into Charles Chang Innovation Centre? 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.

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.

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

DIRECTIONS TO SFU RESIDENCE AND HOUSING

Where do I check in, park and unload?

Burnaby Residents:

Directions: Please visit our Direction page
Check In:
Residence and Housing Main office
Parking: West Mall Visitors Parkade
Please note: No parking allowed on campus roadways, only in identified parking lots with the appropriate permission or decal.
Unloading:
Residents in many of our buildings will find it most convenient to remain parked in the West Mall Parkade and borrow one of our moving carts to unload and move their belongings to their building/room.

Townhouse Residents may temporarily stop along the roadway near their townhouse as long as they are actively unloading their vehicle.  Move the vehicle to the nearest authorized parking lot as soon as unloading is complete to avoid a ticket.

Vancouver Residents:

Directions: Please visit our Direction page
Check In:
Building Main Entrance
Parking: Parking close to the Charles Chang Innovation Centre building
Please note that if your FOB does not open the front door please use the back door to enter 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 all cancellation fees will apply.  If you wish to arrive after move in day, please email housing@sfu.ca to arrange your late arrival.

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)