- Why Live In Residence
- Housing Options
- North Towers
- East/West Towers
- Courtyard Residence
- Shell House
- McTaggart-Cowan Hall
- The Townhouses
- Hamilton Hall
- Charles Chang Innovation Centre
- Family Housing
- Housing Comparison + Eligibility
- Residence Tours
- Off-Campus Housing
- Living Learning Communities
- Moving in
- Community hub
- Maintenance and services
- Contracts and handbooks
- Important dates and announcements
- Meal Plan
- Move out
- Room switch
- Room stay
- New residence buildings
- Contact us
- Guest Accommodations
- COVID-19 Information
Find all the information you need before you arrive to SFU Residence and Housing, including: the handbook, what to bring and content insurance.
Spring 2024 Move In: Thursday, January 4, 2024
Please Note: Booking a move in appointment allows us to plan a smooth move in day, reduce crowding and have appropriate resources in place. Residents who fail to book and appointment or arrive outside of their appointment time may be asked to wait until a less crowded timeslot to complete their move in. Appointment bookings will be made available in November-December 2023
Check your SFU email
Information will be sent to your @SFU email including move in newsletters approximately four weeks prior to move in. Keep an eye out for this newsletter as it contains important information that will help make your move in simple and easy.
Read your residence contract and handbook
You’ve signed your contract, but have you read it? What about your Residence and Housing handbook? It contains important information including: community standards, regulations and Meal Memberships.
Update your mailing list
Before you arrive, make sure you've updated your family and friends with your new address.
Get Your Student ID Card
Your student card is required to access your Meal Membership. Arrange for your student ID card to ensure that you can access your Meal Plan right away.
Find out what to bring
There are many things you can bring to Residence, and some stuff you should leave behind! This handy list can help you figure all this out.
Get Tenant Insurance
It is always good to be prepared for an unexpected emergency such as building floods, fires and theft of your personal items. Having Tenant Insurance will give you peace of mind in case something unexpected happens to you and/or your personal belongings.
Getting to residence
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.
Residence and Housing office
The Residence and Housing office is located on the Burnaby campus, on the 2000 level of Courtyard Residence. The friendly staff is a great resource of information. Come by if you have a question or just want to say hello.
Services and amenities
As a resident at SFU, we want to make your life engaging and simple. Feel free to explore and familiarize yourself with everything in your new community.