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Pre-arrival 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 2023 Move-In Begins January 2, 2023

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

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SFU EMAIL

Read our Residence 101 course

We are so excited to have you live with us this fall. This module will help introduce you to the different things you should expect when living with us.

More information coming soon.

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.

Get Your Student ID

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.

Includes important COVID-19 addendums.
READ YOUR RESIDENCE CONTRACT AND HANDBOOK

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.

DIRECTIONS TO SFU RESIDENCE AND HOUSING

Update your mailing list

Before you arrive, make sure you've updated your family and friends with your new address. 

UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS

Residence and Housing office

The Residence and Housing office is located on the Burnaby campus, below the dining hall. The friendly staff is a great resource of information. Come by if you have a question or just want to say hello.

CONNECT WITH US

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.

LEARN WHAT TO BRING

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.

LEARN ABOUT TENANT INSURANCE

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.

LEARN ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY

Moving in 

  • Schedule your move in appointment time
  • Masks are recommended 
  • If you are travelling from outside of Canada, please review any travel, vaccine, and isolation requirements. For more information and to help you plan your isolation, visit the International Student Services page.

SFU Residence and Housing COVID-19 page