- Housing options
- The Towers
- East/West Towers
- Shell House
- McTaggart-Cowan Hall
- The Townhouses
- Hamilton Hall
- Charles Chang Innovation Centre
- Living Learning Communities
- Off-Campus Housing
- Residence Tours
- Housing Comparison
- 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
- Residence Community Student Engagement Fund
- 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.
Fall 2021 Move-In Day Begins September 4, 2021 - By Appointment Only
Early Move In
Early move in requests must be done prior to the deadline date below and must be done by filling out the form via the below link with all instructions and steps completed.
- Deadline: Sunday, August 1, 2021
- Early move in application (PDF)
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 plans. Includes important COVID-19 addendums.
Check your SFU email
Your move in newsletters will start showing up in your email inbox 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.
Update your mailing list
Before you arrive, make sure you've updated your family and friends with your new address. The Residence and Housing mail room is located within the main office.
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.
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.
Residence and Housing office
The Residence and Housing office is located 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.
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.
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.
Moving in during COVID-19
Important changes have been made to the move-in process due to COVID-19. It is expected that everyone in residence spaces wear a non-medical mask in all indoor public areas. Disposable masks are available at the front desk for those that do not have them. Social distancing rules in effect - gatherings of 2-4 people must practice appropriate physical distancing as outlined by Health Canada or it will be instructed to end. If you are travelling from outside of Canada, current regulations require you to self-quarantine for 14 days prior to move in day and provide a self-isolation plan. For more information and to help you plan your isolation, visit the International Student Services page.