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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.

Fall 2021 Move-In Day Begins September 4, 2021 - By Appointment Only

Open appointments will show one month prior to move in. You will receive an email to book your appointment along with the steps on how to book it.

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.

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.

READ YOUR RESIDENCE CONTRACT AND HANDBOOK

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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT SFU EMAIL

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.

UPDATE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS

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

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

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.

CONNECT WITH US

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

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

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.

SFU Residence and Housing COVID-19 page