Room Selection

The Fall 2022 term room selection is done through MyPlace@SFU. Selection dates are rolling and outlined below. Once room selection ends no roommate groups or room selection requests can be accommodated as we will be placing all remaining students in available rooms.

*Note: You do not need to participate in room selection. If you do not select a room, a room will be assigned to you.

Due to limited availability, there is no room selection option for Spring terms.

How to select your room

  1. Log into your MyPlace@SFU and select room selection from the top bar or side bar
  2. Choose your building or townhouse block from the options
  3. Choose your floor or specific townhouse from the available options, (you can adjust the filters on the side to narrow your choices)
  4. Assign yourself to a specific room. If you have roommates for your townhouse, you will be able to assign your confirmed roommates at this time

Room selection instructions with screenshots (PDF)

View living spaces and floor plans  

Please note:

  • Room selection is first come-first served
  • Room selection opens at 9 am PST on the dates below
  • Only rooms that are available for room selection or not already selected will show for your selection
  • Only rooms that match your offer type will be available for you to select from
  • Make sure to follow the instructions and make your room selection carefully.  Once you select your room, you will not be able to change your selection

Townhouses: You must have at least one confirmed roommate to participate in room selection. Otherwise, you will be assigned a room. Your roommates must also have confirmed offers for the same type of housing - including specialty areas - to be placed with you.

FALL 2021 room selection dates

Townhouse Current resident in a group of 4 confirmed roommates June 8 - 18
Townhouse New and returning resident as group of 4 confirmed roommates June 11 - 18
All with at least 1 confirmed roommate   June 16 - 21
Towers, McTaggart, Shell House Current resident  June 8 - 15
McTaggart, Shell House New and returning resident   June 15 - 22
North Towers New and returning resident  
June 16 - 22
East / West Towers New and returing resident June 17 - 22
Hamilton Hall , Charles Chang Innovation Centre Current resident June 8 - 15
Hamilton Hall , Charles Chang Innovation Centre New and returning resident June 14 - 22

If you are eligible to select your own room, you may login to the MyPlace@SFU starting at 9 am PST on the dates noted above to select your room. After June 22nd any one who has not room selected will be placed in an available room.

Specialty floors 

*All areas not identified as 'Single Gender' are gender inclusive.

Building Type Location
Shell House (Currently Closed)

Quieter living

Single gender female

Single gender male

Floor 2 (south wing)

Floor 4

Floor 2 (north wing)

McTaggart-Cowan Hall

Single gender female

Single gender male

4401 - 4423

2001 - 2023

East Tower Living Learning Communities rooms Floor 6 & 7
North Towers

Single gender female floor

Single gender male floor

Quieter living

Barbara Rae Floor 7 & 8 and Pauline Jewett Floor 7 & 8

Shadbolt Floor 3

Shadbolt Floor 7,  Barbara Rae Floor 6 and Pauline Jewett Floor 6


Room selection will only be available to students with a confirmed housing offer (i.e. students who have accepted their contract and paid the $700 deposit) by room selection. Students making their confirmation payment after this date will be allocated to an available room after room selection.

Students who do not select their own room during the scheduled dates OR students who confirmed for Residence after the dates above, will have their rooms assigned to them by the Student Occupancy team. If you have any questions, please email