Room Selection

The room selection process is only available for the fall term. The fall 2019 term room selection is done through MyPlace@SFU and will be open from 9:00 a.m. on June 3 to 11:59 p.m. on June 10. Selection dates are rolling and go in the following order:

  • Current summer term residents
  • Townhouse groups with 4 residents confirmed for fall term housing
  • New and returning residents by building and community areas

*Note: You do not need to participate in room selection. If you do not select a room, a room will be assigned to you.
*Room selection is not available for our LLC communities
as all students must live on the floor where their LLC is located.

How to select your room

  1. Log into your MyPlace@SFU and select room selection from the top options
  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  

View living spaces and floor plans  

Please note:

  • Room selection is first come-first served
  • 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 2019 room selection dates

Building   Resident (current, new) Date
Townhouse   Current resident with 4 confirmed roommates   June 3 starting at 9 a.m. to June 10
Townhouse New and returning resident with 4 confirmed roommates June 4 starting at 9 a.m. to June 10
Current and New resident with at least 1 confirmed roommate   June 5 starting at 9 a.m. to June 10
Towers, McTaggart, Shell House Current resident
(students in LLC will be assigned a room in their area) 
June 3 starting at 9 a.m. to June 10
McTaggart, Shell House New and returning resident   June 5 starting at 9 a.m. to June 10
Towers New and returning resident  
June 6 starting at 9 a.m. to June 10
Hamilton Hall Room selection is not available  Not available 
Charles Chang Innovation Centre Room selection is not available  Not available 

If you are eligible to select your own room, you will need to login to the MyPlace@SFU during the dates & times noted above to select your room.

Specialty floors fall 2019

Building Type Location
Shell House
Quieter living Floor 2 (south wing)
Shell House

Single gender female

Single gender male

Floor 4 

Floor 2 (north wing)

McTaggart Cowan Hall Living Learning Communities rooms
not available for room selection  
Rooms 2001 - 2023
Rooms 2401 - 2425
Rooms 3401 - 3425
Rooms 4401 - 4425
Towers Single gender female floor Barbara Rae floors 7 and 8
Pauline Jewett floors 7 and 8
Towers   Single gender male floor Shadbolt floor 3
Quieter living Shadbolt floor 7
Barbara Rae floor 6
Pauline Jewett floor 6

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

Room selection will only be available to students with a confirmed housing offer (i.e. students who have paid the $700 deposit) by June 1, 2019.  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 Room Assignments Coordinator. If you have any questions, please email