What to bring

Before you begin packing, make sure to review all the information provided for you on this page. Find out what you can and cannot bring with you as you move in to SFU Residence and Housing.

Bedding and Storage

  • Bed pillows and case
  • Sheet set
  • Blanket or duvet
  • Hangers
  • Personal trash/recycling bin


  • Adaptors (if applicable)
  • Mobile phone
  • Desk light    
  • Alarm clock
  • Device chargers
  • Fan

Toiletries and Bathroom

  • Towel set
  • Flip flops/shower shoes
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorant/antiperspirant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Handtowels


  • Dishes, cups and utensils
  • Water bottle and travel mug
  • Dish soaps and sponges
  • Trash can/Recycling bin

Things you should not bring to SFU Residence and Housing


  • Personal modems or routers


  • Air conditioner/Cooling fan
  • Fridge or freezer
  • Washer or dryer
  • Oven or stove
  • *Instapot, rice cooker, toaster oven, kettle


  • Firewood or firecrackers
  • Candles or incense


  • **No pets are allowed in Residence

Please note: it is the resident's responsibility to be aware of the items they are not allowed to bring to SFU Residence and Housing. Please refer to the Residence Handbook for more information.

*These are permitted only in suites with their own kitchen.

**For students who require the aid of a service dog, the Residence Office will attempt, in consultation with the student, to make available the most suitable accommodation.