SFU Surrey to Get Student Residence
Simon Fraser University has signed an agreement with Surrey Campus Residences Corp. to build a new residence at 103 Avenue and Whalley Ring Road. Surrey Campus Residences Corp. will build and operate the residence according to SFU operating policies.
We’re looking forward to this addition to the campus. Students living in residence add to the vitality and diversity of the university community, says Executive Director Joanne Curry.
Without a student residence, SFU Surrey has primarily focussed efforts on encouraging students from the South Fraser and Greater Vancouver regions to enroll at its new campus.
“The new residence will help us recruit students from outside the Vancouver area, such as other parts of B.C. and Canada, and will also offer local students the opportunity to live away from home while attending the Surrey campus,” says Curry.
The agreement between SFU and Surrey Campus Residences Corp. is the first of its kind for the University. Several other universities have similar residence arrangements.
Residence at Burnaby
At the Burnaby campus SFU owns and operates 1,800 residence units - facilities that are available to SFU students regardless of the campus they call home. The Burnaby Campus is approximately 45 minutes from the Surrey Campus by transit shuttle and SkyTrain, and approximately 30 minutes by car.
A universal transit pass (U-Pass BC) is included in all students' fees which provides them with unlimited access to transit in Metro Vancouver. For students who make use of this pass there is no additional monetary cost associated with commuting from one campus to another. As a result, more students are choosing to stay in residence at the Burnaby campus and enroll in classes at more than one campus.
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