Important Advisory

We appreciate your interest in residence at Dalhousie this year. Due to high demand and limited capacity for residence, we are currently managing a waitlist for residence spaces as all our available beds have been allocated to students. You may still apply and request to be added to our waitlist, but please be aware that it is unlikely that a space will become available. You are strongly advised to make alternate arrangements.

To support exploring off campus housing arrangements, please visit our Off-Campus Living website or contact Dal's Off-Campus Housing Advisor.

If you have questions about your residence application, email residence@dal.ca.

Find your home away from home

Whether you're a new student applying to one of Dalhousie’s residence halls or you’re looking for assistance with your off-campus apartment search, we can help.

Living in residence

Immerse yourself in the university community by living in residence.

  • You're close to classes, friends, meeting places and athletic facilities.
  • There are plenty of people nearby to help you adjust to university and succeed in school.
  • Your meals are prepared for you.
  • Internet, cable and local phone are included - no monthly bills to worry about.
  • Some of your neighbours will become lifelong friends. 

Traditional Residences

  • Dorm-style
  • At this time, single rooms only are available
  • A meal plan is mandatory for all traditional residences

Non-Traditional Residences

  • Apartment-style
  • Ideal for a more private and independent lifestyle
  • Access to many of the residence support services, programs and facilities
  • Option to purchase a meal plan

Learn more about our traditional and non-traditional residence options in Halifax and Truro.

Residence virtual tour

Check out residence life; where you will be sleeping, eating, studying and spending time with friends. View our Residence Life videos.

For information on residence options, costs and fees, meal plans, or to apply, visit our Residence & Housing website.

Have questions about residence?

Contact the Residence Office with any questions about residence or submitting a residence application. 

Halifax: residence@dal.ca

Truro: resdalac@dal.ca

Off-campus housing

Searching for an apartment can be challenging. The Off-Campus Living office has a number of resources and online services to help you find a place to live or match you with roommates in shared accommodation.

You’ll also find tenancy information, tips and resources to help you plan for your move. Visit the Off-Campus Living website for more information.

Meal plans are available to off-campus students, too.

Learn more about meal plan options for off-campus students living in Halifax or Truro.