Important Dates & Deadlines
Updated May 2023
Check here for the dates and deadlines that are important to residence life.
For academic dates and other information, go to the Dalhousie Undergraduate Calendar website.
Important: Leaving Residence
At the end of the Fall and Winter terms, you are required to leave residence 24 hours after you've completed your final exam. This is to ensure a quiet and productive study environment for those still writing exams. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements.
|Books in Res begins! Have your online order delivered directly to your room. Learn more at bookstore.dal.ca/booksinres
|Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day, University closed
|Deadline to complete your Books in Res order.
|HALIFAX CAMPUS: Early move-in available for international students. By request only.
|Last day for DalCard Online Photo Submission to guarantee cards are ready for pickup in residence. International students: submit your DalCard photo by Aug. 24 to have it ready for when you can move-in.
|TRURO CAMPUS: Early move-in available for international students. By request only.
|Move-in Day. By appointment only.
|Dining Hall opens at 4:30 pm
|Labour Day – University closed but residences remain open for students moving in
|Residence Office open
|Classes begin, fall term
Residence fees due for fall term
For a complete list of important dates and deadlines related to your finances and academics, please consult the university's official Important Dates calendar.
|National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, University closed
|Thanksgiving Day, University closed
|Fall Study Break
(except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
University closed in lieu of Remembrance day
|Last day of classes, fall term
|Truro campus residences close at noon for holidays
|University closed as of 12 p.m. Dec. 22
Important: End-of-Term Residence Closures
All residence buildings close immediately after exams in December and April. Please pay particular attention to dates for residence closure at the end of term and make your travel plans AFTER you know your own exam schedule.
|University closed in lieu of New Year's Day holiday
|Classes begin, winter term
|Residence fees due
|Munro Day, University closed
|Nova Scotia Heritage Day, University closed
|Winter Study Break
|Good Friday, University closed
|Residences close at noon (Truro Campus)
|Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)