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Changing Rooms

Request a room change over the summer

To request a room transfer before you move into residence, please complete the following steps:

1. Log into DalOnline
2. Select Web for Students
3. Select Residence Application
4. Click continue to go to the Residence Hub Page
5. Accept your current offer
6. Select “Access Your Requests under the current year
7. Select “Request a Room Transfer”
8.Complete the room transfer request form:

  • Preferences: You can enter up to 2 preferences. You must include building, room type and noise level in your request. You can also specify house or floor you'd like. If you do not have a specific house or floor in mind, then select "all." You may also enter a specific room number, but this is not required.
  • Move Date: If you are requesting a transfer before arrival, then select "as soon as possible.
  • Reason for Transfer: Select a reason for the transfer request. 
  • Roommates: You may enter the name of a roommate that you would like to live with, or close to, if you'll be living in a single room.
  • Additional Information: You may provide additional information for us to consider when processing your room transfer request
  • Terms & Conditions: You must read and agree to the terms listed.

Once you have submitted your request, a confirmation email will be sent to your Dal email. You will be notified by email when your request has been processed. You can review your submitted requests at any time.

If you would like to change your room transfer request, please contact the Residence Office.

Changing rooms during the school year

There is normally a settling-in period in residence, so transfers are not allowed during the first two weeks of term. There is a $25 Room Change Fee associated with all room transfers that occur during the school year.

You should start by speaking with your Residence Assistant or your Residence Life Don if you're having trouble getting along with a roommate or neighbour.

To request a room transfer during the school year, please complete the following steps:

1. Log into DalOnline
2. Select Web for Students
3. Select Residence Application
4. Click continue to go to the Residence Hub Page
5 .Select “Access Your Requests" under the current year
6. Select “Request a Room Transfer”
7.Complete the room transfer request form:

  • Preferences: You can enter up to 2 preferences. You must include building, room type and noise level in your request. You can also specify house or floor you'd like. If you do not have a specific house or floor in mind, then select "all." You may also enter a specific room number, but this is not required.
  • Move Date: Select the date for when you wish to move.   
  • Reason for Transfer: Select a reason for the transfer request. 
  • Roommates: You may enter the name of a roommate that you would like to live with, or close to, if you'll be living in a single room.    
  • Additional Information: You may provide additional information for us to consider when processing your room transfer request  
  • Terms & Conditions: You must read and agree to the terms listed.
  • Submit Request    

Once you have submitted your request, a confirmation email will be sent to your Dal email. You will be notified by email when your request has been processed. You can review your submitted requests at any time.

If you would like to change your room transfer request, please contact the Residence Office.

Medical and safety concerns

Priority is given to students with medical and safety concerns. All medical concerns require completion of the “Request for Accommodation” form, which is available through the Advising & Access Services Centre (AASC). All safety concerns should be brought to the attention of the Residence Office. In all instances, transfers are only granted if space permits.

Dal reserves the right to require the last person remaining in a Shared Double room to move to another room, section, and/or building.