Moving In

Get ready to pack up and move in

Moving in to residence is an exciting and busy time. Try not to worry and enjoy the experience. Make your residence move-in even easier by taking care of some things before you arrive.

Complete the Before You Arrive module

The Before You Arrive online module is an important part of getting ready to move into residence. You'll find information about what to expect in residence, what to bring and to schedule a move-in appointment. Look for an email from the Dal Residence office with a link to your Before You Arrive module.

Only bring the things you'll need

Each residence room comes with standard furniture. Find out what is included, and what you should bring.

Have your textbooks and dorm essentials waiting for you

Save time. Avoid the lines. And lighten your load! These are just some of the many benefits of our popular Books in Res program, offered through the Dal Bookstore. It's easy. Just visit the Dal Bookstore, order your textbooks and dorm essentials during the ordering period, and request to have them delivered to your residence at check-out. Learn more about Books in Res.

Move-in Day

Move-in Day can be hectic, but don't panic: we've got a plan to move you safely into your residence. 

Get your DalCard ready to go

Submit your photo online and deposit money onto your card so it will be ready and waiting when you arrive.  

Request overnight parking

Find out about overnight parking and how to request a permit.

Have questions about starting at Dal?

Find the answers to all of your questions on the Information for New Students website, including a checklist, helpful tips, info about life on campus, and more.