Room Assignments

Who, when and where

Room assignment is a big deal. We know. We spend lots of time and effort considering the preferences of over 250 students and finding the best possible solutions. As you know, requests are managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The sooner you apply, the better chance you have at getting the space of your choice.

When do I find out my room assignment?

The room assignment process for September applicants begins in late May. For January applicants, it begins in early December. Once your room has been assigned, you'll receive a room assignment letter by email to your Dalhousie email account. If you have any questions or concerns after reading your room assignment letter, please feel free to contact Residence.

You might also be wondering...

Can a first year student have a single room?

Yes. The key is to apply early. The sooner you apply, the better your chances of being placed in the residence of your choice—as well as in your preferred room type.

What does "all-gender" mean?

Dalhousie University offers a variety of all-gender and gender-specific residence options. All-gender by section means that although the building may be occupied by people of all genders, floors or sections in the building are gender-specific. All double rooms are occupied by individuals of the same gender.

What do regular and quiet areas mean?

The are two noise levels to choose from in Residence, quiet and regular. In the quiet areas, there are 24 hours per day of quiet hours. Areas with the regular noise level have quiet hours from 10 p.m. - 8 a.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 11 p.m. - 8 a.m. Thursday, and from 1 a.m. - 8 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Please see Rules & Responsibilities for more specific details about quiet hours.

Is there a Transfer List? If so, how does it work?

If you’re not happy with your room or roommate assignment, please let us know and we will add you to our transfer list. We open the transfer list as soon as room offers start going out (late May), and we work with the list all summer long to try to meet transfer requests.