Apply for Residence

Important: no vacancies on the Halifax campus

Please be advised that all of our residence spaces on the Halifax campus have been allocated and that no additional vacancies are available for the Fall 2022 semester. If you wish, you may still apply and request to be added to our residence waitlist although there are no guarantees that a bed will become available.

To support exploring off campus housing arrangements, please visit our Off-Campus Living website.

If you have questions about your residence application, email

Applying for residence

Choosing residence life at Dalhousie is easy. Just follow the steps below to complete your online Residence Application.

New student room guarantee

If you're a new direct-from-high-school student, be sure to apply to residence by May 15 to be guaranteed a room.

Step #1: Pay $200 admission deposit

You must have been offered full-time admission to Dalhousie before you can apply for residence. If you haven't confirmed your offer of admission by submitting the required $200 admission deposit*, please do this first.

Go to the Admissions Money Matters website to pay online or learn more. (Please allow for 2-3 business days for this to be processed.)

* If registering for a full academic year only.

Step #2: Get a NetID

If you don't have a NetID, you can set one up on the NetID & Password page. On the NetID & Password page, click on the button to activate a NetID.

You will then need to enter your Dal ID number, also known as your Student or Banner number. It is available on your acceptance letter and on the top right corner of your DalCard.

Follow the steps to complete the process. It's simple and will only take a few minutes.

Using your NetID and the password you created, you can then login to Dal Online to apply for a place in residence.

Step#3: Visit Dal Online

You will need to login to Dal Online with your NetID and password. Your NetID provides access to email, MyDal, computer labs, and other services. The NetID is usually two letters from your name, followed by six digits. Example: xy999999

Once you’ve logged in, select the 'Web for Students' link in the menu or click the 'Student' tab, and then follow the links to Residence Application.

Please note, there is a $50 residence application fee payable within the online application.

Step#4: Check your Dal email

Check your Dal email regularly. Residence offers will start being sent out mid-late May and will continue throughout the summer.

Learn more about accepting your room offer.

Need help?

For help with completing your online application, please contact the Residence Office.

If you are having any trouble accessing your NetID or logging into Dal Online, please visit Information Technology Services for additional assistance.