Important Dates & Deadlines
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.
Remember that 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.
|June 1||$500 confirmation deposit due - Returning residence students|
|June 11||Online photo submission for DalCard begins|
|June 30||Last day for new-to-Dalhousie students to apply and be guaranteed a room in residence
||Order your books online and have them delivered to your residence on Move-in day|
|July 16||Order dorm goods and have them delivered to your residence on Move-in day|
|July 16||Before You Arrive online module available through Dal Online in your Residence Application|
|August 27||Last day to submit a photo online for your DalCard|
|August 30 - 31||Early baggage drop-off between 10am and 3pm (Halifax campus only)
||Move-in day for new students. First meal available through a meal plan is supper.|
|September 1 - 10||
Please note: Howe Hall, Shirreff Hall, Risley Hall, Gerard Hall, and Mini-Residence houses will be alcohol-free for the duration of the 2018 Orientation Week, until September 10, 2018. Students and their guests are not permitted to consume or be in possession of alcohol within those residence buildings during that time.
|September 3||Move-in day for returning students
|September 4||Fall term classes begin
|September 18||Fall term fees due|
|September 18||Last day for decreasing your meal plan for the fall term. You can increase it at any time. To make a change, contact the Residence Office.
||Fall Study Break - no classes (University open)|
|November 12||University closed in lieu of Remembrance Day|
|December 4||Last day to request room changes for the fall term
|December 6-14||Exam period - Agricultural Campus
|December 15||Residence closes at noon - Agricultural Campus*. Last meal available through a meal plan is breakfast.
|December 6-16||Exam period - Halifax Campus
|December 17||Residence closes at noon - Halifax Campus*. Last meal available through a meal plan is breakfast.
|January 6||Residence re-opens for all students. First meal available through the meal plan is supper.
||First day of classes
|January 18||Winter term fees due|
|January TBD||Last day for decreasing your meal plan for the winter term. You can increase at any time. To make a change, contact the Residence Office.
|February 1||Munro Day - University closed|
|February 18-22||Winter study break - no classes (University open)|
|March TBD||Deadline to re-apply for residence for
students who want to keep their room,
or move to another residence of their
|April 8||Last day to request room changes for the winter term|
|April 10-24||Exam period - Agricultural Campus|
|April 25||Residence closes at noon - Agricultural Campus*. Last meal available through the meal plan is breakfast.
|April 10-26||Exam period - Halifax Campus|
|April 27||Residence closes at noon - Halifax Campus*. Last meal available through the meal plan is breakfast.
* Please note - students are required to leave their residence 24 hours after their own final exam. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements.