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 2018  
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
July 2018  
July 16  
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 2018  
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)
September 2018  
September 1
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.
November 2018  
November 12-16
Fall Study Break - no classes (University open)
November 12 University closed in lieu of Remembrance Day
December 2018  
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 2019  
January 6 Residence re-opens for all students. First meal available through the meal plan is supper.
January 7
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 2019  
February 1 Munro Day - University closed
February 18-22 Winter study break - no classes (University open)
March 2019  
March TBD Deadline to re-apply for residence for
students who want to keep their room,
or move to another residence of their
choice
April 2019  
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.