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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 2017  
June 1 $500 confirmation deposit due - Returning residence students
June 30 Last day for new-to-Dalhousie students to apply and be guaranteed a room in residence
July 2017  
July 6 - August 25 Submit online photo for DalCard
July 10 - August 30
Order your books online and have them delivered to your residence on Move-in day
July 10 - August 30 Order dorm goods and have them delivered to your residence on Move-in day
August 2017  
August 31 - September 1 Early baggage drop-off between 10am and 3pm (Halifax campus only)
September 2017  
September 2
Move-in day for new students. First meal available through a meal plan is supper.
September 4 Move-in day for returning students
September 5 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 2017  
November 6-10
Fall Study Break - no classes (University open)
November 13 University closed in lieu of Remembrance Day
December 2017  
December 6 Last day to request room changes for the fall term
December 7-14 Exam period - Agricultural Campus
December 15 Residence closes at noon - Agricultural Campus*. Last meal available through a meal plan is breakfast.
December 7-17 Exam period - Halifax Campus
December 18 Residence closes at noon - Halifax Campus*. Last meal available through a meal plan is breakfast.
January 2018  
January 7 Residence re-opens for all students. First meal available through the meal plan is supper.
January 8
First day of classes
January 19 Winter term fees due
January 19 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 2018  
February 2 Munro Day - University closed
February 19-23 Winter study break - no classes (University open)
March 2018  
March 5
Deadline to re-apply for residence for
students who want to keep their room,
or move to another residence of their
choice
April 2018  
April 11 Last day to request room changes for the winter term
April TBA Exam period - Agricultural Campus
April TBA Residence closes at noon - Agricultural Campus*. Last meal available through the meal plan is breakfast.
April 12-26 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.