Important Dates & Deadlines
Our residence offerings for 2021/22 will be dependent upon any COVID-19 response. Thank you in advance for your understanding during these uncertain times. Your health and safety will always be our top priority. Learn more at our COVID-19 Info page.
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.
|January 5||Residence re-opens for all students. First meal available through the meal plan is supper.
||First day of classes
|January 17||Winter term fees due|
|January 17||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 7||University Closed - Munro Day|
|February 17||University Closed – Nova Scotia Heritage Day|
|February 17-21||Winter study break - no classes (University open)|
|March 9||Deadline to re-apply for residence for
students who want to keep their room,
or move to another residence of their
|April 18||Residence closes at noon - Agricultural Campus*. Last meal available through the meal plan is breakfast|
|April 25||Residence closes at noon - Halifax Campus*. Last meal available through the meal plan is breakfast.|
|May 15||$500 room deposit due from returning residence students who applied prior to Mar. 9 deadline.|
Important: Leaving Residence
* For the benefit of those still writing exams, you are required to leave residence 24 hours after your final exam. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements. (See Academics for the full exam schedule.)
|September 2-5||Move In (Halifax Campus) - by appointment only|
|September 3-5||Move In (Truro Campus) - by appointment only|
|September 6||Residence Office open|
|September 8||Classes begin, fall term|
Residence fees due for fall term
For a complete list of important dates and deadlines related to your finances and academics, please consult the university's official Important Dates calendar.
|October 12||Thanksgiving Day - University closed|
|November 9-13||Fall Study Break
(except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
|November 11||Remembrance Day - University closed|
Important: End-of-Term Residence Closures
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.
|January 1||New Year's Day - University closed|
|January 4||Residences open
|February 5||Munro Day - University closed|
|February 15||Nova Scotia Heritage Day - University closed|
|February 15-19||Winter Study Break|
|March TBA||Deadline to re-apply for residence for students who want to keep their room, or move to another residence of their choice.|
|April 2||Good Friday, University close|
|April TBA||Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)|
|April TBA||Residences close at noon (TruroCampus)|
Other Important Dates & Deadlines
See the Registrar's Office Dates & Deadlines website for admission application deadlines, class add/drop dates, exam periods, study breaks, holidays and other university-wide dates.