Important Dates & Deadlines

Your Safety Comes First

We're working hard to ensure our community is healthy and safe. Learn more about our safety protocols on 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-August 2020

January 2020  
January 5 Residence re-opens for all students. First meal available through the meal plan is supper.
January 6
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 2020  
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 2020  
March 9 Deadline to re-apply for residence for
students who want to keep their room,
or move to another residence of their
choice
April 2020  
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 2020  
May 15 $500 room deposit due from returning residence students who applied prior to Mar. 9 deadline.
August 2020  
August 17 Deadline to register for self-isolation.
August 22 Earliest day for self-isolation check-in
August 26 Deadline to complete your Books in Res order
August 31              Last day for DalCard Online Photo Submission to guarantee cards are ready for pickup in residence

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-December 2020

September 2020  
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
September 18

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 2020  
October 12 Thanksgiving Day - University closed
November 2020  
November 9-13 Fall Study Break
(except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
November 11 University closed - Remembrance Day
December 2020  
December 20 Halifax campus residences close at noon for holidays
December TBD Truro campus residences close at noon for holidays

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.