Important Dates & Deadlines

COVID-19 Advisory

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.

Updated Oct. 12, 2021

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.

Important: Leaving Residence

At the end of the Fall and Winter terms, you are required to leave residence 24 hours after you've completed your final exam. This is to ensure a quiet and productive study environment for those still writing exams. Please keep this in mind when making travel arrangements.

September 2021  
September 1-4 Move In (Halifax Campus) - by appointment only
September 2-4 Move In (Truro Campus) - by appointment only
September 4 Residence dining halls open for dinner service
September 7 Residence Office open
September 7 Classes begin, fall term
September 17

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.

September 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, University closed.
October 2021  
October 11 Thanksgiving Day, University closed
November 2021  
November 8-12 Fall Study Break
(except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
November 11 Remembrance Day, University closed
December 2021  
December 9-19 Exam period
December 16 Truro campus residences close at noon for holidays
December 20 Halifax campus residences close at noon for holidays
December 24-31 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 2022  
January 3 University closed in lieu of New Year's Day holiday
January 4 (TBC) Residences open
January 5 Classes begin, Winter term
February 2022  
February 4 Munro Day, University closed
February 21 Nova Scotia Heritage Day, University closed
February 21-25 Winter Study Break
March 2022  
March 7   Deadline to re-apply for residence for students who want to keep their room or move to another residence of their choice.
April 2022  
April 8-26 Exam period
April 15 Good Friday, University closed
April 20 Residences close at noon (Truro Campus)
April 27 Residences close at noon (Halifax Campus)

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.

May 2022  
May 15 Room guarantee deadline for new direct-from-high-school students.
June 2022  
TBD
$500 room deposit due from returning residence students who applied prior to Mar. 7 deadline.
August 2022  
TBD Deadline to complete your Books in Res order.
TBD Last day for DalCard Online Photo Submission to guarantee cards are ready for pickup in residence.