Important Dates & Deadlines

Updated July 22, 2022

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.

July 2022  
July 18 Books in Res begins! Have your online order delivered directly to your room. Learn more at bookstore.dal.ca/booksinres
August 2022  
August 1 Halifax/Dartmouth Natal Day, University closed
August 3-14 Exam period
August 26 Deadline to complete your Books in Res order.
August 26 HALIFAX CAMPUS: Early move-in available for international students. By request only.
August 28 Last day for DalCard Online Photo Submission to guarantee cards are ready for pickup in residence. International students: submit your DalCard photo by Aug. 24 to have it ready for when you can move-in.
August 29 TRURO CAMPUS: Early move-in available for international students. By request only.
September 2022  
September 1-3 Move-in period. By appointment only.
September 3 Residence dining halls open at 4:30 p.m. for dinner service
September 5 Labour Day – University closed but residences remain open for students moving in
September 6 Residence Office open
September 6 Classes begin, fall term
September 16

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 2022  
October 10 Thanksgiving Day, University closed
November 2022  
November 7-11 Fall Study Break
(except students in co-op, clinics or internships) - no classes (University open)
November 11 Remembrance Day, University closed
December 2022  
December 7 Last day of classes, fall term
December 9-20 Exam period
December 18 Truro campus residences close at noon for holidays
December 21 Halifax campus residences close at noon for holidays
December 24-31 University closed as of 12 p.m. Dec. 24

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 2023  
January 2 University closed in lieu of New Year's Day holiday
January 8 Residences open
January 9 Classes begin, winter term
February 2023  
February 4 Munro Day, University closed
February 20 Nova Scotia Heritage Day, University closed
February 20-24 Winter Study Break
April 2023  
April 7 Good Friday, University closed
April 13-25 Exam period
April 22 Residences close at noon (Truro Campus)
April 26 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 2023  
TBD Room guarantee deadline for new direct-from-high-school students.
May 22 Victoria Day, University closed
June 2023  
TBD
$500 room deposit due from returning residence students who applied prior to March deadline.