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 2019  
June 1 $500 confirmation deposit due - Returning residence students
June 6 Online photo submission for DalCard begins
June 30 Last day for new from high-school students to apply and be guaranteed a room in residence
July 2019  
July 15 Order your books online and have them delivered to your residence on Move-in Day through Books in Res
July 15 Order dorm essentials and have them delivered to your residence on Move-in Day
July 15 Before You Arrive online module available through Dal Online in your Residence Application
August 2019  
August 21 Last for international students to submit a photo online for their DalCard
August 26 Last day for domestic students to submit a photo online for their DalCard
August 29 Books in Res and Dorm Essentials orders close
August 29 - 30 Early baggage drop-off between 10am and 3pm (Halifax campus only)
August 31 Move-in day for new students. First meal available through a meal plan is supper.
September 2019  
August 31 to September 9 Howe Hall, Shirreff Hall, Risley Hall, Gerard Hall, and Mini-Residence houses will be substance-free for the duration of the 2019 Orientation Week. Students and their guests are not permitted to consume or be in possession of all substances described in the residence code of conduct within those residence buildings during that time.
September 2 Move-in day for returning students
September 3 Fall term classes begin
September 18 Fall term fees are due
September 18
Last day for decreasing meal plans for the fall term. Meal plans can be increased at any time. To make a change, contact the Residence Office.
November 2019  
November 11-15
Fall Study Break - no classes (University open)
November 11 University closed - Remembrance Day
December 2019  
December 3 Last day to request room changes for the fall term
December 5-13 Exam period - Agricultural Campus
December 14 Residence closes at noon - Agricultural Campus*. Last meal available through a meal plan is breakfast.
December 5-15 Exam period - Halifax Campus
December 16 Residence closes at noon - Halifax Campus*. Last meal available through a 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.

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  
TBD 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 6 Last day to request room changes for the winter term
April 8-22 Exam period - Agricultural Campus
April 23 Residence closes at noon - Agricultural Campus*. Last meal available through the meal plan is breakfast.
April 8-24 Exam period - Halifax Campus 
April 25 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.