Moving In

Get ready to pack up and move in

Moving in to residence is a mixture of emotions. For many, it will be the first time they'll be moving away from home, which brings both excitment and sadness. We understand. After all, we've been helping students and their families make this important transition for a long time.

Based on our experience, here are a few things you need to know to make your move in easy and worry-free.

Complete the Before You Arrive module

The Before You Arrive online module is an important part of getting ready to move into residence. You'll find information about what to expect in residence, what to bring and to schedule a move-in appointment. Look for an email from the Dal Residence office with a link to your Before You Arrive module.

Only bring the things you'll need

Each residence room comes with standard furniture. Find out what is included, and what you should bring.

Have your textbooks and dorm essentials waiting for you

You can order your textbooks and dorm essentials online and have them available on Move-in Day.

Move-in Day

Move-in Day can be hectic, but don't panic: we've got a plan. Each residence has its own move-in procedure.

Get your DalCard ready to go

Submit your photo online and deposit money onto your card so it will be ready and waiting when you arrive.  

Request overnight parking

Find out about overnight parking and how to request a permit.

Have questions about starting at Dal?

Find the answers to all of your questions on the Information for New Students website, including a checklist, helpful tips, info about life on campus, and more.