Move‑in Day

Learn about the procedure for moving in to your residence

One of the most exciting parts of arriving at Dal is moving into your residence. For many of you, this will be the first time you'll be seeing your new living space. 

Move-in Instructions: Fall 2023

Most of our residences have their own unique move-in process. Download yours and take them with you to make your move in easy and stress-free!

General Instructions

  • Move in is by appointment only and will be conducted between Thursday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 2. Check you Dal email for your invitation to complete your Before You Arrive module and to schedule your move-in time.
  • If you are unable to check in on your designated date, please contact the Residence Office.
  • A driver must remain with your vehicle while it is being unloaded.
  • Please do not leave your vehicle running. Exhaust fumes will build up quickly.
  • Read Rules & Responsibilities before arriving.
  • The first meal available in the dining halls will be on Thursday, Aug. 31, at dinner (starting at 4:30 p.m.)

International Students

  • Early move-in for international students will be available starting on Friday, Aug. 25.
  • This must be requested via the Residence Application hub, on the Early Arrival Requests page.
  • International students who submitted their DalCard photo prior to Wednesday, Aug. 23 will have their card waiting for them at their residence front desk. Those who submitted their photo after this date will need to pick up their card at the DalCard Office at 6230 Coburg Road.