Residence Buildings

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.

More than a learning experience—it's a living experience

Something new or something with history? Closer to classes or closer to downtown? Roommate or room to yourself? You'll find lots to choose from on Dal's Halifax campus.

Substance-free residences

Please note: Additional policies put in place due to COVID-19 mean that our residences will be substance free at least for the month of September. Students will not be permitted to consume or be in possession of alcohol or non-prescribed cannabis within residences during this time. Please see the Appendix to the Residence Code of Conduct for more details.

Traditional Residences

These are popular with undergraduate students and include both single and double (roommate) rooms*. A meal plan is mandatory for all traditional residences. Traditional residences include:

Non-Traditional Residences

These are apartment-style accommodations and offer a more private and independent lifestyle. You'll enjoy many of the advantages of residence life such as support services, access to programs and facilities, and the option to purchase a meal plan. Non-Traditional residences include:

Apply early as space in our non-traditional residences is limited.

Residence Agreements

All students in residence are required to sign an 8-month Residence Agreement (September to April inclusive). This is a contract between the student (or legal guardian if student is under 19 years of age) and the university outlining the regulations and responsibilities of living in residence. See Rules & Responsibilities to learn more.

How much will it cost?

How much will having a roommate save you? What's the difference in cost between the residences? Get the numbers you need to make decisions and start budgeting. See Costs & Fees to learn more.


*Subject to any required COVID-19 response.

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