Residence Buildings

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.

Alcohol-free residences

Please note: Howe Hall, Shirreff Hall, Risley Hall, Gerard Hall, and Mini-Residence houses will be alcohol-free for the duration of the 2019 Orientation Week, until September 9, 2019. Students and their guests are not permitted to consume or be in possession of alcohol within those residence buildings during that time.

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.

Your place is guaranteed

All first-year undergraduate students who are new to Dalhousie from high school are guaranteed a place in residence if you complete the application process in full by the deadline. This process includes ensuring you've paid your Dalhousie admission deposit and then completing a residence application online (please note, there is a $50 residence application fee). While we are pleased to guarantee you a space, we cannot guarantee that you will get the space of your choice. Apply early to improve your chances. Find out how to apply.

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.

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