Live close to shops, restaurants and classes
The 12-storey Gerard Hall is home to 241 students during the academic year. You'll find it in the heart of downtown on Sexton Campus, on Morris Street near Queen Street. Gerard Hall is less than a 15-minute walk to Studley Campus.
Gerard Hall features single, double (two twin beds) and super single (large single) rooms furnished with a bed, bureau and desk for each student.
What you'll find in Gerard Hall
- first-year, returning & transfer students
- all-gender residence
- single, double & super-single rooms
- shared, all-gender washrooms with private toilet and shower stalls
- regular and quiet noise levels
- 2-minute walk to O'Brien dining hall
Interesting facts about Gerard Hall
Gerard Hall was built in 1967 and was originally used as a residence for nursing students, as it was located directly behind the Halifax Infirmary (hospital). It was named after Sister Catherine Gerard, former administrator of the Halifax Infirmary. Dalhousie has been operating the residence since 2003.
Gerard Hall is home to one ResLife Learning Communitiy (RLLCs): the upper year Engineering RLLC.
There's something for everyone in this residence, including large rooms and wonderful views! All east-facing rooms (from fourth floor and up) have a wonderful view of the Halifax Harbour. We are also located minutes away from the Seaport Farmer’s Market.
Gerard Hall has a number of great events throughout the year, including the annual Dodgeball Tournament, Coffee House, and Super Bowl Fundraiser. Check out Programs & Activites for more informaton about campus-wide events.
The Gerard Hall mascot is the Dragon, and we have a large mural to demonstrate this in the main lounge. The colours are black and red.
Students with accessibility needs should contact the Residence Office for additional information.
If you are new to Dal from high school, be sure to apply to residence by June 30 to be guaranteed a room.