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Return to Residence

We'd love to have you back!

You just loved your residence experience and can't wait to come back next year? You can apply as early as the middle of the fall semester for the next academic year. Simply complete your residence application and submit your $50 application fee.

Apply online at Dal Online: log in, select Web for Students and then choose Residence Application. Please note that there's a $50 application fee, which you can pay through the online application.

Re-admittance is based upon past behaviour, contribution to residence life, the ability to get along with other residents, and academic performance. Please note that a student must be in good academic standing to return to residence.

Can I request my current room for next year?

Yes, but you have to complete your application process by the deadline (March 13).

Returning resident requests are processed before new students are assigned rooms.

What if I want to request a different room?

No problem. As long as the student who already has that room hasn't requested to keep it the following year. You must also complete your application process in full by the deadline.

Other things you should know

  • Summer storage is available for returning residence students but space is limited so contact your front desk (for Halifax campuses) or Residence Life Don (for Truro campus) early.
  • Returning students move in to residence after the new student check-in date. See Important Dates & Deadlines for this year's dates.
  • Residence agreements are for eight months. If you will be on a co-op placement or other university-related absence, contact the Residence Office to learn more about your options.