Dalhousie University


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Dalhousie University

Room and Board


Application deadline

June 1

Application fee


Educational Resources


Special Collections & University Archives

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 1,441,189 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 6,687 current serial subscriptions.
  • 385,288 microforms.
  • 2,085 Audio/Visual items.
  • 20,609 e-books.

Museums & Art

McCulloch Biology Museum, Medical History Museum of Nova Scotia, Anatomy Museum, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Costume Studies Museum, Planetarium, LIDAR, Aquatron, SLOWPOKE Reactor, Life Science Research Centre including Brain Repair Centre.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing



nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance


math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 77% of housing units are Singles.
  • 17% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 0% of housing units are Triples.
  • 6% of housing units are Apartments.
  • In total, there are 10 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra
  • In total, there are about 250 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Golden Key International Honour Society, Black & Gold Society.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Dalhousie Chaplaincy Office (chaplains from 9 religions), Association for Baha'i Studies at Dalhousie University, Catholic Christian Outreach, Dalhousie Campus Crusade for Christ, Dalhousie Christian Fellowship, Dalhousie Navigators, Dalhousie Sri Chinmoy Meditation Society, Halifax Ismaili Student Association, Jewish Student Association, Latter-Day Saints Student Association, Maritime Muslim Student Association, St. Catherine Society.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black United Student's Association, Dalhousie International Student's Association, Dalhousie Native Student Association, Atlantic Chinese MBA Business Society, Chinese Student and Scholar Association, Dalhousie Model United Nations, DalMount Caribbean Society, English Conversation Group (ESL Club), INDISA (Indian Student Association), Israel Advocacy Committee, Jewish Student Association, Maritime Arab Students Association, Palestine Solidarity Society, Saudi Arabian Student's House in Halifax, Thai Student Association.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Mens and womens varsity teams in hockey, soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross-country, track and field, and swimming. Over 200 clubs and societies - more information at www. dsu. ca, www. athletics. dal. ca, www. dal. ca/music; Dalhousie Student Union, ACE Dalhousie, The Ambush, Best Buddies, Canadian Lawyers Association for International Human Rights, CANFAR, CESR (Society for Corporate Environmental & Social Responsibility), Dalhousie Baseball Club, Dalhousie Bouldering Society, Dalhousie Business Conference, Dalhousie Business Ethics Case Competition, Dalhousie Capoeira Society, Dalhousie Chess Club, Dalhousie Curling Club, Dalhousie Dance Society, Dalhousie Dentistry Recreational Rowing, Dalhousie Golf Club, Dalhousie International Business Society, Dalhousie Judo Club, Dalhousie-King's Sailing Club, Dalhousie-King's Ultimate Frisbee, Dalhousie Magic Society, Dalhousie MBA Games Society, Dalhousie Medical Students for Choice, Dalhousie Model United Nations, Dalhousie Pre-Dental Students Society, Dalhousie Pre-Law Society, Dalhousie Pre-Medical Student Society, Dalhousie Rubella Prevention Society, Dalhousie Stage Society, Dalhousie Story Tellers Society, Dalhousie Student Chapter of ACM, Dalhousie Study Abroad Association, Dalhousie Swing Dance Society, Dalhousie Taekwondo Club, Dalhousie Tea Drinkers Society, Dalhousie University Art of Living Club, Dalhousie University Concrete Canoe Team, Dalhousie University Field Hockey Club, Dalhousie University Liberal Association, Dalhousie Univeristy Rugby Football Club, Dalhousie Wellness Group, Dalhousie Wilderness Medical Society, Dalhousie Wadeng - Wings of Hope, Dalhousie Young New Democrats, Engineers Without Borders, Entrepot Society, Frontier College, Grawood Society, Harvard United Titans Co-Ed Intramural Society, Meal Exchange, Physicians for Global Survival, Pre-Professional Society, Red Cross/Red Crescent Club, Sexton Mini Baja Society, Society for the Advancement of Mental Equality (SAME), Sodales Debating Society, TAZ, War Child Canada at Dalhousie, Waterpolo Association , WWE Underground - Dalhousie Chapter, Each Faculty and Department and Residence House has a Society, DalOUT (The Queer Society), Chorale, Chamber Choir, Chamber Orchestra, University Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Opera Workshop, Jazz Ensemble, Sax Quartets, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Gazette (weekly), Sextant (weekly).


  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Halifax (17)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Halifax (0)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Halifax (0)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


  • School employment is available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.


    • Army ROTC: Not offered
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited, other

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