New to university life? Then residence living is perfect for you. We guarantee accommodation for every new student. Our safe, comfortable student housing provides a convenient "home away from home". Traditional on-campus residence living is available in all male, all female, and co-ed designations. A standard residence offers single and double rooms, dining rooms, lounges, television rooms, study areas, canteen, and computer rooms. Students wishing to live in residence can only apply once admitted to the University. Academic acceptance by the University does not guarantee admission to University housing or provision of off-campus accommodation.
The University also operates non-traditional residences in residence and graduate houses, and apartments. Off-campus housing is available in a 33 storey University owned apartment complex.
Open House is held in the fall of each year. This year it was held on October 20 where we hosted 1,000 students on our campus.
Come for a day. Stay for a degree.
Come and visit us for the day.
To get the best feel for Dalhousie, arrange a visit with a current student as your guide. Tour the campus, meet a coach, attend a class, eat at a dining hall, and chat with professors and students. You can also meet with an academic advisor.
In May and June, student/parent information sessions are held in many urban centres. The Returning to Learning program is an orientation for mature students. Through the Student Services Office, faculty members are readily available for individual advice to students throughout their first year and subsequent studies. An Advising Fair in January helps students select a major/honours program.
The Dalhousie Career Portfolio has been developed to enhance the University's undergrad Liberal Arts and Science programs, enabling students to optimize career preparation opportunities.
Athletics (F/M), Badminton (F/M), Baseball (F/M), Basketball (F/M), Boxing (F/M), Broomball (F/M), Cross Country Running (F/M), Curling (F/M), Cycling (F/M), Diving (F/M), Dragon Boat Racing (F/M), Fencing (F/M), Flag Football (F/M), Foosball (F/M), Freestyle Skiing (F/M), Golf (F/M), Hockey (F/M), Ice Hockey (F/M), Kayaking (F/M), Lacrosse (F/M), Racketball (F/M), Rowing (F/M), Rugby (F/M), Running (F/M), Sailing (F/M), Soccer (F/M), Softball (F/M), Squash (F/M), Swimming (F/M), Table Tennis (F/M), Tennis (F/M), Ultimate Frisbee (F/M), Volleyball (F/M), Wall Climbing (F/M), Water Polo (F/M), Weightlifting (F/M), Wrestling (F/M)
Athletics (F/M), Baseball (F/M), Basketball (F/M), Boxing (F/M), Cross Country Running (F/M), Cycling (M), Diving (F/M), Hockey (F/M), Ice Hockey (F/M), Rowing (F/M), Rugby (F/M), Running (F/M), Soccer (F/M), Swimming (F/M), Volleyball (F/M)
Campus services include an athletic centre with pool, rink, and artificial playing field. Baseball, Badminton, Basketball, Curling, Fencing, Figure Skating, Fitness Testing, Golf, Ice Hockey, Judo, Kayaking, Swimming, Racquetball, Rowing, Rugby, Running, Scuba, Squash, Tennis, Water Polo, and Weightlifting are offered.
Over 100 clubs and societies are offered at Dalhousie including Aboriginal Law Society, Atlantic Provincial Jewish Students' Federation, Black Canadian Students' Association, Caribbean Society, Cheerleading, Chess, Christian Fellowship, Radio Station, Dance, Newspaper, French Society, German Club, Investment Society, Science Fiction, Music, Debating, Squash, Tai Chi, Theatre, Women's Society, and Yoga.
Computer labs containing over 400 machines are located across campus in over twenty locations. University residences are all wired for Internet access. Printers are available free of charge in all labs. In most labs, laser printers are available with a fee per page charge. Web browsing, library catalogue access, and online library database searching can be done from computer labs. Course timetables, off-campus housing information, the University calendar, and other materials of use to students are available via the Web. All students are entitled to host computer accounts for e-mail and mounting personal Web pages. Host systems can be accessed from the labs. Dial up access to the Internet may be obtained from University computing and information services or local service providers for a monthly fee. Residence rooms are wired for dial up access to the campus network. A large pool of no charge dial up modems is maintained.
Dalhousie Arts Centre situated in the middle of the campus is the performing arts centre for the city of Halifax. Dalhousie Art Gallery, the Student Union Building, the Grad House (jazz and folk performances), student clubs, and organizations also exist.
Dalhousie has an Advising Centre for students with disabilities (learning and physical). There are international and mature student advisors as well. Services and facilities for special students include Black Student Advising Centre, International Students' Centre, Native Education Counselling Unit, Transition Year program, Advisor to Students with Disabilities, and the Women's Centre.
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Dalhousie co-sponsors an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in international development studies, which draws upon the international development experience of its overseas linkage projects, and extensive faculty international research and teaching networks. Dalhousie currently has over 80 established student exchange programs. Students can study abroad in countries ranging from Germany to Zimbabwe to Fiji through department based agreements with individual universities, the university wide Commonwealth Universities Study Abroad Consortium (CUSAC), or the Nova Scotia New England Exchange Program. A special fund, the Study Work International Fund (SWIF), provides financial assistance for study, work, practicum, or service overseas placements. A resource centre of study and work abroad opportunities is maintained at the Centre for International and Student Exchange Services.
Come for a day. Stay for a degree.
To get the best feel for Dalhousie, arrange a visit with a current student as your guide. Tour the campus, meet a coach, attend a class, eat at a dining hall, and chat with professors and students. You can also meet with an admissions advisor. Set up your tour by calling (902) 494-2587 or sign up on the Web site.
Dalhousie also has a full range of health, counselling, and advisory services, as well as rehearsal rooms for music students. All Dalhousie students have access to career, psychological, and spiritual counselling at the Student Union Building.