Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is ranked one of the friendliest cities in the world. Founded in 1818, we're one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 20,000 students from around the world. We make a lasting impact by blendingtransformative academic programswithpioneering researchonCanada’s East Coast. 

Since its founding, the Canadian spirit of community, education and equality has been at the heart of Dalhousie’s history. Today, our campuses and communities in Nova Scotia still reflect these ideals.

As we enter our third century, our bright future continues to echo our proud history. We educate more students and conduct more research than any other university in Atlantic Canada. Our ivy-covered walls stand strong next to modern buildings. And our Halifax and Truro campuses produce some of the world’s most thoughtful and brightest minds.

Join a university where your ambition is fuelled by safe and welcoming communities, an inspiring academic experience and a balanced lifestyle. Shape your university experience just as much as it shapes you. And after you graduate, continue to be part of a community that’s changing the world.


Programs Location
Leisure Studies Halifax
Recreation (BScR-TR) Halifax
Recreation/Management (BScR-TR/BMgt) Halifax


We have three campuses in the heart of Halifax, close to the city’s major amenities. Our Agricultural Campus is located near Truro, Nova Scotia’s hub, connecting the campus and surrounding communities to the rest of Atlantic Canada.

•Halifax campuses

•Agricultural campus

•Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick

Student lifestyle

Communities on Campus

While our diverse and inclusive campuses are welcoming to everyone, you can also find resources and support services tailored to specific communities at Dal.  

  • Black student advising
  • Indigenous student advising
  • LGBTQ2SIA+ support
  • Spiritual connections

Get involved

Whether you're from the other side of the world, across the country, or right here in Nova Scotia, you'll find plenty of things to do on campus and around the city. 

  • Arts & entertainment
  • Athletics & recreation - Halifax
  • Athletics & recreation - Truro
  • Clubs & societies
  • Night-time events (Dal After Dark)
  • Volunteering


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:

  • Gerard HallTemporarily closed for 2021/22 Academic Year
  • Howe Hall
  • LeMarchant Place
  • Mini Res
  • Risley Hall
  • Shirreff Hall

Non-Traditional Residences

Theseare 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:

  • Glengary Apartments
  • Graduate House

Apply early as space in our non-traditional residences is limited.

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. 


Dalhousie University

6299 South Street
B3H 4H6 Halifax Nova Scotia


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