Quality of Life on Campus
You'll thrive here—intellectually, socially, physically
Dalhousie offers an energetic campus with many events, activities and groups. Surrounded by a primarily residential area, the university rests in the heart of the Halifax, close to nearly all of the city’s major amenities. Students benefit from a comprehensive range of student services, on-campus health services, and athletics and recreation.
A day in the life of a student
What are the Residence rooms like? Is the food any good? What will my classes be like? One student shares her experience.
Living in residence
Nothing is quite as convenient as living right here on campus.
- You're close to classes, friends, meeting places and athletic facilities.
- There are plenty of people nearby to help you adjust to university, and succeed in school.
- Your meals are prepared for you.
- Internet, cable and local phone are included—no monthly bills to worry about.
- Some of your neighbours may become lifelong friends.
Dalhousie offers a variety of residence options to suit your needs.
Get involved—meet new people!
Whether you live on- or off-campus, student clubs and societies make it easy to meet people. Check out our sea kayaking club, take up swing dancing, become a writer for our student newspaper, The Gazette, or join our award-winning campus radio station CKDU. With over 250 clubs and societies to choose from, there’s something for everyone!
Dalhousie Student Union
The DSU is your student union and your voice on campus, in the HRM and Nova Scotia. The DSU actively represent, support and assist the diverse interests of all Dalhousie students. The DSU also provides services such as Campus Copy (our student copy and print center), The Grawood and T-Room (student bar/lounges), Food Services, part-time jobs and more. Refer to the DSU website for more information.