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Your University ID & Transit pass

DalCard (Student ID)

DalCard is your official student ID card. It also serves as your library card and Dalplex ID. You can put money on your DalCard and use it at select restaurants and food outlets on and off campus, the Dal Bookstores, for printing and photocopying, for access to Dalplex, residences, computer labs and some offices. For more information, visit the DalCard website.

UPass (Transit Pass)

If you're a full time-student, the U-Pass sticker on your DalCard lets you ride Metro Transit buses, ferries, and Community Transit buses from September to April. For more information, visit the UPass website.

Pick up your DalCard

New students
When you arrive on campus, you can pick up your DalCard at the following locations:

  • DalCard Office, 6230 Coburg Rd.
    Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (open Thursday until 7:00 p.m.)
  • Student Service Centre, Sexton Campus, "B" Building
    Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

You must present one piece of government issued photo ID such as a driver's license or passport to pick-up your DalCard. Check the DalCard website, follow them on Facebook or Twitter for the most up to date schedule.

Returning students
If you already have your DalCard, you may pick up your renewal sticker at the DalCard office after you have registered for your classes.

Put money on your DalCard

You (or your family) can put money on your DalCard online by using the online service or you can phone the DalCard Office with your credit card number. You can also put money on your DalCard at the library, bookstore and at most retail locations around campus. If it is your first time depositing funds on your card, you'll need to claim your PIN. This PIN is for your DalCard account only.

Register your DalCard at the library

Your DalCard is also your library card. You’ll need to register your DalCard so you can take out books or access services (e.g. photocopying) when you need them. You can register your DalCard at the circulation desk at any Dalhousie Library.