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Parking at Dalhousie

PLEASE NOTE *** Purchase of a general permit does not guarantee a spot. Refunds are available for general parking permits on a pro-rated basis. There are significant changes to parking availability on Sexton campus in the 2016-17 year due to the construction of two new buildings and re-development of several other areas. More information is available here and in this news story.

Dalhousie's Halifax Campuses offers a number of parking options:

Click here for information on the Truro Campus.

*Note - as of March 1, 2016, Dalhousie no longer owns the parking lot behind Fenwick Tower on South Street. Anyone parking there with a Dal parking pass will be ticketed and/or towed/booted. 

Short Term Parking on the Halifax Campus

Coming to Dal for a meeting, one class or just one day? Head to either the LeMarchant Place parking lot on South Street,Studley Campus (number 17 on the map below) or the north end of the Rosina Lot on Sexton Campus (number 1 on the Sexton map further down the page). Both lots are pay and display for a cost of $2 per hour or $16 per day and have been created to address rising short-term parking needs on campus. Parking is free in these lots in all non-reserved spots from 4:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. No overnight parking from 1:30 to 7:30 a.m.

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A note about Sexton Parking in fall 2016

Due to anticipated future development, it is expected that a further 68 spots will become permanently unavailable on Sexton Campus as early as October 2016. The map above has been amended to reflect that change. 


Studley Campus Public Parking

Parking is free at all Dalhousie General Permit lots between 4:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. Parking is also free in the same lots on weekends from 7 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. There is no overnight parking in any of our lots.

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Studley Campus Parking Locations & Times

Public Parking locations and number of parking spaces available (approximate). 
4:30 pm to 1:30 am weekdays and all day weekends. 

Building Number of spots
1. Hancock 109
2. Biology 72
3. Dunn 199
4. Chemistry 36
5. Studley 30
6. McCain Parkade 86 (pay & display)
7. Arts Centre 12
8. Weldon Law 4
9. Robie Lot 25
10. Glengarry 20
11. CSB 218
12. SUB 2
13. Killam Circle 23
14. LeMarchant Place 86 (Pay and Display)
15. Alumni Crescent 109
16. Dalplex 115
17. Shirref Hall 10
18. Steele Ocean Sciences 35


Click here to download the Studley Campus parking map

Studley Campus Evening Parking Map


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Displaying your permit

Permit holders must display a valid permit at all times. Failure to display a valid permit will result in a parking ticket and the vehicle may be towed or immobilized at the owner’s expense

Day Parking Permit

Day passes are intended only for surface lots and excludes all parkades, reserved, handicap, and ride share spots. Please visit our Parking Rates page for more information on parking passes. 

Contact Us

Halifax Campus

Security Services Office
Marion McCain Building, 6135 University Avenue
(902) 494-6400 |  parking@dal.ca

Truro Campus

(902) 893-4190 |  safetyandsecurity@dal.ca