Information Technology Services (Students)

Set up email, get help with applications and more

As a Faculty of Agriculture student, your online Dalhousie student profile is now available. Your profile will allow you to register for classes, access student services and create your Dalhousie email account.

You will find detailed steps and information below on how to access your new student profile.

Next steps

Find your NetID (requires Dalhousie ID)

Your NetID (and password) will get you access to Dalhousie's online systems, but first you need to activate it:

  1. Go to the NetID & Password page and enter your Dalhousie ID
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions, including the Change Password option
  3. Be sure to write down your NetID and password

Activate DalOnline

DalOnline will replace WebAdvisor in June as your course registration system. It also gives you access to your grades and personal information. Please take the following steps to ensure your information is correct:

  1. Go to DalOnline and select the 'Login' option in the menu
  2. Log in using your NetID and password
  3. Click 'Personal Information' and ensure your program, address and other personal information is accurate

Access your email address

MyDal has replaced GroupWise as your email system. You can gain access by logging in to MyDal using your NetID and password.

Once you have logged into MyDal, your Dalhousie email is ready to use. Your email address takes the form of (e.g.

Did you know there are other ways to gain access to your Dal email? Visit the Office 365 page for instructions on how to setup your email with other clients such as Outlook or Mac Mail.

Personalize your email address

You can create a personalized alias (e.g. for your Dal email by going to the Personalized Email Addresses page and following the on-screen instructions.

Other services

Get your DalCard

DalCard is your official student ID card. You can get your DalCard the week before classes begin, if you have registered for your courses. Please stop by the Enrolment Services Centre (Cox Institute, Room 100) to pick up your card.


A comprehensive career resource, myCareer allows you to browse job and volunteer opportunities, register for programs and career fairs, and grants you access to other career tools.

To access myCareer:

  1. Log in to MyDal
  2. Click 'Services' in the menu
  3. Click 'open myCareer'
  4. Once in the system, access the services by clicking the 'Career & Leadership Development Centre' tab at the top of the page.

Software Applications

Software applications are available for download by students on the Agricultural Campus.

Based on your affiliation with Dalhousie University various software applications will be available for download. Please visit the Software Download area for a full list. You will need to activate your NetID beforehand.


Check back regularly as more information will be coming soon on:

  • Photocopier and printer access
  • File sharing
Need help?

If you're stuck or simply have a question, the team at the Student Help Desk are here to help.

Student Help Desk

Phone: (902) 893.6308
Location: Cox Institute, Room 17
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4:30pm