Campus Tours

Tour Options


Standard campus tour

Tours of Studley Campus are 90 minutes and led by a current Dalhousie student. Tours are offered on weekdays at 10:30am and 2:30pm and select Saturdays at noon. Tours are not offered on holidays.

You'll visit key campus locations, including:

  • Classrooms and labs
  • Fitness facilities
  • Residence and dining halls
  • Study and student spaces
  • Support service units 

Weekday tours and select weekend tours are followed by an info session led by an Admissions Advisor, covering a range of topics including: 

  • Academic programs
  • Admissions next steps
  • Entrance awards (scholarships)

You can also customize your tour by checking out the options below.

Following your tour  

Campus is open for you to explore. At the end of your tour, you'll receive a campus map with highlighted points of interest both on and off-campus. You'll also receive an access pass, which includes:

Complimentary meal in dining hall

Lunch or dinner on us in Howe, O’Brien or Shirreff Hall! Use this as an opportunity to experience this key aspect of residence life. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are available. Be sure to advise dining hall staff of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

 

Complimentary day-pass to Dalplex

Experience our athletic facilities for yourself!  Many students balance the demands of their studies with regular workouts, fitness classes, or intramural sports. This pass entitles you to access Dalhousie’s fitness facility, Dalplex, for a workout.

 

Bookstore coupon

Grab some tiger gear! Take a few minutes to visit the Bookstore. You’ll find clothing, gifts, home and dorm goods, and supplies. Present your pass at check-out to receive 10% off Dalhousie-branded merchandise.

 

 

Customize your tour 

If there's something you're keen to see or experience while on campus, be sure to let us know in your booking request. These are our most requested options: 

Class observation

Experience academics at Dalhousie by sitting in on a class. Choose a lecture in a subject that interests you.

 

Connect with an advisor

Students with questions on programs, course selection, and registration are encouraged to request a meeting with a faculty or program advisor.

Appointments for students requiring academic accommodation are encouraged.

Come prepared to lead the conversation with your questions.

 

Meet with an athletics representative

Varsity athletics hopefuls are encouraged to complete a prospective recruit form. On your form, include that you’d like to meet with a team representative during your visit. If you don’t hear back, connect with the Campus Tours team for support.

 
 

Sexton Campus tour - Engineering

Upper-year engineering studies take place on Sexton Campus, a 15-minute walk from our main campus in downtown Halifax. We suggest prospective engineering students tour this campus.

This 45-minute tour is available by request Monday to Friday at 1:00pm.

 
 
 

Carleton Campus tour - Nursing

Nursing studies take place on Carleton campus, located across from our main campus and close to several major hospitals. We suggest prospective Nursing students tour this campus.

This 30-minute tour is available by request Monday to Friday.

 
 
 

Self-guided tours

Unable to join us during one of our tour times? Self-guided tours can be picked up from the Welcome Centre between 8:30am and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday. Alternatively, you can download electronic copies of our self-guided tours for the following campuses:

Group tours

If you're interested in booking a group tour, please email campus.tours@dal.ca. Group tours should be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Special on-campus events

Throughout the year, there are special on-campus events for prospective students like our annual open house and faculty specific preview days. Take a look at our upcoming events!