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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 within 30 days of purchase.   


In order to park legally on University property (Halifax campuses or Agricultural Campus), vehicles must either display a valid permit or use a parking meter. To qualify for a parking permit, an applicant must be a Dalhousie University employee or student with a valid Dalhousie ID.


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

Parking is FREE in Truro at the Agricultural Campus but you must have a permit which you can get at the Dal Security Office Security Services at the Dairy Building, 11 River Road.

*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 the LeMarchant Place parking lot on South Street,Studley Campus (number 17 on the map below). The cost is $2 per hour or $16 per day. Parking is free in this lots in all non-reserved spots from 4:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. No overnight parking from 1:30 to 7:00 a.m.

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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

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