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DalCard 101 for faculty and staff

Welcome to Dalhousie! Your DalCard is your key to working on campus. You can use your DalCard at a variety of vendors on-campus and off-campus to purchase food and beverages.

You can also use your DalCard to:

Loading your card has never been easier than with our payroll deduction option.

Getting your DalCard

Not all faculty and staff automatically get a DalCard. If you are not automatically entitled to a DalCard but need one for building access, your department can request a Courtesy Access DalCard for you.

Monthly-paid faculty and staff

  • Your DalCard should be requested automatically when your payroll forms are submitted to Human Resources.
  • After your payroll forms have been submitted, wait 3 business days and call the DalCard Office to make sure we have received your information. 
  • Come to the DalCard Office with government-issued photo ID to have your card produced.

Bi-weekly paid

  • On the Payroll Profile form submitted to Human Resources, your department must specifically request Courtesy Access for you.
  • After your payroll forms have been submitted, wait 3 business days and call the DalCard Office to make sure we have received your information. 
  • Come to the DalCard Office with government-issued photo ID to have your card produced.

Building Access with your DalCard

Building access requests cannot be completed in person at the DalCard Office. If you require building access, your department can request this for you by emailing Card Services