Get Your DalCard

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New Students

  • If you will be on or near campus this Fall and require a physical card:
    • Submit your photo online via the Online Photo Submission
    • You will also upload your government issued photo ID during this process
    • You will receive more information via your Dal email on picking up your card once you have submitted your photo
    • You must be registered for at least one course at least one business day before we can proceed with printing your card. 
  • If you will not be near campus this Fall:
    • Submit your photo online via the Online Photo Submission
    • You will also upload your government issued photo ID during this process
    • You will be able to access your full DalCard account online, including your photo, NovaNet barcode, transaction history, and account balances.

Returning Students

  • Most students keep the same DalCard from the previous year. You only need a new DalCard this year if you have:
    • Lost your DalCard. A $15 replacement fee will apply.
    • Changed your level of study (e.g. from undergraduate to graduate) or changed campuses (e.g. from Halifax to the Agricultural Campus). 
    • If you require a new card for access to on campus services, please email dalcard@dal.ca
  • Check the UPass Website for updates on the UPass program. 

Faculty and Staff

  • Faculty and staff can get a DalCard once your employment documentation has been processed through Human Resources. Find out more.
  • For new faculty and staff:
    • If you will be on or near campus this Fall and require a physical card:
      • Submit your photo online via the Online Photo Submission
      • You will also upload your government issued photo ID during this process
      • You will receive more information via your Dal email on picking up your card once you have submitted your photo
    • If you will not be near campus this Fall:
      • Submit your photo online via the Online Photo Submission
      • You will also upload your government issued photo ID during this process
      • You will be able to access your full DalCard account online, including your photo, NovaNet barcode, transaction history, and account balances.
  • For returning faculty and staff:
    • You will keep the same DalCard from the previous year. You only need a new DalCard this year if you have lost your DalCard (a $15 replacement fee will apply). If you require a new card for access to on campus services this fall, please email dalcard@dal.ca