Get Your DalCard

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New Students

  • If you will be on or near campus and require a physical card:
    • Visit our Online Submission page to learn how to upload your photo
    • 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. 
    • Cards are currently available for pickup at our walk-up service windows. After that, they will be available by booking an appointment.
  • If you will not be near campus:
    • 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, you may request one at our walk-up service windows at 6230 Coburg Road.   
  • 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 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
      • Cards are available for pickup at the DalCard office at the walk up service windows. 
    • If you will not be near campus:
      • 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, visit the DalCard office at our walk-up service windows (until the end of January), or make an appointment to pick up a replacement card.

See the update on our homepage for pickup locations and times.