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 until the end of January. 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 (until the end of January). After this, you will be required to book an appointment.  
  • 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 until the end of January. After that, you will be required to make an appointment to pick up your card.
    • 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.