Get Your DalCard

DalCard is an essential part of campus life

DalCard is your official Dalhousie ID, your library card, a debit card for select goods and services, your dining hall pass, and—for many students on our Halifax campus—your access card for locations around campus, including your residence. Be sure your DalCard is ready when you arrive by submitting your photo and depositing funds online.

Send in your photo so your DalCard will be ready and waiting

More than 10,000 DalCards are produced each September. When you submit your photo ahead of time, we'll have your card waiting for you when you arrive in residence. Upload your DalCard photo now. You will also upload your Government Issued photo ID.

Upload by August 27 to have your card waiting for you in your residence when you arrive.

For 2021/22, uploading your photo online is the only way to submit your photo. 

Pick up your DalCard

If the photo that you submit has been approved, your DalCard will be ready for you to pick up at the following locations:

  • Halifax Campus - the front desk of your residence when you arrive
  • Agricultural Campus - you will receive your DalCard with your keys in your residence

Make a deposit on your DalCard

Money on your DalCard can be used for booksmeals, and even laundry and printing services. And, best of all, every time you use your DalCard at the Bookstore and other participating vendors, you'll get 5% of the value of your purchase back on your card. Learn more at DalCard Explained.

To deposit money on your DalCard, log in and make a deposit online using your credit card.

Note: If you are using Amex, please call us at (902) 494-2334 or toll free at 1-855-376-0330 with your credit card information. 

Parents: You can make a deposit online, too!

Want to help your student buy books or give them some extra money to eat out? You can deposit money directly onto your student's DalCard. It's easy to do. All you need is your student's Dal ID number (B00xxxxxx) and date of birth. Visit Parental Deposit to begin.