What you need to know
- Dalhousie is operating primarily in a virtual environment, meaning most campus buildings, offices and services are not available in-person at this time. University functions and services are expected to begin a gradual return to in-person operations in a phased approach over the coming months.
- The spring/summer and fall 2020 terms will be predominantly online, with limited exceptions. In-person, on-campus instruction this fall will only be offered in programs where it is required to fulfill industry or field-specific accreditation requirements. As we work with our public health partners and continue to monitor the impact of the pandemic, we will work to share plans for the winter term as soon as we are able to, recognizing the need for our community to be able to plan with certainty past the fall semester.
- Aligned with the Province of Nova Scotia’s directive, Dalhousie University is requiring the use of non-medical masks or face coverings in most indoor common areas on our campuses, effective July 31, 2020. For more information on mask protocol at Dalhousie, please read the university's update from July 29, 2020.
- Before returning to campus or visiting campus in-person, please review our COVID-19 Return to Campus Guidance and Checklists and watch the instructional video on Return to Campus safety and protocols.
- All in-person university events are currently cancelled or postponed. Dalhousie is abiding by provincial guidelines to limit gatherings and, therefore, is not permitting groups to book on-campus events during August. We have not yet made a decision regarding bookings and events in September, and will continue to monitor directives from the provincial government.
- All travelers returning to Nova Scotia are required to self-isolate for 14 days, except for those travelling within the Atlantic bubble (Newfoundland & Labrador, Prince Edward Island or New Brunswick). Please note current restrictions to university travel.
The fall term will be delivered predominantly online with limited numbers of staff and faculty permitted on campus. Learn about what we're doing to ensure safety and continue to deliver a high-quality academic experience.