Our approach


We look forward to welcoming you on our campuses this fall

In addition to optimism about the vaccine rollout, Nova Scotia continues to be one of the safest places in North America with regard to the pandemic.

While there are many details still to be worked out, here is the latest information about our plans for welcoming you to campus in the fall:  

Most classes will be in-person this fall

Revised safety plans will now allow us to hold almost all of our classes in person this fall, including our larger classes. We are currently updating our academic timetable to accomplish this safely. The full academic timetable will be available to students in late May ahead of course registration in June. For students who have further questions about how specific courses will operate in their respective programs, Faculties will be in a position to provide more information after the release of the timetable.

Support for international students

We plan to welcome international students to our campuses, and those who have not been vaccinated prior to arriving in Canada will be able to be vaccinated here in Nova Scotia. Our International Centre will continue to support international students in making their way through the immigration process, appreciating the unique challenges many are facing at this time.

Increased residence capacity

Residences and dining halls will be open at a much greater capacity than they were this year. We hope to provide more details to students who have applied to residence for the upcoming year by May 1.

Return of on-campus services and activity

Student services and student life will return to on-campus activity to a much greater extent, including on-campus events, food services, libraries, study spaces and fitness facilities.

Keeping safety as our focus

All of this will be accomplished safely, in full alignment with Public Health requirements and Dalhousie’s health and safety protocols, which we will be sharing soon. Among the measures you can likely expect in the fall are:

  • masks continuing in many settings until such time that Public Health relaxes this restriction
  • guidelines for entering and exiting buildings and classrooms to minimize risks
  • conducting self-assessments for COVID-19 symptoms prior to coming to campus
  • contact tracing measures
  • frequent hand washing
  • continued regular cleaning of campus spaces

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