Student life

Your university experience is about more than just courses. It’s also about the clubs, the organizations, and the friendships and connections you make along the way. While many restrictions will still be in place for spring and summer semester, our goal remains the same as always: help students thrive at Dal in all they choose to do.

Visit Dal Student Life to connect with your community.

Student supports

I am going to be living in residence. Where can I find more information?

Please visit our Residence page for detailed information on health and safety guidelines in residence, room requests, on-campus dining halls and more.

Will there be an on-campus/virtual orientation in the fall?

Yes! There will be both virtual and in-person orientation events to meet the needs of students. Please visit our Orientation website for up-to-date information on events and programming.

I’m not a first year student. Will there be orientation events available for me?

Yes! Orienation and transition programming and Together@Dal programs will be open to both new students and upper-year students who are transtioning onto the Dal campus for the first time.

Will there be on-campus/virtual events for students on campus in the fall?

Event planning for the 2021/2022 academic year is already under way. All in-person events will follow Public Health guidelines for safety. Virtual events will also be planned for those who are not able to attend in person.

Will I have access to supports and services on campus or virtually?

In August, various supports and services will be returning to on-campus services. However, they will all still provide virtual services to those who need it/prefer it. Please visit our Campus Services page for more information (note that information currently provided on that page reflects public health guidance now and will likely change in the coming months).

Will on-campus food services be available in the fall?

Some dining halls will be open for the Fall. We also anticipate some retail food service locations on campus will be open for the fall. More information will be able as we get closer to the start of term. Please visit the Campus Services page for the latest updates.


Together@Dal connects upper-year students with new students to support and encourage their transition to Dalhousie. New students have an opportunity to meet other students in their area of study; engage in fun, interactive sessions with peers and upper-year students; ask questions in a welcoming and respectful space; learn about their first-year classes; and meet some of their professors virtually. Learn more at

Dal Mobile

Dal Mobile is a new student app—a space for students to connect with each other, view events/activities happening across campus, and access university resources. As part of the Together@Dal program, upper-year students will also be accessible via the app to answer questions and connect students to community hubs created by Faculties and student support units. The app is available for download on the AppStore, for iOS and Android.