DalSAFE is Dalhousie’s integrated safety messaging system — a common platform for safety and security information.

DalSAFE provides updates on campus safety and also distributes campus alerts (formerly Dal Alerts) for significant campus closures, major campus hazards and other urgent events.

  • Download the DalSAFE app for notifications about safety/security on campus and access to safety services, campus maps, parking and more.
  • Look for DalSAFE campus alerts in your dal.ca email, on the dal.ca website, on Dal’s social media feeds and as push notifications from the DalSafe mobile app.
  • You can also receive DalSAFE campus alerts via SMS text messagesign up to subscribe.


Frequently asked questions

What are the different ways I can receive DalSAFE Campus Alerts?

In the event of significant campus closures, major campus hazards and other urgent events, a campus alert may be sent by:

  • SMS text message — by subscription
  • Campus email
  • Visiting dal.ca or myDal
  • Through app alerts from the DalSAFE mobile app
  • Through Dal’s social accounts: @dalhousieu, @dalsecurity and @dalagriculture on Twitter

Do I need to download the DalSAFE app to receive campus alerts?

No, you can subscribe for campus alerts via SMS text messaging without downloading the app itself, and campus alerts are also shared via email and the dal.ca website. Downloading the DalSAFE app will give you access to a wide variety of safety and security information and services in addition to being able to receive push notifications.

Do I need to subscribe for DalSAFE campus alerts via email?

If you are a faculty, staff or student at Dal, you are automatically signed up to receive campus alerts via email.

In what situations will Dalhousie send campus alerts?

Campus alerts will be used in the event of:

  • significant campus closures (severe weather, major utility outage, etc.)
  • major campus hazards (spill, fire, accident, etc.)
  • other unpredictable events that might impact large groups

If you download the DalSAFE app and turn on push notifications, you will also receive updates around other security and safety events of note.