What you need to know in the Faculty of Computer Science

  • The fall term will take place predominantly online. You will be able to fully participate in your program wherever you are. If you are not in Halifax but can join us in real time you will be able to interact, ask questions during lectures, labs and tutorials, and generally engage with professors and other students. If not, you will be able to access lectures, labs, and tutorials at a time that works for you. Midterms, exams and other assessments may be synchronously but every effort will be made to support students in a flexible way. 
  • You may have seen this recent update regarding planning for the winter 2021 term that indicates that most classes will continue to be delivered online. We are working hard to finalize teaching plans for the winter term and will update you as things progress. Rest assured that whether you are located in Halifax or somewhere else in Canada, we guarantee that you will be able to continue to engage with a full set of classes and social activities with your peers throughout this academic year. 

  • Both the Mona Campbell and Goldberg buildings are closed to public access. When closed, buildings can be accessed through swipe card access. We advise you to practice social distancing and remain off campus where possible.

  • 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.

  • We’re still here to help you!

    • Our undergraduate advising team is on hand to support you via email undergrad@cs.dal.ca. You can also book a 5-minute drop-in online advising session through this form.

    • Our graduate advising team is on hand to support you via email graduate@cs.dal.ca. You can also book a drop-in online advising session through this form.

    • The Learning Centre is available online.

    • If you require technical support, the CS Help Desk is fully staffed and available to support you via:

      • Email at cshelp@cs.dal.ca
      • Face-to-face support once a week on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by appointment only.  Strict COVID-19 sanitary protocols (which include wearing gloves and masks) will need to be adhered to when coming to a face-to-face appointment. If bringing in a device for support - it will be disinfected before it can be assessed.
  • Research students are still working off-site. We encourage you to talk to your supervisor directly about options for working remotely. Graduate students can find further updates through the Faculty of Graduate Studies FAQ's.
  • For students on, or preparing for, a co-op or internship term can rest assured that work terms are continuing. Please continue to communicate with the SITE Co-op Office askcoop@dal.ca.