What you need to know in the Faculty of Computer Science

Read President Saini's latest memo (April 13) on Dalhousie's plan for returning to campus in the fall.

We are looking forward to seeing you back on campus in the fall!

Fall 2021 Return to Campus

  • We continue to prepare to welcome all students – including international students – to campus this fall with most of our classes due to take place in person.
  • Students can view the timetable to get a better sense of which classes are being offered in person and which are being offered online. We appreciate that this will take some planning for many of you, but we truly believe that your learning experience is enriched by in person delivery and interaction. Course registration for the fall term opens on June 5th for graduate students, June 6th for returning undergraduate students, and June 12th for new undergraduate students.
  • If you find yourself in a situation where you cannot get to campus in the fall, you need to reach out to our academic advisors as soon as possible. They can help you establish a plan so that you are able to progress in your program in the fall. Undergraduate students should contact undergrad@cs.dal.ca and graduate students should contact graduate@cs.dal.ca.
  • If you register for a blend of in-person and online course in the fall, we will be providing some space on campus where students will be able to complete online classes. Further information will be provided as we get closer to the start of term.
  • Academic advising during the fall term will take place predominantly online with some opportunities to book in-person appointments.

On Campus Safety

  • Both the Mona Campbell and Goldberg buildings are still closed to public access. Card access for computer science students, faculty and staff to the Goldberg and Mona Campbell buildings is restricted only to those who have been approved to enter through the Return to Campus (RTC) or Return to Research (R2R) committees. If you require emergency access to the building or need to return equipment, you can contact the CS Help Desk at cshelp@cs.dal.ca who will assess your request, assist you if they can, or direct you to the Dalhousie's RTC or R2R committee application processes. You must receive this approval before entering either building.
  • 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. For more information on mask protocol at Dalhousie, please read the university's update from July 29, 2020.

Stay Connected

  • We’re 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. Email cshelp@cs.dal.ca to arrange an appointment. 
  • Ways to connect: We're still actively offering opportunities for students to connect with one another remotely.
    • Download Dal Mobile and join our Faculty of Computer Science community to learn about events and to chat - virtually - with fellow students, staff & profs
    • Our seminar series is back! Check our events calendar for our weekly research and industry showcase seminar activities
    • Our societies are still active and finding unique ways to connect with you this year:
    • ShiftKey Labs is still hosting a full schedule of events for students
  • Research students are still working off-site for now. 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.

Dalhousie Updates

  • Stay up to date with central Dalhousie information and updates related to fall 2021 and COVID-19 through this webpage.