Events for high school

You can learn about us at the many events hosted by Dal throughout the year.

To get a closer look at what life is like in our two undergraduate programs - Bachelor of Applied Computer Science and Bachelor of Computer Science - join us at one of our CS-specific recruitment events. 

We'll give you the opportunity to hear directly from current students, learn a little bit about program options and some of our interactive classes, and learn about the entrance scholarships and academic supports available specifically to our undergraduate computer science students. 


Open House 

Join one of our CS sessions when you attend Open House, Dalhousie's largest event for prospective students.

Hear from students and profs to get an idea of what computer science and applied computer science is all about, learn about how fun and rewarding a degree and career in CS can be, and take part in our interactive mini-sessions:

Women in Tech Day 

This free event is designed to introduce high school students, identifying as female, to the opportunities available in technology. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about our programs, and experience interactive sessions where you will see how technology is transforming the world. The day includes free lunch for all attendees.

  • Want to find out what computer science is all about?
  • Have an interest in computer science and want to have fun for a day?
  • Want to see if computer science at Dal is the right fit for you?
  • Choosing between studying at college or university?
  • Interested in exploring the opportunities available with a computer science degree?

Computer Science Preview Day 

Come discover where you can go with a degree from the university that offers Atlantic Canada's broadest range of academic choice. 

Attend academic sessions, hear from faculty and current students, learn more about program options and participate in experiential activities. Over lunch you'll have the chance to connect with representatives from across campus to get your questions answered.


DalCode is designed to provide a computer programming
challenge for high-school and junior high-school students. The contest
is open to students of younger age as well. In addition to being a
contest for students who already learned programming in class or
independently, it is an educational contest, aimed at helping any
interested students to learn programming through a sequence of exercises
of increasing difficulty.

The students should register early and the first problems for the on-line
phase will be posted in December. The on-site competition will be in
April. For more information, please visit:

North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad (NACLO)

NACLO is a contest in which middle and high-school
students (grades 7 to 12) solve fun computational and linguistic
problems. In solving these puzzles, students learn about the diversity
and consistency of language, while exercising logic and computing skills.
All problems are written and no prior background in linguistics or
computer science is necessary.

The contest is held in January and the students should register early due
to limited capacity. To register and for more information, please visit:

Connect with us!

School visits and presentations

Want us to visit your school or present to your math class? We're happy to bring a student/faculty team to meet you to showcase your options!

Community engagement

We're committed to sharing our expertise within our community. Together, we can help more young students explore the world of technology, and gain some (fun!) exposure to where a degree in computer science could take them.


Email to connect with us.