Arriving on campus

Whether you're coming from across the province or across the globe, the first day on campus is an exciting time—not just for students, but for families and friends as well. Below you'll find information to help you plan for your arrival as well as what to expect when you get here.

Getting to campus

Find directions to our Halifax and Truro campuses.

Checking in (residence students)

Find instructions for our Halifax and Truro campus residences.

Getting around campus

To familiarize yourself with all of the buildings on your campus, visit the Campus Maps page. You can also download the DalSAFE app for mobile access. 

ATMs on campus

Halifax: The Dalhousie Student Union Building has three ATMs on its main floor: two RBC and one CIBC. Other ATMs are located around campus and charge a small fee for any card use. All major banks have locations within 15 minutes from all Halifax campuses.

Truro: There is one ATM on campus located on the lower level of Cox Institute. Major banks, including TD, Scotiabank, CIBC, and RBC are all located within 15 minutes from campus.

Settling in (orientation)

After you’ve helped them get settled in their new place, family and friends are encouraged to stay and attend an orientation session to learn all about the many resources available.

Adjusting to university

Starting university, whether from high school, another university, college, another country, or as a mature student can be stressful. New students are adapting to new environments, people, and responsibilities, all while trying to be academically successful. Lean more about supporting your student