Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

One of Canada’s leading universities, Dalhousie is widely recognized for outstanding academic quality and teaching, and a broad range of educational and research opportunities.

Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia since 1818, Dalhousie attracts students from around the world. We inspire students, faculty, staff, and graduates to make significant contributions to our region, Canada, and the world.

Clubs, Societies and Student Leadership

Dalhousie Student Union – The DSU is your student union and your voice on campus in the HRM and Nova Scotia. The DSU actively represent, support and assist the diverse interests of all Dalhousie students. The five executive are overseen by a council comprised of 33 voting members. The executive have each set goals to improve your Dal experience. For more information visit www.dsu.ca. You can also follow the DSU on Twitter.

Clubs and SocietiesTigerSociety is your gateway to over 225 student clubs and societies! Browse the listings, find societies that suit your interests and read up on their activities and objectives. If there’s nothing that catches your eye, start your own!

Campus Events and Entertainment

The Grawood – Located in the Student Union Building, The Grawood is the DSU-run campus bar and restaurant. The Grawood regularly features live bands, trivia on Thursday night and free student society bookings on Friday nights. Check out the events calendar and see what’s on!

Athletics and Recreation

Varsity Sports – Dalhousie University is a member of the Atlantic University Sport conference with over 300 student-athletes, coaches and team staff representing the university in seven sports. A leader in gender equity, Dalhousie has both men’s and women’s teams in basketball, hockey, soccer, swimming, track and field/cross country and volleyball. If you are interested in trying out for a Dalhousie varsity team, visit the website and find out tryout times and locations for each of the Tiger squads.

Show your Spirit and Get in the Game! – Rather show your prowess as a fan? Dalhousie students are admitted free to all Tigers home events with presentation of your student ID at the gate. Check the website for scores, player profiles and more to stay up-to-date on all of your Tigers’ info and bring your friends to the game as there are always plenty of contests, great prizes to be won, licensed areas for students 19 and over, not to mention awesome sports action!

Club Sports – Dalhousie also offers students the opportunity to take part in 17 different sport clubs on campus. With clubs for baseball, badminton, cheerleading, curling, dance, fencing, lacrosse, judo, masters swim, rowing, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, squash, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, ultimate Frisbee and waterpolo, you are certain to find something that you are interested in. Click here for more information on Club Sports offered at Dalhousie.

Intramural Sports – Intramural sports are a great way to escape the stress and strain of daily academic commitments. They’re fun, free, and an excellent way to meet other students who share similar interests. Dal offers a number of intramural sports teams for you to choose from! Click here for more information on Intramural Sports.

Fitness and Recreation – The Dalplex is Dalhousie University’s fitness center. All full-time students have a membership to Dalplex included in their student fees and your DalCard acts as your access pass. Discounted membership rates are offered to part-time Dalhousie students and spouses and children of Dalhousie students. Check in at the Customer Service Centre at Dalplex for more information. Dalplex offers over 35 weekly fitness classes that are included in your membership. Pilates, yoga, swim lessons, climbing programs and first aid classes are just a few of the offerings at Dalplex. Browse through the student Sport, Recreation and Fitness Guide online at www.athletics.dal.ca/getinthegame.

Music, Arts and Theatre

Dalhousie Arts Centre – The Dalhousie Arts Centre is the venue for many music events and theatrical events. Box office and ticket information can be accessed through the Dalhousie Arts Centre website.

Music – Discover Dalhousie’s Department of Music! Become a professional in music, or combine your music studies with programs in science, theatre or information technology. Also, be sure to check out the event calendar for a variety of musical performance open to students and the public throughout the year.

Dalhousie Art Gallery – The Dalhousie Art Gallery is a public art gallery offering a balanced program of travelling and in-house curated exhibitions of both contemporary and historical artworks, and a related program of artists’ presentations, lectures, panel discussions, films and videos, and other special events.

Theatre – In the spirit of true collaboration, students from all five areas of study come together four times a year to present our DalTheatre productions. They have the opportunity to work alongside nationally and internationally known directors and designers to create professional calibre theatre. More information can be found on the Department of Theatre website.


Volunteer OpportunitiesVolunteering is an excellent way to gain valuable experience and enhance transferable skills. Connect with opportunities at Dal’s fall Volunteer Fair, or through a volunteer opportunity posting with the Career Services Centre. You’ll try new things, meet new people, and feel great contributing to a worthy cause.

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