Founded in 1818, Dalhousie is one of Canada’s oldest universities, attracting more than 18,200 students from around the world.After the college was founded in 1818, Lord Dalhousie was appointed Governor General of Canada and left Halifax. Without his influence, the institution faltered. The first instruction was not offered until 1838.50 years after its beginning, the college was reorganized.
Dalhousie Vision and Priorities
The Career Information Centre exists to help students move forward in their educational and career planning.
Information Technology Services (ITS) empowers the success of students, faculty and staff through an overall focus on service, advising and consulting. ITS supports university instructional, research and administrative requirements. The department is responsible for all centrally managed computing, networking and telecommunications facilities, including:
Dalhousie has three campuses in the heart of Halifax, close to the city’s major amenities:
The Dalhousie University Libraries serves the needs of students, faculty, and staff by strengthening the university’s learning and research communities with the expertise, spaces, and collections.
Dalhousie Student Health Services is committed to providing quality health care and services to promote and enhance students' good health and well-being. The services are easily accessible and geared toward the unique health needs and concerns of students.
The accommodation styles are as varied and unique as the students who live here. They choose from traditional residences, university-owned apartments, or the newest suite-style residence.
All first-year Dalhousie undergraduate students are guaranteed a place in residence.
Students can choose from traditional dormitory-style residences or non-traditional residence apartments. There are plenty of options.Living on campus gets students closer to the action. They will find it easier to participate in groups and clubs. They will be more available for academic support and resources. And they will make stronger personal connections simply because they see these people every day.
The Langille Athletic Centre is equipped with bikes, stair climbers, ellipticals, treadmills, and rowers in the cardio room. The double gymnasium, racquetball and squash courts are available for rental or free-time use..
Students in the School of Planning have formed organizations to promote a collegial community, represent their common interests, and engage in extra-curricular activities outside of their academic pursuits.