In order to align with social distancing best practices, all DalCard locations, including the main DalCard Office on Studley Campus and the Enrolment Services Centres on the Sexton and Agricultural Campuses, are closed to visitors until further notice.

For Residents

While the DalCard office is closed, temporary cards are still available so that you can access your residence. To obtain a temporary card, please go to your front desk and they will issue a temporary card for you.

For Students, Staff and Faculty

While the DalCard office is closed, only temporary cards required for specific reasons, such as building access or access to funds, will be available. These requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Metro Transit is not currently requiring fares, so UPass users do not need replacement UPass stickers to ride the bus.

Please email with your request and a member of the DalCard team will respond as soon as they are able.

When normal DalCard operations resume, full cards will be available. 

Thank you for your understanding.


COVID-19 Service Status Updates

Updated: June 24, 2020



On-Campus Food Retailers

Temporarily closed

Residence Dining Halls

Risley Hall Only, for residents only

Off Campus Retailers

Open, check for special hours


Wickwire Field and the Dalhousie Outdoor Tennis Courts Open. Dalplex reopening August 4, 2020. See the Athletic Facility Reopening Plan for details on changes. 


Wallace McCain and Kellogg Library learning commons are open by appointment for three-hour timeslots for current Dalhousie students, faculty, instructors, and staff. Other services available online. See Dal Libraries site for details. 

Dal Bookstore

Online only with curbside pickup option


Not currently available


Update on Summer U-Pass Program

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Please see Halifax Transit’s coronavirus page for full information about the changes to their service.

If you have any questions regarding UPass, please contact