Join us for an Open House event this fall!

    Experience life as an undergraduate student in our vibrant campus community, through a blend of informative and interactive programming.

    Let us show you how your unique interests and aspirations align with what we have to offer at Dal. You can join one or more events.

    There is no cost to attend, and parents and supporters are welcome. Students will get limited edition swag and be entered to win prizes!

    Watch our highlight reel from last years' events for a sneak peek of what's to come in 2023!

    Students who register for an Open House event by Friday, October 6th will be entered to win a Dal Bookstore gift card!

    Which Open House will you be joining?

    Priority Admissions

    Students who attend the Truro Open House on October 21, 2023 and apply for direct-entry undergraduate admission to a Truro-based program by Monday, October 23, 2023 will receive priority processing from our admissions team. 

    Students who attend the Halifax Open House on November 4, 2023 and apply for direct-entry undergraduate admission to a Halifax-based program by Monday, November 6, 2023 will receive priority processing from our admissions team. 

    Applications received from Canadian and US high school students, as well as transfer applicants and international students (who have completed high school) will be given priority in the review process. 

    Steps required to receive early admission 

    1. Complete your online application for admission* (available starting October 15, 2023). 
    2. Send official transcripts** (high school graduates and transfer applicants only) 
    3. Pay your application fee

    If you have questions about completing your undergraduate application to study at Dalhousie or wish to chat with an advisor, visit the Admissions Advising Lounge on event day.  

    *Open House priority processing is being offered for direct-entry undergraduate programs only and is not available for Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Science (Nursing) applicants.  

    **Current high school students in Canada and the US who received final grades for the 2022-2023 school year can self-report their grades along with unofficial transcripts1 during the early admission period. International high school students who are enrolled in a Canadian curriculum school outside of Canada, an International Baccalaureate (IB) or Advanced Placement (AP) program, or who will be completing their GCE A Levels will be considered for early admission based on self-reported year 11 grades. An unofficial1 version of the year 11 final transcript must be provided. If numerical grades are not available, unofficial transcripts1 can be provided through the application portal.  

    International high school students following other curricula are not able to be assessed for admissions until January 2024.  

    An unofficial transcript can be a scan, digital file, screenshot of a grade portal, or clear photo of your final transcript from year 11. Please be sure to include all pages of the transcript. 

    Event Tips

    Free parking will be available on campus in marked parking lots. In Halifax, our surrounding streets also offer additional parking, and we are conveniently located off of bus routes 1, 10, and 14.

    Stay tuned for your copy of the Open House Event Guide, which will include the event map, schedule, session and activity locations, as well as tips on making the most of your experience on-campus. You'll receive a printed copy at the event, and a digital copy will also be sent in advance.

    Be Social! Make the most of your #DalBound excitement by following us on social media. Meet other students, join the conversation, learn about what it’s like to be a Dal student!

    While learning about Dalhousie, you might also want to explore our neighboring and partner institution, the University of Kings' College. Kings' will be hosting a pathway session during our Open House, and will be holding their own Fall Open House on Saturday, October 28. To learn more, visit their webpage here.
    Questions about Open House?

    Reach out to us!

    Joy Baillie
    Halifax & Virtual Open House Coordinator

    Hillary Bonin
    Truro Open House Coordinator