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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • Family Reunions
  • Leisure Travel
  • Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
  • Youth Parties
  • Youth Retreat/Camps


Located minutes away from local attractions, Dalhousie University offers one-stop event shopping. On-site A/V services, full-service food and beverage, a wide range of meeting space options available and accommodations for up to 2000 – we have everything you need, we’re where you need be.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 2000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 200
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1000
  • Largest Auditorium Seating: 1000
  • Largest Seated Reception: 400
  • Largest Standing Reception: 650
  • Academic Year Largest Group: no


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2000
  • Number of Overnight Rooms: 2000
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
Overnight Room Attributes
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi


Risley Hall
Opened in 2004, Risley Hall is home to 490 students during the academic year. You'll find it behind the Student Union Building on Studley Campus, at the corner of LeMarchant Street and South Street and across the street from LeMarchant Place. Risley Hall features single rooms furnished with a bed, wardrobe and desk. There is also a sink in every room of Risley Hall.
  • 490 Rooms
  • 490 Beds
  • Guest Wifi: Included
LeMarchant Place
Centrally located on the Studley campus, and within a short walk of the Killam library, the Dalplex, and numerous academic buildings, Dal's newest residence can accommodate 326 students in a mix of fully furnished single rooms (with shared adjoining bathrooms) and two, three and four-bedroom suites.
  • 200 Rooms
  • 326 Beds
  • Guest Wifi: Included
Gerard Hall
The 12-storey Gerard Hall is home to 241 students during the academic year. You'll find it in the heart of downtown on Sexton Campus, on Morris Street near Queen Street. Gerard Hall is less than a 15-minute walk to Studley Campus. Gerard Hall features single,and double* (two twin beds) rooms furnished with a bed, bureau and desk for each guest.
  • 150 Rooms
  • 241 Beds
  • Guest Wifi: Included
Howe Hall
During the academic year, 716 students live in the ironstone buildings of Howe Hall. You'll find it centrally located on Studley Campus at Coburg Road and LeMarchant Street. Howe Hall features single and double (two single beds) rooms furnished with a bed, bureau and desk for each guest.
  • 500 Rooms
  • 716 Beds

Featured Amenities

  • A/V Equipment
  • Accessible Facilities
  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Car Charging Station Car Charging Station
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Hosted Bar
  • In-House Catering
  • Kitchen Access
  • Laundry
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Near Water
  • Outdoor Space
  • Overnight Rooms
  • Paid Parking
  • Pool
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating
  • WiFi

Venue Location + Transportation


Room 1024, Risley Hall,
1233 LeMarchant Street, PO Box 15000,
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2


  • BusBus
  • TaxiTaxi
  • UberUber

Nearby Airport

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport - 45 minutes

Nearby International Airport

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport - 45 minutes


  • Onsite Parking: Yes
  • Car Charging Stations: Yes

Things to Know


  • Must Use In-house Catering: No
  • External Catering Allowed: Yes
  • Can Bring in Own Food: yes
  • Cultural Catering Available: Yes
  • Food and Beverage Onsite: Yes


Complimentary wireless Internet available throughout campus.

  • Guest Wi-Fi: Free
  • Onsite Tech Support: Yes
  • Wi-Fi in meeting space: Yes
  • Equipment Available On-Site:
    • LCD Projectors
    • Projector Screen
    • Laptops
    • Microphones

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • Cannabis Industry-Friendly: No
  • Eco Friendly: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No