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Join the Tigers

The Dalhousie Tigers include 14 men's and women's varsity teams competing in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference, including basketball, cross country, hockey, soccer, swimming, track and field and volleyball.

The most decorated school in the AUS, the Tigers have amassed 315 conference championships and 33 U SPORTS top-three finishes. We’ve had more than 315 U SPORTS All-Canadians since 1970 and more than 1400 AUS all-stars since 2000.



Student-Athlete Centred
We live by and for our student-athletes’ success, keeping them at the centre of everything we do.

Team First
We act as a high-performing team that has a sense of family. 

Continuous Improvement
We are committed to getting better every day in all that we do. 

Community Leadership
We are ambassadors of Dalhousie and strive to make our community a better place through active involvement.  


Being a successful student comes first...

The Tigers are succeeding in classroom as well as on the playing field. Since 2000, over 1,900 student-athletes have reached U SPORTS Academic All-Canadian status. That’s one third of our varsity student-athletes each year.

Maintaining the balance between academics and athletics is a key component to success as a varsity student-athlete. The Black & Gold Academic Support Program provides Dalhousie student-athletes with resources to assist them in achieving their academic goals. This is a mandatory program for first year student-athletes and optional for all others. The program includes study skill seminars, study halls, sponsored tutoring, and academic support.

The Dalhousie Experience

Dalhousie University has been one of Canada’s best universities for 200 years. Our students and faculty continue to make a lasting impact across the country and around the world.  Dalhousie blends world-class academic programs with leading-edge research.

With 4,000 courses in over 180 degree programs, Dalhousie offers a wealth of choice, attracting students from around the globe. We have enough programs, classes, majors and minors to ensure that you’ll find the thing that moves you.

Where You’ll Be

Cozy and cultured, lively and laid-back. Dalhousie and the city of Halifax are inseparable. Discover our thriving music and theatre scenes. From farmers markets to food trucks, local fashionistas to hockey heroes, Halifax is a small city that feels big.

AUS & U SPORTS - it's where you play...

As a member of a Dalhousie varsity team, student-athletes compete in the Atlantic University Sport (AUS) conference and nationally via U SPORTS and as such must also abide by conference rules and guidelines.

Athletes get involved...

Dalhousie also has a varsity council as a way for student-athletes to get involved and represent their teams. The council is comprised of two representatives from each varsity team and meets monthly to discuss athletes’ issues, upcoming events, and plan fundraising activities. In the past the varsity council has assisted initiatives such as Special Tigers Day events, the Feed Nova Scotia Food Drive, Operation Christmas Child, and Sport Nova Scotia’s KidSport.

Newcomers welcome...

Full-time Dalhousie students are welcomed to attend open tryouts or prospective Dalhousie student-athletes are encouraged to fill out a prospective recruit form or contact the coach to find out what it takes to become a Tiger!