The Road to Dalhousie College

In 2018, we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dalhousie University, but Dalhousie's history is more complicated than it may seem. 1818 marks the year that plans for Dalhousie College were officially approved. However, the college did not open until 1838 and was closed and reopened three times before opening for good in 1863.

Timeline of Dalhousie's history from 1817 to 1863
Drawing of Dalhousie College campus : Barrington Street location