Calling all Alumni-Owned Businesses!

We are proud of the many Dalhousie alumni entrepreneurs that are making their mark around the globe. To help celebrate, showcase, and support alumni-owned businesses, we are building partnerships with several of them to bring exclusive offers to the broader alumni community!

By bringing your business to the Alumni Benefits Program you will receive:

  • Free marketing and exposure of your product/service
  • An active online listing on the alumni website (SEO benefit)
  • Future opportunities for features and alumni news stories
  • Ability to connect with an alumni community of 155,000+

We understand that every business has unique needs and that is why we are committed to free and flexible partnership agreements tailored to you. If you’re a Dal graduate and own a business, get started by reaching out to a member of our team today at We strive to celebrate and recognize our community of amazing alumni entrepreneurs. 

Learn more about our current alumni-owned business benefits partners:
Meet Greg and Paula – Islands’ Villa
Meet Lezlie Oler – In A Box Gifts

Take advantage of discounts and special offers from local, national and international providers on everything from hotels and restaurants to local alumni-owned businesses and more.

Signing up is easy and free!

By joining the Alumni Benefits Program you will gain digital access to all of our savings and perks. We will email the list of discount codes to you.

We are continuously adding new, exciting offers so be sure to check back on our listings below and watch your inbox for our Benefits e-newsletter to stay up to date!

Please note that you must be a Dalhousie graduate in order to take part in this program. Questions? Email to learn more.

We strive to celebrate and recognize our community of amazing alumni entrepreneurs.  Learn more about our current alumni-owned business benefits partners:
Meet Greg and Paula – Islands’ Villa
Meet Lezlie Oler – In A Box Gifts

Benefits Partners

This list is updated periodically as we welcome new benefit partners.


Dalhousie Alumni enjoy an additional 15% off our Best Available Rate!
With an incomparable location overlooking the famous Public Gardens, and steps to Dalhousie University, the Lord Nelson Hotel & Suites has been a beloved downtown Halifax landmark for over 85 years. Relax and indulge in captivating surroundings freshly remodeled with the perfect blend of classic refinement and contemporary style. For additional information, please visit our website at
Dalhousie Alumni enjoy 15% off room rates for our 2022 season!
Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa is as rare and majestic as the setting in which it resides. Beautifully situated overlooking the phenomenal Annapolis Basin and picturesque town of Digby. Our resort offers a refreshing coastal escape for those seeking a quiet retreat to restore spirits, an invigorating setting to perfect your golf swing, a secluded getaway to rekindle romance or an adventure destination to reconnect as a family. For additional information, please visit our website at

Dalhousie Alumni receive 20% off rate of the day at all locations.

No matter the season, Atlantic Canada holds a little something special for everyone. With 7 Rodd hotels and resorts located throughout Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, we invite you to discover why we are the preferred place to stay in Atlantic Canada.

Alumni receive a special rate of $169 for one queen or $199 for two queens year-round at the Alt Hotel Halifax Airport! Alumni are also eligible for a 10% discount at all Alt Hotels and a 10% discount at all Le Germain Hotels
With direct access via an indoor pedestrian walkway to Halifax Stanfield International Airport, the ALT Hotel Halifax Airport provides guests a modern, dynamic hotel with colourful ambiance, ultra comfort and versatile staff. Our 169-room eco-responsible hotel features overnight exterior parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, ultra comfortable mattresses, fitness facility, swimming pool and seven cutting edge meeting rooms totalling 6,000 sq. ft. Located on the main level, our ALTcetera gourmet food and beverage service is available to all travelers on a 24 hour basis. Light, smart and fun by design, ALT Hotel is altogether different. Special rates are also included in Alt St. John’s.

Dalhousie Alumni enjoy 15% off best available rate!

Islands’ Villa has grown into a “must stay” location both locally and abroad. Nestled in a quiet residential setting in Lewisporte, NL, it overlooks Lewisporte’s beautiful harbour and world-class marina. Each suite at Islands’ Villa celebrates one of a collection of islands, found in the vast surrounds of Notre Dame Bay. Depending on which suite you choose, a little of the Islands’ history has been carefully prepared, to enlighten our guests. Our philosophy of service is to exceed expectations in every way possible. We strive to hold true to our roots of hospitality as Newfoundlanders. We sincerely hope that you feel this in your stay with us! Enjoy our luxury suites at affordable price! Experience true Newfoundland hospitality!

Dalhousie Alumni receive 10% off the best available rate.

A truly special hotel experience awaits you here in Nova Scotia’s vibrant capital city. With luxury accommodations, excellent on-site dining and a prime waterfront location, the Halifax Marriott Harbourfront Hotel is an extraordinary destination for both business and leisure travel. Begin your day here in Halifax with a cup of coffee from our Balancing Rock Coffeehouse, or sample innovative local dining at harbourstone sea grill & pour house, our modern restaurant. Those planning events here in Nova Scotia have 21,742 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor space from which to choose. And our convenient downtown location places the best of downtown Halifax well within your reach. For additional information, please visit our website at

Dalhousie Alumni receive a 10-25% discount on Summer Accommodations at Dal.

Planning a trip to Halifax or Truro? Alumni receive a 10-25% discount on summer accommodations at Dal. Summer Accommodations is open from mid-May to mid-August every year. This can be a great option for friends and family visiting as well. Find out more about our summer accommodations and book at
Weddings at Dal – Tie the knot on campus! Dalhousie Event & Conference Services is pleased to provide a discounted wedding package for alumni.


Dalhousie University Alumni Receive 10% off when you show your program enrolment email!

Built on live music and an extensive smokehouse menu, BellyUp BBQ & Grill offers a relaxed atmosphere for meeting friends or enjoying a night out. Ribs, brisket, meatloaf, chicken and wings are slowly smoked in house, and even the mac’ n cheese features smoked cheddar cheese. Thursday nights are for wings, and Thursday through Saturday BellyUp features live music.

Dalhousie University Alumni Receive 10% off when you show your program enrolment email!

Welcome to the Nook and Cranny, with Truro’s largest patio, live entertainment, and 25 beers on tap, including Truro’s own Salty Dog Brewing Company. Offering a wide selection of local craft beer and local producers, with popular dishes like fish tacos, donair sandwich, and fish ‘n’ chips using fresh Atlantic haddock.

Dalhousie University Alumni Receive 10% off gift cards and curb-side pick up orders when you use the discount code Dal10!

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Dalhousie University Alumni Receive 10% off when you show your program enrolment email!

With tall boys, flights, and growlers to go, stop in to Salty Dog Brewing Company to satisfy your beer cravings. Collaborations with local vendors yield unique flavours like Coffee IPA, Rhubarb Wheat and Honey Bee Brew. Blueberry Wheat with local blueberry juice is a perennial favourite. Shop the swag and take home Salty Dog apparel or pint glass.

Dalhousie Alumni enjoy 5% off food and beverage and 15% off merchandise when you show your program enrolment email!
Serpent Brewing brews Belgian-inspired ales in the heart of Spryfield, NS. Being a craft brewery means more than beer to us. We believe in providing a brand, product, and experience that the community can be proud of. We strive for our taproom to be a heartbeat for the area, from live music and comedy events to supporting local causes. We hope that you will join us in bringing a bit more joy and laughter to the world, one pint at a time. For more information, please visit our website at


Dalhousie Alumni receive up to 30% off base rates on Avis rentals, and up to 35% on Budget car rental or Budget truck rental.

Plus, enjoy other money-saving coupon offers such as a free weekend day. For complete terms, visit the websites for Avis car rental or Budget car rental.

Dal Alumni receive 20% off fares in 2022 when making a round-trip with a vehicle (car, SUV, pickup less than 7’ high and 20’ long) with Bay Ferries aboard The CAT.

Save time, fuel, and hours behind the wheel on your next journey from Bar Harbor, Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Enjoy a convenient, three-and-a-half-hour sail aboard The CAT high-speed car ferry. Breathe in fresh salt air from the outdoor seating and viewing area. Keep an eye out for whales and other native marine life. Fuel up with a hot coffee, a snack, or a full hot meal during your voyage. Spend less time driving and more time relaxing with Bay Ferries as you travel between Nova Scotia and Maine.
Offer valid from May 19 – October 10, 2022. Cannot be combined with other offers.

Dalhousie Alumni receive $40 in driving credit on any new membership.
Communauto Atlantic allows members to have car access without the costs and commitments of car ownership. By becoming a member you gain the freedom to hop from point A to point B for quick errands, go for a day trip, or even go for a vacation without worrying about car associated costs. Communauto Atlantic covers the costs of insurance and gas, plus members get great perks including free parking all around Halifax!

Dalhousie Alumni receive 20% off the rack rate at the Halifax Airport
Start and end your trip at Park’N Fly, Canada’s leading airport parking company. With a network that spans coast-to-coast, we currently operate in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, and Halifax. Our goal is to provide our customers with cost-effective parking options while enjoying a park happy experience with every stay.


Dalhousie Alumni can save 25%-50% off select productions – all season long!

With William Shakespeare as its foundation, the Stratford Festival is North America’s destination of choice for classical and contemporary theatre. Learn more about exclusive alumni offers here.

Dalhousie Alumni SAVE an additional $150 per person on ANY Contiki – International trip 7 days or longer. Promo is combinable with all Contiki brochure discounts, but not combinable with other promotional offers.
Contiki is the original travel company for the young, wild and free, we’ve perfected the art of travel for 18-35 year olds. 300 trips spanning 6 continents, more included experiences, accommodation and your transportation is just the start of what you get with us.
We also offer more flexibility through 8 ways to travel, 5 ways to stay and endless free time and options. Because we know you only get one life, one shot. So you better make it count. Travel with no regrets.

Dalhousie Alumni receive 10%-25% off depending on the show.

Broadway Across Canada has been celebrating 20 years of touring Broadway in Canada. By presenting shows like Wicked, Disney’s The Lion King, Mamma Mia! and upcoming Come From Away, Broadway Across Canada has becoming the top promoter for Broadway Musicals coming to Canada.

Health Services

Dalhousie Alumni enjoy up to 20% off
Tranquility Online offers you the ability to tackle your anxiety from the comfort of your own home. Using the gold standard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, the Tranquility program provides self-directed work coupled with individual coaching. This combination allows you the flexibility to work at your own time and pace, the accountability and support of your own coach, and the ability to maintain privacy. Managing your mental health shouldn’t be inaccessible, that’s why we’re giving Dal Alumni 20% off all our services! Start today and get the support you need on your schedule. For additional information, please visit our website at Tranquility Online

Legal Services

All Dal Alumni can now create a FREE legally-binding Will

Dal has partnered with Willfora, a FREE resource to help make creating or updating a will easier than ever for Dal Alumni. Willfora allows you to create a legal will online in 20-minutes or less, at no cost to you.

Creating a will through Willfora gives you:

• A legally-binding will in under 20 minutes from the comfort of your home
• A completely FREE process with unlimited updates throughout your lifetime
• Ability to protect loved ones and assign guardians
• An opportunity to support causes that are important to you

Get started with Willfora.


Show your Dalhousie University Alumni card or enrolment email at checkout and receive 10% OFF your purchase.*

Aerobics First is an independently owned run and ski store specializing in exceptional customer service, technical knowledge and the best selection of running and skiing products on the market. We have been in the same location in Halifax, Nova Scotia for nearly 40 years. No matter how you decide to be active, we want to get you moving comfortably.

*Discount can only be applied to regular priced items, and cannot be combined with other discounts/promotions. Electronics and nutrition products are excluded.

Dalhousie University Alumni Receive 15% off all regular-priced merchandise!

In A Box Gifts, a giftware and clothing boutique that specializes in providing customers with a selection of beautiful, unique and fashionable items. The majority of our stock is from Europe, where we find items that don’t exist anywhere else in Halifax.

SoftMoc is pleased to invite all Dalhousie University Alumni to save 10% off all regular and sale priced merchandise. *Some exclusions may apply*

You are also welcome to additional savings and benefits through membership in SoftMoc’s Frequent Buyer Program.
Frequent Buyer Program: You are eligible to earn 1 point for every $1 you spend. These points never expire and can be used in store and online. You can redeem as little as 100 points, or redeem later with more points for grater savings.

Dalhousie Providers


Dalhousie Alumni receive 15% off crested clothing.

Wear the black and gold with pride with apparel and merchandise from the University Bookstore. It’s easy to show your Dal spirit with 15% off crested clothing for alumni. Browse the University Bookstore online.

As a Dalhousie University graduate you still have access to great Library Services and resources! Click here for details.

Alumni are offered a 20% discount on regular annual membership rates.

Dalplex is a hub of activity for the Dal community as Dalhousie’s primary fitness and recreation facility. It includes the Cardio Plus Centre, 2 weight rooms, over 35 group fitness classes, pool time, an indoor track and much more.

Become a Benefit Provider

Connect with us today to learn more about our benefit partnership packages!



Interested in becoming a partner? We are continuously looking to expand the offers within the Dal Alumni Benefits Program. Whether you are an international, national, local or alumni-owned business we invite you to connect with our team today to explore what a new partnership could look like!