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First‑Year Advising

Helping you navigate your first year of university

Register now for Summer Orientation!  Register now for this one-day transition program designed to give you a head start on everything you'll want to know about your first year.  From academics expectations to getting involved we'll share our best tips for making the most of your first year of university.  Read more...

Got questions?  From choosing the right courses to juggling student life - First Year Advising has answers!  To make an advising appointment (for in-person or over the phone), please contact 902-494-3203 or toll free 1-866-359-4709.  We look forward to working with you!

The First Year Advising Team provides academic advising and success coaching to new students here at Dalhousie University.  We're here to help you navigate the transition from high school through your first year of university life.  We can help you with questions like:

  • What classes should I be taking?
  • What happens if I drop a course?
  • I have a scheduling conflict- how do I fix it?
  • Can I change programs?
  • I'm feeling overwhelmed with all my work - What should I do?
  • How do I get the most out of my university experience?

Planning your first year courses?  Watch these helpful Registration tutorial videos.

First Year Registration Tutorial Videos​


Ready? Get started creating your schedule

Download a program worksheet. This will help you choose classes that are required for your degree.