New Student Checklist

Changes to Student Success Centre Services

Most Student Success staff will be moving to working remotely as of Monday March 23, 2020. Working remotely means staff can be contacted via email or telephone to have questions answered or to set up a remote meeting via telephone, Microsoft Teams or another mutually agreed upon means of meeting remotely. 

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Don't forget to check them off!

The transition to campus life can be both exciting and overwhelming. To help you get off on the right foot, we’ve compiled a few checklists!

Questions? Contact one of our Student Success Centres

To do 3 months out

Register for courses

Visit to learn everything you need to know about course registration.

Graduate students can visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies site for registration information.


Plan to attend New to Dal programming

New to Dal orientation programs are a great way to connect with other students, faculty and staff across campus—even when you're not on campus. 

Graduate students can visit the Faculty of Grad Studies' Together@Dal program for orientation programming. 

Register with accessibility services

If you have used adaptations or accommodations at your previous institution, you can request academic accommodations at Dalhousie. Submit a Request for Accommodations form along with your medical documentation or learning assessment to (Halifax) or (Truro). 

If you are unsure about your accommodations needs, be sure to connect with the Student Accessibility Centre to find out more. 

Review Dalhousie's Online Learning site

Be sure to check out Dalhousie's Online Learning site for information about online courses, virtual supports and resources, and other tips and information about studying remotely. 

To do 1 month out

Plan your route to campus (transportation options and directions)


Preparing for arrival in Nova Scotia may look different this year. Please ensure that you are well prepared by following the steps on our COVID-19 updates site

Order your books

Order your books and dorm essentials online from the Dalhousie Bookstore. The store also offers a wide selection of Dal-branded clothing, gifts, accessories, and dorm essentials, and is an Apple affiliate partner. Click on the Shop Apple link on the website to enjoy educational pricing. You can also search for specific textbooks based on your term, program, and courses.