Orientation

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Orientation is how we welcome you to campus. This year due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our students Orientation will be hosted online. We invite you to meet with us virtually to become familiar with the virtual campus supports, and start making lasting connections with your fellow Aggies. Through fun but important programming we will help you connect with other students and learn the tools you need, to help you be successful in University and beyond.

Orientation at the AC is for all new students who will be studying with the Faculty of Agriculture and joining us on campus once we make the return to in person classes. Events are open to:

  • students entering through an articulation agreement with our partner institutions,
  • transfer students,
  • mature students,
  • international students,
  • Canadian students,
  • internal transfers from other Dalhousie Faculties,
  • and students joining us from secondary school.

Orientation will include many fun and informative events hosted by your Dalhousie Agricultural Student Association (DASA), the Student Success Centre team, and other university partners. Join us for virtual ice breakers using platforms like Jackbox and Kahoot, informative sessions about building an inclusive campus environment and navigating university resources, and Trivia with the Dean.

In addition to our general Orientation we invite students joining us from outside of Canada to participate in sessions specific to our international students. These sessions are designed to help you connect with supports specific for international students and begin to navigate studying in Canada.   

Those new students who will be working with Accessibility Services at the AC are encouraged to participate in ABLE@DAL in addition to the general Orientation programming. These sessions will help you understand the supports available to you if you experience barriers to your education because of a disability, religious obligation, or other characteristics protected under Human Rights legislation. 

Students will have access to Orientation material through their Dalhousie BrightSpace account. All Orientation materials, such as recordings, discussion boards, and links will be available in SOIL, the Student Online Interactive Lounge. Materials will be available starting on August 10ths, with updates and recordings of live sessions being added throughout August and September.

Please continue to monitor this page for more details as they become available and join our Incoming Class Facebook Group to stay up-to-date with Orientation and other important information for New Students.