New to Dal ‑ Agricultural Campus


New to Dal - Agricultual Campus programming is how we welcome new Dal AC students to campus. This year due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our students we will be offering a hybrid program with in-person and virtual events. 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.

New to Dal Programming at the Agricultural Campus is for all new students who will be studying with the Faculty of Agriculture and this year will also include our 2nd year students who began their studies with us in 2020/21. Events are open to:

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

New to Dal programming 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-person activities will include many Dal AC traditions, including a bonfire, movie night in the Alumni Garden, haybale sculpting and more. 

In addition to AC specific events 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 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 virtual material through their Dalhousie BrightSpace account. Materials will be available later in the summer, with live virtual sessions and in-person events being hosted in late August and early September. 

Please continue to monitor this page for more details as they become available and join the Incoming Truro Class of 2021-22 within the Dal Mobile App to begin meeting other new students and stay informed about important information for New Students.