Getting Ready for New to Dal AC Programming

Make sure you have everything you need to participate in New to Dal AC programming to its fullest this winter!

1. Ensure you have set up your Dalhousie accounts and are checking your Dalhousie email regularly

Important information about New to Dal programming and your transition to Dal will come through your official Dalhousie email account, so it's important to set it up now and check it regularly.

Not sure how to set up your accounts? Visit to lean how to activate your email. Please use your Dalhousie email account when registering for activities.

Check out our Reel on Instagram to learn how to customize your email address. 

2. Check out your BrightSpace account

Brightspace is where you will access all your course information beginning the first day of classes on Monday, January 8th. While you are there, be sure to check out our helpful New to Dal videos for all the details and info you will need before arriving on campus. Did we mention that you could win a $100 gift card!?

3. Check out the schedule and plan your New to Dal AC experience!

We will continue to update the leading into January- keep checking back for more info.

This is a busy and exciting time for new students! We encourage you to get involved in as many New to Dal events as possible. Along with all the important information you will gain and friends you will make, there will also be prize draws, chances to win Dal gear, and so much more!

4. Register for New to Dal AC activities!

Events are FREE and open to all new students attending the Truro Campus. 

While there are no fees or costs to attend NTD AC events, and registration is not required for most events. We do ask that you register if you plan to attend the Beartcats Hockey game as space is limited in the skybox and we need to buy tickets in advance.  

Also, be sure to download the Dal Mobile app, and bring your phone with you when you attend events. We will be using QR codes and the Dal mobile app for students to check-in at NTD AC events. Each time you check-in for an event, you will be automatically entered to win exciting door prizes and earn points for prize entries!  


5. Set up your Microsoft Teams account and download Microsoft Office

 As a Dalhousie student you have free access to these resources. Login to your account by visiting

Click the App Launcher (it looks like a waffle) in the top left-hand corner to access Office 365 and download Teams and other Office programs.

Use your Dalhousie NetID and password to access your student account. 

6. Join the Incoming Class group!

This is a great way to meet your classmates, stay up to date with campus activities, and connect with upper year students. 

Join the Incoming Truro Class of 2023-24 Group on the Dal Mobile App

You can also find channels on the app for AC Residence, links for upcoming events, groups for clubs and societies, and other useful information like the New to Dal Schedule!