Overview


Join us on November 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. AST

Our Virtual Open House event will be packed with information sessions, panel discussions, activities, opportunities to connect with students and—of course—plenty of fun for those interested in undergraduate studies at Dalhousie in either Halifax or Truro. During the event, prospective Dal students and their supporters can look forward to:

Student sessions

These sessions will provide prospective students and their supporters opportunity to hear from peers and advisors with information on the many resources and opportunities available to achieve academic and personal success at Dal. Tips on making the most of the Open House experience will also be shared in each of these four unique sessions:

  • Session for all students
  • Session for Black students
  • Session for Indigenous students

Admissions information and support

Get the information you need to feel confident moving through the admissions process. Engage with our Admissions Advisors to ensure your questions are answered in any or all of the following ways:

  • Tune-in for one of two admissions information sessions to get an overview of the appication process, admission requirements, and important dates and deadlines.
  • Watch the on-demand session to learn about completing and submitting your application.
  • Chat with an advisor about your specific questions at the Undergraduate Admissions booth at the virtual fair.

Faculty information sessions

These sessions will showcase program offerings available to prospective students in all eight of Dalhousie's faculties with undergraduate programs: 

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture and Planning
  • Arts and Social Sciences
  • College of Sustainability
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health*
  • Management (including Commerce)
  • Science

*School or Health and Human Performance, School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing sessions will be available. 

Wondering which program might be best for you? Explore our different faculty offerings.

Virtual fair

Throughout the day a virtual fair will be available, where students and supporters can live chat with faculty members, current students and university staff about both academic programs and services available to support student success.

Faculty Booths:

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture & Planning
  • Arts & Social Sciences
  • College of Sustainability
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health
  • Management (including Commerce)
  • Science

Student Life & Services Booths:

  • Athletics & Recreation
  • Awards and Financial Aid
  • Black Student Advising Centre
  • English Language Studies
  • Graduate Studies
  • Indigenous Student Centre
  • International Centre
  • Mature & Transfer Student Advising
  • Residence
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Experience
  • Undergraduate admissions
  • UPrep & Transition Year Programs

Panel discussions

Hear from current students and faculty members about life as a Dalhousie student during three unique panel discussions:

Experiential learning

Hear about experiential learning opportunities and how they've enhanced the academic experience from a panel of students studying across faculties. 

Student life

Get a taste for life outside the classroom from the perspective of Dal students with diverse interests and passions.

Research and innovation

As an idea engine in our region, hear how our students work with and learn from researchers across our faculties.

Educational financing information and support

We know that education financing, including scholarships and bursaries is top-of-mind for many students. Get the information you need abour scholarships, awards and planning in one or all of the following ways:

  • Watch the Financing Your Education on-demand video.
  • Connect with advisors from our Awards and Financial Aid Team at the virtual fair.

Video tours

Virtually experience our distinct campuses in both Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia through:

  • Campus tour videos
  • Video tours of our residences

On-demand content

This content can be accessed on-demand and will provide important information and perspective for students considering study at Dal. You can access these videos both during and after the event:

  • President's welcome message
  • Current student Q&A
  • Application overview
  • Financing your education
  • Campus and residence tours
  • Intro to Nova Scotia
  • Student perspective: why Dalhousie U?
  • Student Life activities
  • Transition Year Program (TYP)
  • UPrep Program
  • English Language Studies (ESL)

Chat with Dal students

Throughout the day, prospective students will have the opportunity to chat live with both current Dalhousie students and other prospective students. Be sure to join in on the conversation.

Student life activities

Take a break from hearing about life on our campuses and experience it yourself. Plan for one or more of the following:

  • Challenge yourself with lunch-time trivia 
  • Listen to our Open House Spotify playlist
  • Try a Dalplex Yoga class
  • Experience a taste of Nova Scotia through our baking demonstration
  • Better yourself through a motivational talk on defining your own success

No matter what you choose, we're excited for you to get a feel for student life at Dalhousie. 

Parent and supporter sessions

These sessions will highlight key information for parents and supporters, and provide valuable advice on how to best support their student on their journey to Dal.


Schedule your day

Use our event schedule to see the full day at a glance and plan your Virtual Open House experience. Having trouble deciding which sessions to attend? We've created sample schedules based on your faculty of interest.