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Start on Track – Online

Preparing to come to Dalhousie


Start On Track - Online
 is a program for new Dalhousie students and a great way for you to get a head start and prepare yourself for your first semester. By completing the modules within this course, you will: 

  • learn tips and tricks to be successful in your first year at Dal
  • identify on-campus resources that are available to you as a student 
  • navigate various university systems and processes (like Brightspace - did you know class information will be in there too?)
  • connect your values to Dal (integrity, fairness, excellence, and all that fun stuff)
  • reflect on why you're in university and consider steps around career exploration (trust us, you don't need to know the answers just yet) 

How to access the modules: 

  • Visit dal.brightspace.com
  • Login using your NetID & password
  • Click "Online Community - Start on Track Orientation" under "MyCourses" 

Topics you will explore 

Module Release Date Open to
Preparing for your academics at Dal
Available now New undergraduate students
How to manage your money in university
Available now New undergraduate students
Taking care of your health July 24, 2018 All new students
Alcohol & substance use safety July 24, 2018 All new students
Creating a consent culture on campus July 24, 2018 All new students
Your new Dalhousie communities 
August 21, 2018 New undergraduate students
Using the Dalhousie libraries
August 21, 2018 New undergraduate students
About academic integrity August 21, 2018 All new students

If you are a student in residence

As a student in residence, you will also be expected to complete the "Before you arrive" section for residence students in DalOnline (opens on July 16, 2018). This is where you will learn details about moving in, what to bring, rules and policies in residence, and more. This is also where you're complete your Personal Information Release Form, set up your DalCard PIN, and sign up for Early Baggage drop off. 

If you will be requesting academic accommodations at Dal

Students who will be requesting academic accommodations will be invited to complete a module on accessibility services including types of accommodations and how to request them (date TBC). If you haven't already, visit dal.ca/access to learn more and register for Able@Dal (Halifax campus). 

 

If you complete all modules ($$$)

(Tuition prizes available to new undergraduate Dalhousie students only)

If you complete all 8 modules, you will be entered in a draw to win tuition prizes that will be applied to your student account. You will also receive your first co-curricular record accreditation (a document that records your extracurricular and volunteer activities). 

Prize value Draw date
$500 tuition prize September 10, 2018
$250 tuition prize September 10, 2018
$250 tuition prize September 10, 2018

 

With special thanks to Dalhousie's Centre for Learning & Teaching