What is Together@Dal?

Together@Dal is a program for new students that provides a great way for you to meet other students, develop a sense of academic belonging and become connected to the university community before and during your first semester. You will also:

  • Be paired with an upper-year mentor who will help answer any questions you may have about student life at Dalhousie 
  • Make new friends!
  • Learn more about the academic realities of your specific department/major
  • Attend fun, social events to help you feel part of the Dalhousie community
  • Learn how to navigate the university experience with other new students
  • Learn about the supports and resources available to you as a student

Together@Dal is FREE to all new students!

Graduate student? Visit the Together@Dal Grad Edition site!

Benefits of the Together@Dal program

  • Students who have participated in Together@Dal report feeling more valued and indicate feeling more connected to the Dalhousie community than students who didn’t participate
  • Students who have participated in Together@Dal were more likely to return to year two of their program, and had a higher first year GPA than students who didn’t participate
  • Students can start building their Co-curricular Record, a document that records your volunteer and extra-curricular activities
     

Want to Be an Upper-Year Student Mentor?

Applications to become an upper-year mentor are also now open! For more infromation, including mentor responsibilities, qualifications, and application details, visit the Together@Dal Mentorship webpage

Check out what previous students had to say!

  • Together@Dal "exposed me to the realities of my major and program from a student perspective"
  • "It provided a safe space to be myself"
  • "I learned about resources [and] academic support"
  • "I met and connected with new people"
  • "I valued the relationships with my mentors"

Next steps

Registration is now open! Follow Together@Dal on Instagram and join the Incoming Class group on the Dal Mobile app!

For more information, contact out team at student.experience@dal.ca.

Dinner Meet & Greet!

There will be two Together@Dal Dinner Meet & Greet events on August 31 and September 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the LeMarchant Place Atrium. New students are welcome to join to meet other students and learn more about the Together@Dal program. Registration for this event is now open.