New Students

Welcome to your new home here in Halifax, Nova Scotia!

When to arrive

New students should plan to be in Halifax in time for the International Student Orientation, Friday, January 3 and Saturday, January 4, 2020. 

  • When to arrive in Canada: on or before January 3, 2020
  • International Student Orientation (Halifax Campus): January 3 and 4, 2020
  • Move-in to Halifax residence: Early check-in for students to move in to on-campus residence is January 3 at 8am. This is an early move-in to allow you to attend the International Student Orientation.
  • Welcome for New Graduate Students: Tuesday, January 7, from 3-4:30pm. Registration will open Tuesday, November 12. More info here.
  • Truro Orientation: January 6–10. More info here. 

    For more important dates such as academic term dates, fee deadlines, or Holiday school closure dates, visit



All the important things you have to do before you leave home and after you arrive on campus. Make this the top of your "to-do" list.