New Student Orientation

START ON TRACK INTERNATIONAL,  January 4-5, 2019

Adjusting to life in a new school and a new country can be very overwhelming. Orientation helps you adjust to new surroundings and get the support you need to settle in to life here at Dalhousie. It is a great way to get all your questions answered about things you need to do to prepare for university. 

During Start On Track International, you will:

  • Tour the campus
  • Learn about your Faculty and how to prepare for the Canadian classroom
  • Learn how to get involved in clubs, teams, and other groups
  • Meet other students and make new friends
  • Meet the International Centre staff
  • Learn about Dalhousie's services and resources

Click here to register!!


January 4 – 5, 2019

Undergraduate Student Schedule

Undergraduate (Bachelor Degree) Schedule

 

Friday Januay 4

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
2:30-3:00 pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00 pm Welcome Ceremony Begin your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00 pm Relationships in Canada Learn how to make friends and develop relationships successfully at Dalhousie Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu  
5:00-6:00 pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and see all the products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue  

 

Saturday January 5

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
10-10:30 am Meet and Greet Meet other new students and win prizes in a fun activity.  Room 1102, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
10:30-11:30 am Dalhousie Student Essentials This session will help you understand the culture of a Canadian university classroom. Learn what to expect from classes and what your professors will expect from you.  Current Dalhousie students will give you advice to help you have a successful start.  Room 1102, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
11:30 am-12:00 pm Break Relax for a while before your next session.  You can also chat and get to know your new friends Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
12-12:30 pm Academic regulations for university students To be a successful student you must follow regulations of Canada's university system. In this session you will learn what those regulations and rules are, and the best strategies to follow them  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Enjoy a delicious lunch with your new friends Howe Hall Cafeteria, 6230 Coburg Road

 

 

 

 

Please let us know your dietary requirments when you register for orientation

 

 

1:30-3 pm The Dal Life At this session you will learn where to go for help with your questions and how to have healthy fun in Halifax  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
3-4 pm Campus Tour Your student leaders will take you on a tour of the Studley Campus Start at the lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Please wear comfortable winter boots
Start on the steps of the Industrial Engineering Building, 5269 Morris Street
Start on the steps of the Industrial Engineering Building, 5269 Morris Street.
Start on the steps of the Industrial Engineering Building, 5269 Morris Street.
Time Event Description Location Things to note
2:30-3:00pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00pm Welcome Ceremony Start of your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00pm Relationships in Canada   Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Light refreshments will be served
5:00-6:00pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and discover all products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Event Description Location Things to note
2:30-3:00pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00pm Welcome Ceremony Start of your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00pm Relationships in Canada   Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Light refreshments will be served
5:00-6:00pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and discover all products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time Event Description Location Things to note
2:30-3:00pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00pm Welcome Ceremony Start of your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00pm Relationships in Canada   Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Light refreshments will be served
5:00-6:00pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and discover all products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Time Event Description Location Things to note
2:30-3:00pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00pm Welcome Ceremony Start of your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00pm Relationships in Canada   Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Light refreshments will be served
5:00-6:00pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and discover all products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Graduate Student Schedule

Graduate (Master and PhD Degree) Student Schedule

The schedule will be updated at a later date.

Friday Januay 4

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
2:30-3:00 pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00 pm Welcome Ceremony Begin your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00 pm Relationships in Canada Learn how to make friends and develop relationships successfully at Dalhousie Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu  
5:00-6:00 pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and see all the products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue  

 

Saturday January 5

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
10-10:30 am Meet and Greet Meet other new students and win prizes in a fun activity.  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
10:30-11:30 am International Student Essentials This session will help you understand your study and work regulations as an international student living in Canada. Facilitators will answer your questions about how students can find work and the conditions they must meet in order to work Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
11:30 am-12:00 pm Break Relax for a while before your next session.  You can also chat and get to know your new friends Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
12-12:30 pm Academic regulations for university students To be a successful student you must follow regulations of Canada's university system. In this session you will learn what those regulations and rules are, and the best strategies to follow them  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Enjoy a delicious lunch with your new friends Howe Hall Cafeteria, 6230 Coburg Road

 

 

 

 

Please let us know your dietary requirments when you register for orientation

 

 

1:30-3 pm The Dal Life At this session you will learn where to go for help with your questions and how to have healthy fun in Halifax  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
3-4 pm Campus Tour Your student leaders will take you on a tour of the Studley Campus Start at the lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Please wear comfortable winter boots

LeMarchant Place Atrium, 1246 LeMarchant Street

Friday Januay 4

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
2:30-3:00 pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00 pm Welcome Ceremony Begin your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00 pm Relationships in Canada Learn how to make friends and develop relationships successfully at Dalhousie Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu  
5:00-6:00 pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and see all the products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue  

 

Saturday January 5

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
10-10:30 am Meet and Greet Meet other new students and win prizes in a fun activity.  Room , Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
10:30-11:30 am Student Essentials This session will help you understand the culture of a Canadian university classroom. Learn what to expect from classes and what your professors will expect from you.  Current Dalhousie students will give you advice to help you have a successful start.  Room , Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
11:30 am-12:00 pm Break Relax for a while before your next session.  You can also chat and get to know your new friends Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
12-12:30 pm Academic regulations for university students To be a successful student you must follow regulations of Canada's university system. In this session you will learn what those regulations and rules are, and the best strategies to follow them  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Enjoy a delicious lunch with your new friends TBA

 

 

 

 

Please let us know your dietary requirments when you register for orientation

 

 

1:30-3 pm The Dal Life At this session you will learn where to go for help with your questions and how to have healthy fun in Halifax  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
3-4 pm Campus Tour Your student leaders will take you on a tour of the Studley Campus Start at the lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Please wear comfortable winter boots

Friday Januay 4

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
2:30-3:00 pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00 pm Welcome Ceremony Begin your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00 pm Relationships in Canada Learn how to make friends and develop relationships successfully at Dalhousie Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu  
5:00-6:00 pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and see all the products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue  

 

Saturday January 5

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
10-10:30 am Meet and Greet Meet other new students and win prizes in a fun activity.  Room , Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
10:30-11:30 am Student Essentials This session will help you understand the culture of a Canadian university classroom. Learn what to expect from classes and what your professors will expect from you.  Current Dalhousie students will give you advice to help you have a successful start.  Room , Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
11:30 am-12:00 pm Break Relax for a while before your next session.  You can also chat and get to know your new friends Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
12-12:30 pm Academic regulations for university students To be a successful student you must follow regulations of Canada's university system. In this session you will learn what those regulations and rules are, and the best strategies to follow them  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Enjoy a delicious lunch with your new friends TBA

 

 

 

 

Please let us know your dietary requirments when you register for orientation

 

 

1:30-3 pm The Dal Life At this session you will learn where to go for help with your questions and how to have healthy fun in Halifax  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
3-4 pm Campus Tour Your student leaders will take you on a tour of the Studley Campus Start at the lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Please wear comfortable winter boots

Exchange Student Schedule

International Exchange Student Schedule

The schedule will be updated at a later date.

Friday Januay 4

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
2:30-3:00 pm Orientation check-in Let us know you are here and check in with your DalCard Lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your DalCard (Student Id Card)
3:00-4:00 pm Welcome Ceremony Begin your life at Dalhousie with an official welcome from the university staff members who will support you during your academic journey Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu Family members and friends are welcome to attend
4:00-5:00 pm Relationships in Canada Learn how to make friends and develop relationships successfully at Dalhousie Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenu  
5:00-6:00 pm Bookstore Open House The Dalhousie Bookstore welcomes all new students. You can explore the store and see all the products available for purchase Basement, Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue  

 

Saturday January 5

 

Time Event Description Location Please note
10-10:30 am Meet and Greet Meet other new students and win prizes in a fun activity.  Room 1198, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
10:30-11:30 am Exchange Student Essentials This session will help you understand the culture of a Canadian university classroom. Learn what to expect from classes and what your professors will expect from you.  Dalhousie staff will give you advice to help you have a successful start.  Room 1198, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
11:30 am-12:00 pm Break Relax for a while before your next session.  You can also chat and get to know your new friends Scotiabak Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue  
12-12:30 pm Academic regulations for university students To be a successful student you must follow regulations of Canada's university system. In this session you will learn what those regulations and rules are, and the best strategies to follow them  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
12:30-1:30pm Lunch Enjoy a delicious lunch with your new friends Howe Hall Cafeteria, 6230 Coburg Road

 

 

 

 

Please let us know your dietary requirments when you register for orientation

 

 

1:30-3 pm The Dal Life At this session you will learn where to go for help with your questions and how to have healthy fun in Halifax  Scotiabank Auditorium, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Bring your favourite note-taking device (notebook, phone, tablet) to record important information
3-4 pm Campus Tour Your student leaders will take you on a tour of the Studley Campus Start at the lobby, Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building, 6135 University Avenue Please wear comfortable winter boots

 

Prepare yourself for your arrival!

Watch Global Connections: Pre-arrival Videos where current students and staff discuss international student life in Halifax.

Complete the modules on online orientation  to learn more: academic success, finances, health, alcohol & safety, consent, community, using the Dal libraries, and academic integrity. 

Arrival dates:

New students should plan to arrive at Dalhousie by Friday, January 4, 2019 in order to settle in and attend orientation.