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New Student Orientation

ORIENTATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS,  AUGUST 27-31, 2018

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 orientation, 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

International Student Arrival Week Monday August 27 to Friday August 31

Undergraduate Student Schedule

The full schedule of events will be available in June 2018.

Graduate Student Schedule

The full schedule of events will be available in June 2018.

Please refer to the Schedule on the Exchange Student Checklist

Exchange Student Schedule

The full schedule of events will be available June 2018.

Time Event Description Location Things to note
9-10am Registration Check-in      
10-10:30am Official Welcome      
10:30am-12:00pm Dalhosuie Student Essentials   Room 1028, Kenneth Rowe Management Building 6100 University Avenue  
12-12:30pm Friend Finder   Atrium, Kenneth Rowe Management Building 6100 University Avenue  
12:30-2pm Lunch      
2-3pm The Dal Life   Room 1028 Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Rowe Management Building 6100 University Avenue  
3-4pm Your Dal   Room 1028 Potter Auditorium, Kenneth Rowe Management Building 6100 University Avenue  
6-8:30pm Rez Board Game Cafe      

 

Prepare yourself for your arrival!

Watch pre-arrival webinars 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 Monday August 27, 2018 the first day of International Student Arrival Week of in order to settle in and attend orientation.

If you are living in residence you can move into your residence room anytime on Friday August 24, 2018. You will need to submit an early arrival request on DalOnline.