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New Student Orientation


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.

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 before Monday August 28, 2017 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 and after Friday August 25, 2017.

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

Orientation Registration will open on June 30, 2017

International Student Arrival Week

Monday August 28, 2017

Schedule will be available in June

Tuesday August 29, 2017

Schedule will be available in June

Wednesday August 30, 2017

Schedule will be available in June

Thursday August 31, 2017

Schedule will be available in June

Friday September 1, 2017

Schedule will be available in June