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First‑Year Advising

Helping you navigate your first year of university

First Year Advising provides registration advice and transition support for you over the summer and throughout your first year at Dalhousie. Our team of advisors and peer advisors can assist you with course selection, registration, and making a successful transition to university life. We are happy to advise you over the phone, by email, or in person.

Our team can help you with questions such as:

  • What courses should I be taking?
  • What happens if I drop a course?
  • I have a scheduling conflict—how do I fix it?
  • Can I change programs?
  • I'm feeling overwhelmed with all my work—what should I do?
  • How do I get the most out of my university experience?

7 steps for selecting and registering for your courses

Contact First-Year Advising


Room G28, Killam Memorial Library
Phone (local): 902-494-3203
Phone (toll free in Canada & the U.S.): 1-866-359-4709
Email: first.year.advisor@dal.ca
Office hours: Mon–Fri, 9am–4pm ADT


Lower Level, Student Services Centre
Phone (local): 902-893-6729
Email: bcrouse@dal.ca
Office Hours: Mon–Fri, 8:30am–4:30pm