New to Dal

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New to Dal online content will be available on Brightspace in July 2022. We also look forward to welcoming new students to campus for in-person New to Dal programming in September 2022. Check back in early July for more details. If you have any questions, contact


New to Dal programming

New to Dal programming provides new students opportunities to connect with each other online and in-person throughout the summer and during your first year at Dal. Our goal is to make your transition to Dalhousie as successful and positive as possible.

New To Dal features a range of student-centred programming that supports students coming direct from high school, mature or transfer students, and students travelling from outside of Canada. Our engaging programming will introduce you to important academic info, communities on campus, social engagement opportunities, support services, and resources available on campus. We provide a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and accessible experience for all Dalhousie students and their Family & Friends. New to Dal programs are also focused on harm reduction and are substance-free.

For ongoing information about New to Dal programming, remember to check your Dalhousie email!

Continue reading below for information about New to Dal and other supports and events for incoming students (including Together@Dal, Together@Dal Grad Edition, and the Agricultural Campus' New to Dal events).

Programming includes:


Register on Track (Halifax & Truro campuses)

  • Choosing your courses is an exciting part of preparing to start your studies. Register on Track will help you prepare to build a schedule that meets your program requirements and considers your academic and career interests and aspirations.

New to Dal (Halifax)

New to Dal - Agricultural Campus (Truro)

  • New to Dal - AC will include many fun and informative events hosted by your Dalhousie Agricultural Student Association (DASA) and the Student Success Centre team. The events are for all new students who will be studying with the Faculty of Agriculture. Become familiar with the campus supports, and start making lasting connections with your fellow Aggies. Through fun but important programming, we will help you connect with other students and learn the tools you need to help you be successful in University and beyond. 

Together@Dal (Halifax and Truro) 


  • Together@Dal is a program to help you transition into university life by discovering ways to build connections, access resources, and build skills to succeed at Dalhousie. Those who register will have opportunities to connect and will benefit from the advice and mentorship of senior students and members of the Dalhousie community.

Together@Dal Graduate Edition (Halifax and Truro) 


  • Together@Dal: Grad Edition is for graduate students across the university's departments and campuses, and will help you prepare to start your degree. Learn about resources available to you at the university and professional development programming built exclusively for you. Meet your graduate student peers and have your questions answered through online mentor-led “gradchat” sessions.

Dalhousie Student Union O-Week (Halifax)

  • Dalhousie Student Union's O-Week offers fun and interactive events for new students, including music, movies, games and much more! (Fall semester only)


If you have any questions about New to Dal, please contact us at

Core Values of New to Dal Programming


  • Our programming is focused on you and your success.

Inclusive and Accessible

  • We appreciate the different needs and backgrounds of our diverse student body, and programming will be focused and tailored for you.
  • We know that university is expensive, which is why we commit to offering programming that is free of charge to Dalhousie students.


  • We want to help you make the most out of your time at Dal.


  • New to Dal programs are focused on harm reduction and are substance-free.