Getting Ready for New to Dal

Make sure you have everything you need to participate in New to Dal 2021!

1. Ensure you have set up your Dalhousie accounts and are checking your Dalhousie email regularly

Important information about New to Dal and your transition to Dal will come through your official Dalhousie email account, so it's important to set it up now and check it regularly.

Not sure how to set up your accounts? Visit to learn how to activate your email. Please use your Dalhousie email account when registering for New to Dal activities.

2. Check out your Brightspace account

Brightspace is where your New to Dal content will be housed once classes begin for the semester.

3. Check out the New to Dal schedule and plan your events

You are welcome to participate in all the sessions or pick your own path. Visit our schedule page for in-person events in Halifax, as well as online virutal content. 

For New to Dal Truro events, visit the Agricultural Campus site

4. Sign up for New to Dal activities!

Events are FREE and open to all new students, but we ask that you register for New to Dal in advance! 

5. Set up your Microsoft Teams account and download Microsoft Office

As a Dalhousie student you have free access to these resources.

  1. Login to your account by visiting
  2. Click the App Launcher (it looks like a waffle) in the top left-hand corner to locate Office 365 to access Teams and other Office Programs.
  3. Download Microsoft Office Apps (Log in Required: NetID and Password)

6. Join the Incoming Class group on Dal Mobile

This is a great way to meet your classmates, stay up to date with New to Dal activities, and meet upper year students.

Download the Dal Mobile app to join the Incoming Class groups for Halifax and Truro campuses.