New To Dal Schedule


New to Dal Events (Halifax Campus)

Students are advised to review Dalhousie's COVID-19 Information & Updates page to stay up-to-date on ongoing news and requirements.

Date  Event Details

January 7

Time: 
10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

New international student welcome & mini-orientation

Students can also attend virtually via MS Teams.

For new international students:

Meet International Centre staff and other international students during drop-in info sessions, panel discussions, and welcome activities.

Registration is now open.

Location: International Centre (Lemarchant Place Building)

January 9-12

Time:
12 to 1 p.m.

Faculty of Science: Welcome Booth For Faculty of Science Students.

Location: 
3rd floor of the Life Sciences Building, Common Area 

January 9-12

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ask Me Booths

Drop by the Ask Me Booths to ask Dal staff and students any questions you might have! 

Location: Killam Library main lobby 

January 9-31

Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Faculty of Computer Science: Ask Me booths with student ambassadors

For Computer Science students

Location: Main Reception Desk, Lobby, Goldberg Computer Science Building
January 9

Time: 
10 a.m.
DSU Sno Week: Free Hot Chocolate & Coffee with the DSU Execs

Join the Dalhousie Student Union Execs for a warm beverage and chat! For more information visit the DSU’s Sno Week website.

Location: Student Union Building (front entrance)

January 9

Time:
12 p.m. (noon)

New to Dal Welcome Social

Join the Together@Dal mentors and connect with other students over hot chocolate and snacks, grab some swag, and learn more about campus life.

Location: Lemarchant Place Atrium

January 10

Time: 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ask Me Booths

Drop by the Ask Me Booths to ask Dal staff and students any questions you might have! 

Location: Sexton Campus (Melda Murray Student Centre)

January 10

Time:
6 p.m.

DSU Sno Week: Game Night (hosted by MENAWD)

Join the Middle Eastern and North African Women at Dalhousie Society for a board game night! Stop by to play some games and maybe even meet a new friend or two.

Location: Student Union Building - Council Chambers (2nd Floor)

For more information visit the DSU’s Sno Week website.

January 11

Time:
6 p.m.

DSU Sno Week: International Fashion Show

Looking for a catwalk to show off your beautiful traditional clothing? Sign up to participate in our International Fashion Show, run by the Dalhousie Caribbean Connection Society.

Location: Student Union Building (First Floor Atrium)

For more information visit the DSU’s Sno Week website.

January 12

Time:
2 p.m.

Understanding Gender & Gender Affirming Care

Learn about the gender spectrum, the services available to you, and how to access gender affirming care.

Location: Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building (Room 2102)

January 12

Time:
6:30 p.m.

 

DSU Sno Week: Trivia Night

Join DalOut for their first biweekly trivia night of the year at our campus bar The Grawood. 

Location: Student Union Building (The Grawood)

For more information visit the DSU’s Sno Week website.

January 13

Time: 
8:30 p.m.

DSU Sno Week: Latin Party

Latinos and Hispanics in STEM is hosting our first ever Latin Party! Join us and DJ Webber to enjoy some Latin music and move your hips.

Location: Student Union Building (McInnes Room)

For more information visit the DSU’s Sno Week website.

January 16

Time:
4 to 6 p.m.

Faculty of Computer Science: Ask Me Anything with the Associate Dean (Adacemic), Dr. Christian Blouin

For Computer Science students

In this session, we invite the Associate Dean (Academic) from the Faculty of Computer Science, Dr. Christian Blouin, and his guests to share his insights and advice to help you eliminate the uncertainties and allow you to walk into your first year with confident - as well as with your questions answered. Computer Science students: Register for this session separately.

Location: Auditorium 127, Goldberg Computer Science Building

January 17

Time:
3 p.m.

Faculty of Computer Science: Undergraduate Student Ambassador Panel

For Computer Science students

In this session, we invited our 4 undergraduate student ambassador leaders to share their stories and experience in the faculty and at Dal with you to help eliminate the uncertainties and allow you to walk into your first year with confident - as well as with your questions answered. Register for this session separately.

Location: Room 429/430, Goldberg Computer Science Building

January 17

Time:
11:30 a.m.

Health Refreshers with Student VIP

Get to know everything there is to know about your DSU Health Plan. 

Virtual event held on MS Teams.

January 18

Time:
3:30 p.m.

Together@Dal Information Session

Connect with the Together@Dal team and learn more about this mentorship program for first year students. 

Location: Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building (Room 2017)

January 19

Time:
10 a.m.

Faculty of Computer Science: Understanding the Importance of Academic Integrity (Graduate Students)

For Computer Science students

Join our Faculty of Computer Science Academic integrity Officer for a virtual Plagiarism and Academic Integrity Workshop to learn what Academic Integrity means to you as a student. Register for this session separately.

January 20

Time:
2 to 3:30 p.m.

Coffee With Your Advocates

Connect with your campus advocates and advisors over coffee and other warm beverages.

Location: Lemarchant Place Atrium

January 24

Time:
3 p.m.

Faculty of Computer Science: Graduate Student Ambassador Panel

For Computer Science students

In this session, we invited our 4 graduate student ambassador leaders to share their stories and experience in the faculty and at Dal with you to help eliminate the uncertainties and allow you to walk into your program with confidence - as well as with your questions answered. Register for this event separately.

Location: Room 429/430, Goldberg Computer Science Building

January 26

Time:
11 a.m.

Faculty of Computer Science: Student Services Expo with Hot Chocolate & Doughnuts

For Computer Science students

Connect with and learn more about the services, resources, and services available to you as a Computer Science Student.

Location: Main Atrium, Goldberg Computer Science Building

January 30

Time: 
4 p.m.

Faculty of Computer Science: Getting Involved on Campus – Volunteerism and Community Engagement

For Computer Science students

In this session, we invited Career Services to share with you the importance of getting involved on campus through volunteering and community engagement. This is an essential service for students to gain knowledge and skills and make long-lasting friendships. Register for this event separately.

Location: Auditorium 127, Goldberg Computer Science Building

New to Dal Online 

Online content - including tips, resources, and more - is now available on the Brightspace New to Dal course.

Module Details

Tips for Managing your Money

Learn about financial services, financial aid, creating and managing a budget, bursaries, loans, and more.
Preparing for your courses at Dalhousie Get ready for your classes and academic expectations by identifying key academic dates, learning strategies, and academic supports.
Accessibility at Dalhousie Get to know the Student Accessibility Centre (Halifax) and the Student Success Centre (Truro) and discover how they can support you in your learning.
Taking care of your mental and physical health Learn to take care of your mental and physical health, how to access Student Health & Wellness resources at Dal, and how to access the on-campus clinic.
Alcohol and substance use safety Learn about safety strategies to keep you and your friends safe, identify low-and-high-risk situations, fines, and resources related to alcohol and substance use.
Creating a culture of consent Explore topics related to consent, support resources available at Dal, and the role you can play in creating a positive consent culture.
Becoming a citizen of Dal Get to know your new communities!
Academic integrity and using the Dalhousie Libraries Get familiar with the Dalhousie Academic Discipline Process, important concepts, how to avoid common mistakes that lead to academic offenses, and other resources available to you.
Getting involved and additional supports and resources