New To Dal Schedule


New to Dal Events (Halifax Campus)

Keep reading below for information on in-person New to Dal events on the Halifax campuses. More events and details are coming soon!

Note: Registration is required for certain events. Review the schedule below to find out which events require registration.

Event Schedule

January 6

Winter Welcome Day

Winter Welcome Day will give you an introduction to Dalhousie, workshops designed to help prepare you for university life, campus tours and opportunities to connect with your fellow students. 

January 8

Winter Welcome Trivia Night

Calling all first year students: come test your trivia knowledge and make new friends! Come solo or bring your friends and we’ll put you into teams. Kick off the semester by connecting with your fellow students, showcasing your smarts, and winning prizes.

  • For all incoming new students
  • Time: 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.
  • Location: The Grawood (Student Union Building)

January 10

Welcome Back Fair

Dalhousie is excited to kick off the Winter 2024 semester with the “Welcome Back Fair”. New students, returning students, staff, and faculty are all invited to attend the fair, which will feature welcome speeches, info booths for university and community groups, food, games, and more!

  • For all Dal students, staff, and faculty
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: McInnes Room (Student Union Building)

January 11

Hot Chocolate and Cookies with Together@Dal

Warm up your first week of classes with Hot Chocolate and Cookies with Together@Dal! Come learn more about the Together@Dal mentorship program and indulge in some seasonal delights.

January 13

Winter Classic Events

Wear your black and gold and join your fellow students to cheer on our Dalhousie Tigers for the Winter Classic! There are three amazing games to watch:

  • Women’s Volleyball at 1:00 p.m. at the Dalplex
  • Men’s Volleyball at 3:00 p.m. at the Dalplex
  • Women’s Ice Hockey at 7:00 p.m. at the Halifax Forum 

For each Winter Classic game you attend, you will be entered to win a 100$ DalCard prize! Groups will be departing from each residence and from the Grawood at 6:15 p.m. for the Hockey Game at the Forum. More information to come.

Brightspace Modules 

Dalhousie offers a series of modules on Brightspace to help new students prepare for university and to provide tips and tools for success. By completing each module and quiz, you can be entered into a contest for a chance to win $100 on your DalCard! More details can be found on Brightspace.