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Orientation - Winter 2021

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the guidelines on physical distancing proposed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Winter 2021 Orientation programming will be mostly moved into an online format, with the exception of some Dalhousie Student Union programming (depending on the status of upcoming restrictions).

This new online Orientation programing supports new students' transition to university and serves as an introduction to academic, community, resources, support services, and social engagement opportunities within a virtual format.

For ongoing information about Dalhousie Orientation, remember to check your Dalhousie email!


Open Now Start on Track – Online
Open Now Together@Dal
January 4 to 8, 2021

Dalhousie Orientation

Dalhousie offers a wide range of Orientation sessions, including events planned by the following:

Open Now Together@Dal Graduate Edition
January 4 to 8, 2021 Agricultural Campus Orientation
January 19 to 21, 2021 DSU Winter Programming

More important dates


Start on Track – Online (Halifax and Truro)


  • Offered in Brightspace, Start on Track – Online allows you to work through modules on various important topics throughout the summer to prepare for your first year at Dalhousie.

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.

Dalhousie Orientation (Halifax)

  • Orientation supports new students as they transition to Dalhousie and introduces them to academic, community, and social engagement opportunities as well as familiarizes students with support services and resources available on campus.
  • Orientation at Dalhousie provides a safe, welcoming, alcohol-free, inclusive, and consistent orientation experience for new to Dalhousie students and their family and friends.
  • Dalhousie Orientation also offers specific sessions and events offered through the International Centre, Black Student Advising Centre, Indigenous Student Centre, the Bissett Student Success Centre, and Able@Dal.

Together@Dal Graduate Edition (Halifax) 


  • Together@Dal Graduate Edition will share with you the resources available to you at the university, help equip you to start your degree online, and create a community of graduate student peers.

Agricultural Campus Orientation (Truro)


  • Orientation at the AC is for all new students who will be studying with the Faculty of Agriculture and joining us on campus once we make the return to in person classes. This year due to COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of our students AC Orientation will be hosted online. Become familiar with the virtual campus supports, and start making lasting connections 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. 
  • Many events will be hosted on SOIL, the Student Online Interactive Lounge at the Agricultural Campus (AC). This platform is for all students to the Truro campus, and it will include many fun and informative events hosted by your Dalhousie Agricultural Student Association (DASA) and the Student Success Centre team.

Dalhousie Student Union Winter Programming (Halifax)

  • Dalhousie Student Union's Winter Programming is going to look a little different than we’re used to, but we’re dreaming BIG with our events this year. Look forward to a blend of virtual and in-person events with music, movies, games and much more! Whether you’re here in Halifax or staying at home, our winter programming will show you what being part of our collaborative and engaging community is all about.


Options for International students and students requiring Accessibility Supports are also available.

If you have any questions about Orientation, please contact us at orientation@dal.ca.