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Student Affairs Communications

We work with Student Affairs units and other campus stakeholders to provide strategic communications planning, delivery, and evaluation efforts for incoming and current Dalhousie students. Our team engages with students through traditional communication, social media, web, mobile platforms, and emerging channels. In addition to accessing the team and channels described below, we are also available to consult in communications planning and give advice, support, and recommendations. 

Channels & Support

Student events calendar

Submit your event to the student events calendar (dal.ca/studentevents) using this form

Truro events can be submitted to the campus-wide Truro events calendar by emailing s.rogers@dal.ca (Stephanie)

Dal Student Life blog

Take a look at our blog

Have an idea for a post? Email studentlife@dal.ca
Do you want to be a guest contributor? Pitch your idea to studentlife@dal.ca 

Weekly emails

  • To be added to the mailing list for the Dal Student Life weekly emails, or the International Centre emails, email studentlife@dal.ca
  • Submit content suggestions for Dal Student Life emails to studentlife@dal.ca

Email Schedule

FYI (emails that we are aware of!)

Email   Date
Dal Student Life – all Halifax students Biweekly on Wednesday 
Sept 6, 20, Oct 4, 18, Nov 1, 15, 29, Dec 13, Jan 10, 24, Feb 7, 21, Mar 7, 21, Apr 4
Dal AC Student Life – all Truro students
Dal Student Life – all new Halifax students Biweekly on Wednesday
Sept 13, 27, Oct 11, 25, Nov 8, 22, Dec 6, Jan 17, 31, Feb 14, 28, Mar 14, 28
Dal AC Student Life – all new Truro students
DSU Dispatch – all students
(created by DSU; distributed by Student Affairs C&M)
Biweekly on Tuesday
Dal News Weekly – faculty, staff & students
(created and distributed by Dalhousie C&M)
Weekly on Thursday
International Centre monthly newsletter
(created & distributed by International Centre)
First Tuesday of every month
Dalplex member newsletter
(created & distributed by A&R)
Last Monday of every month

Tiger suit rental

  • Email studentlife@dal.ca letting who you are and why you need it, and we will send you a form to complete so we can schedule your booking. 
  • Request a Student Life Street Team member as the Tiger using the student events submission form under the "notes" section (the cost may be charged back to your unit)


Access to photographs

  • Request access to the Dal Student Life Flickr Account (photographs of student events, campus buildings and stock photos by our Student Life Street Team) by emailing studentlife@dal.ca

Booking a photographer

Print materials

Note: requests will be prioritized due to limited resources (there's one Natalie and a lot of units to support!) 

New Student Success Guide

  • View the New Student Success Guide (Live, Learn, Lead) on the web as a flippable PDF
  • Request hard copies for your office by emailing studentlife@dal.ca

Additional channels on the Halifax campus


  • Drop off your posters (quantity: 40) to the SA Communications Office in Room G25 in the Killam Library by noon on Tuesdays for weekly distribution on Studley, Carleton, and Sexton campuses

Digital screens

  • Create and save your images as JPEG or PNG files (1366x768 pixels, RGB)
  • Email your screens to digital.signs@dal.ca to be uploaded within 48 hours (excluding weekends)

Note: You can also submit videos but they must be less than 30 seconds and have captioning or work with no sound. Email digital.signs@dal.ca for more information about accepted formats.

Digital screen locations

  • Wallace McCain Learning Commons
  • McCain Lobby
  • Rowe Building
  • Various Student Affairs Offices - International Centre, Health Services, Academic Advising, CLDC

Street team assistance

We have a team of students that complete office hours and attend events to help promote events and services at Dal.

How the Street Team can help you

  • distribute handbills to promote your event
  • take photographs events 
  • create content (primarily blog posts) related to your student audience 

How to access the Street Team

  • Include the request in the "notes" section of your event submission at dal.ca/studentevents
  • Email studentlife@dal.ca

Channels & support outside Student Affairs

Last updated September 2017