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

Take a look at our site

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

Email newsletters

  • To be added to the mailing list for the Dal Student Life biweekly newsletters, or the International Centre monthly newsletters, email studentlife@dal.ca
  • Submit content suggestions for Dal Student Life newsletters to studentlife@dal.ca at least two weeks before the email date listed below

Email Schedule 2019–20

FYI (emails that we are aware of!)

Email   Audience Date
Dal Student Life All Halifax students Biweekly on Wednesday 
Sept. 4, 18; Oct. 2, 16, 30; Nov. 20; Dec. 4; Jan. 8, 22; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 11, 25; Apr. 8
Dal AC Student Life All Truro students
Dal Student Life  All new Halifax students Biweekly on Wednesday
Sept. 11, 25; Oct. 9, 23; Nov. 6, 27; Jan. 15, 29; Feb. 12; Mar. 4, 18; Apr. 1
Dal AC Student Life All new Truro students
DSU Dispatch 
(created by DSU; distributed by Student Affairs C&M)
All students TBD
Dal News Weekly 
(created and distributed by Dalhousie C&M)
Faculty, staff & students Weekly on Thursday
Black Student Advising Centre monthly newsletter (created & distributed by BSAC) Students of African descent on the Halifax Campus Last Thursday of every month
Indigenous Student Centre monthly newsletter (created & distributed by ISC) Indigenous students on the Halifax Campus  Last Thursday of every month
International Centre monthly newsletter 
(created & distributed by International Centre)
International students on the Halifax Campus First Thursday of every month
Dalplex member newsletter 
(created & distributed by Athletics & Recreation)
Dalplex members & students who opt in 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)

Photography

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 Jo and a lot of units to support!) 

Student Success Guide

  • View the Student Success Guide online as a flippable PDF
  • Request hard copies for your office by emailing studentlife@dal.ca

Additional channels on the Halifax campus

Postering

  • Drop off your posters (quantity: 40) to the SA Communications Office in Room G25 in the Killam Library by noon on Mondays for weekly distribution on Studley, Carleton, and Sexton campuses. Posters should be 8.5x11 or 8.5X14 in size.

Digital screens

  • Create and save your images as JPEG or PNG files (1366x768 pixels, RGB)
  • Email your screens to jo.castillo@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 no sound (captioning is fine). Email jo.castillo@dal.ca for more information about accepted formats.

Digital screen locations

  • Bissett Student Success Centre
  • International Centre
  • Student Health & Wellness Centre
  • Residences across campus (coordianted with the Residence Life) 
  • Dalplex (coordinated with Athletics & Recreation) 

Other:

  • Student Union Building
  • Rowe Building
  • Libraries 

Street team assistance

We have a team of students who create content and attend events to help tell student stories, and promote events and services at Dal.
 

How the Street Team can help you

  • take photographs at events 
  • create content related to your student audience 

How to access the Street Team


Channels & support outside Student Affairs


Last updated September 2017