Orientation 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and following the guidelines on physical distancing proposed by the Public Health Agency of Canada, the Fall 2020 Orientation programming will be mostly moved into an online format.

This new online orientation programming supports you as a new student in our Faculty (and at the university).  Orientation serves as an introduction to academic, community, resources, support services, and social engagement opportunities within a virtual format.

Faculty of Computer Science orientation activities

FCS Technical Sessions

An orientation session to inform new and current students of the services that the Technical Services team at FCS offers, and an introduction to the people on the team.

These will be 30 minute sessions with a 20 minute presentation by the Manager of Technical Services  and the team, via a Teams meeting. There will be a 10 minute Q and A component.

The session will be recorded for those unable to attend.

To learn more about the team and how they're here to help you, watch their newest videos! 

Master of Applied Computer Science (MACS)

Date: September 15, 11:30am-12:30pm

Description: Welcome to Dal MACS, a professionally-focused program offered by the Faculty of Computer Science. In this online event, we welcome new students from the Fall 2020 cohort to the MACS program.

Watch the orientation videos at your convenience and join us for this formal welcome, an informal discussion and Q&A session on Microsoft Teams. Stay safe and healthy!

Location: Online on Microsoft Teams. Click on this link to join the session on 15 Sept. at 11:30am (Atlantic Time, Halifax).

Please note that the online meeting experience on Teams is best on the native desktop or mobile version of the app. The browser version of Teams is not very reliable for audio/video calls. Please download the app and join this session through the app. Thanks!

Master of Computer Science (MCS) & PhD

Date: September 10, 11:30 - 1

Attend this session to get all the information you need to start your research and classes, and get all your questions answered by our team! 

Location: Join our session through Microsoft Teams

We've also created some videos to support our newest research students with the transition to remote learning and research. Watch our videos here.

If you can't find what you're looking for here, please email graduate@cs.dal.ca

Master of Digital Innovation (MDI)

Date: September 9, 1:00pm-3:00pm

We have created some videos to welcome new students to our Master of Digital Innovation (MDI) program. We're here to support you with your transition to the program and remote learning!

Undergraduate (Applied Computer Science & Computer Science)

On September 8, we hosted an orientation session for new undergraduate computer science students to:

  • Highlight what you need to know as a first year student
  • Introduce you to some staff and profs who you will get to know during your studies
  • Welcome you to our community

We recorded the session for those that were unable to attend.