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We understand that starting university, or returning to campus, can be an exciting yet at times overwhelming experience, which is totally okay! We would like to help ease your transition into life as a Dalhousie student and invite you to our Computer Science New to Dal events, virtual and drop-in sessions and activities.

Our orientation program supports you as a new or returning student in our Faculty (and at the university). Orientation serves as an introduction to academic, community, resources, support services, and social engagement opportunities.

Activities will be taking place throughout the term and are open to all students. Please continue to check this page and your Dalhousie email as activities and sessions will be added throughout the term!

Faculty of Computer Science Orientation Activities (January to February)

Information Sessions

Throughout the months of January and February, we have organized a range of in-person and virtual orientation sessions to help you settle into life at Dalhousie. 

Date & Time Location Topic & Theme Registration


Online session. 

Ask Me Anything with Associate Dean (Academic), Dr. Christian Blouin (Undergraduate).

In this session, Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty of Computer Science, Dr. Christian Blouin, to share his insights and advice to help you eliminate uncertainties and allow you to walk into your first year with confidence - as well as with your questions answered. 

Register for this session

January 19th

10:00 - 11:30 am

Virtual on MS Teams

Understanding the Importance of Academic integrity (Graduate, required).

In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn the common issues and cases Computer Science students face on Academic Integrity and how to avoid them. 

Register for this session

January 24th

3:00 – 4:00 pm


429/430, Goldberg Computer Science Building

Graduate Student Ambassadors Panel (Graduate).

In this session, our 4 graduate student ambassador leaders to share their stories and experience in the faculty and at Dal with you to help eliminate the uncertainties and allow you to walk into your program with confidence - as well as with your questions answered. 

Register for this session

January 30th

4:00 - 6:00 pm

Auditorium 127, Goldberg Computer Science Building

Getting Involved on Campus: Volunteerism & Community Engagement (All students).

In this session, Career Services share with you the importance of getting involved on campus through volunteering and community engagement. This is an essential service for students to gain knowledge and skills and make long-lasting friendships. 

Register for this session
February MS Teams Student Health and Wellness (All students). *Registration link to come*
February MS Teams Volunteering & Community Engagement (All students). *Registration link to come*


Faculty of Computer Science Orientation Activities (September to October)

Faculty of Computer Science Ask Me Booth with Student Ambassadors

  • January 9th – 31st, 2022 (not available on the weekends)
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Location: Main reception desk in the lobby of Goldberg Computer Science Building, following the "Ask Me" Signage.

Faculty of Computer Science Student Service Expo with Hot Chocolate & Donuts

As part of our Faculty of Computer Science winter orientation, we will be hosting a "Service Expo" for incoming students on Thursday, January 26th, 2022, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm in the atrium of Goldberg Computer Science Building. We will also be serving students hot chocolate and donuts.

This Service Expo is where students can grab some hot chocolate and sweets while visiting different booths to familiarize themselves with different services in the faculty and at Dal centrally. 

  • Date: January 26, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm 
  • Location: Lower-level atrium, Goldberg Computer Science Building