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Orientation Handbook Jan/2018 [PDF - 656kb]

Fall Graduate Student Orientation (September 2018)

If you are a new Masters or PhD student, the Faculty of Graduate Studies will soon be inviting you to an orientation session for all incoming graduate students on Thursday August 30th, 2018, from 9:00 am to 12:00pm (to be confirmed).

Pre-arrival Webinar

You are invited to a Dalhousie Faculty of Graduate Studies pre-arrival webinar. Please register here.

These webinars are for all new graduate students.

The June 26th session “Getting involved in Graduate Student life at Dalhousie” will begin with a discussion with Kaitlynne Lowe, who is a current Master's student and the President of the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies, followed by a Q&A period. So bring your questions about student life at Dalhousie!

The July 12th session “How to apply for a Student Visa” will feature Kewoba Carter from the Dalhousie International Centre to answer specific questions about visas, as well as services for international students. This will be followed by a Q&A period.

If you are an international student, the Dalhousie International Student Centre is holding a series of four pre-arrival webinars we encourage you to register for as well. Their webinars are:

  • Visa and Permit Information, Saturday June 2, 2018 at 10am (ADT) -0300 UTC
  • Housing and Arrival, Saturday June 23, 2018 at 10am (ADT) -0300 UTC
  • Living in Halifax, Saturday July 14, 2018 at 10am (ADT) -0300 UTC
    Student Life and Dalhousie Saturday July 28, 2018 at 10am (ADT) -0300 UTC

We look forward to meeting you on June 26th for Getting involved in Graduate Student life at Dalhousie, and again on July 12th for How to apply for a Student Visa.

Join us for a pre-arrival webinar.

2017/2018 Orientation Presentations

Below you will find a list of the presentations (for the 2017/2018 academic year). The links in the Title column connect you to the video on Youtube. Their supporting file, if applicable, will be in the File column.




Dean's Welcome Dean Marty Leonard
[PDF - 850kb]
Students' Rights and Responsibilities
Wendy Fletcher [PDF - 915kb]
Intro to Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students (DAGS) Corey Degagne
Academic Integrity Bob Mann  
Centre for Learning and Teaching Jill McSweeney [PDF - 600kb]
Grad Students Panel - Being a Graduate Student JeyaBalaji Samuthiravelu  
Heather Webster  
Tara Imlay
Professional Development Dean Marty Leonard  
Dal Library System Gwendolyn MacNairn  
Writing Centre Adam Auch