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Orientation Handbook [PDF - 775kb]

If you are a new Dlahousie Graduate Student, then we hope you will join us for The Annual Dalhousie Graduate Student Orientation on August 31st from 1-4pm. Please register by filling out this form.

Graduate Studies Orientation is a chance for all new Graduate Students to meet other Graduate Students and hear about some of the services offered at Dalhousie as well as your rights and responsibilities as a Graduate Student.

Location: Ondaatje Hall in the Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building (6135 University Avenue).
Date: Thursday, August 31st, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (doors open at 12:45pm)
The session will include:

  • A panel discussion of current Graduate Students talking about their experiences as first year Grad Students and important tips for success
  • Opportunities to network with other Graduate students
  • Speakers TBA
  • A presentation from the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students
  • Information about the Faculty of Graduate Studies (location, services provided)
  • A presentation on Academic Integrity
  • Information about Student rights and responsibilities
  • Information about General Campus services
  • Information about the many student services on campus including Professional Development resources
  • Door prizes
  • Refreshments

DAGS Orientation BBQ

DAGS will be hosting an orientation BBQ for new graduate students on August 31 from 11-1p.

2016/17 Orientation Presentations

Below you will find a list of the presentations (for the 2016/2017 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