Orientation Handbook Sept/2018 [PDF - 734kb]

Fall Graduate Student Orientation (September 2018)

We hope you will join us for The Annual Dalhousie Graduate Student Orientation on August 30th from 9 am - noon. Please RSVP. 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 30th
Time: 9 am - noon (doors open at 8:45 am)

Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students WELCOME BBQ

Date: August 30
Time: 12 pm - 2 pm 
Location: Studley quad- outside the Henry Hicks Building and University Club
Details: free bbq for incoming students! Please rsvp and indicate any dietary restrictions.

Post-Orientation Coffee

You are invited to join your fellow new Graduate Students for a Post-Orientation Coffee. We hope you'll join us at the University Club Games Room at 2 pm on August 30th for a cup of coffee or tea and a treat. Please RSVP.

Pre-arrival Webinars

"How to apply for a Student Visa" featuring Kewoba Carter from the Dalhousie International Centre to answer specific questions about visas, as well as services for international students. You can watch a recording on vimeo.

"Getting involved in Graduate Student life at Dalhousie" featuring Kaitlynne Lowe, who is a current Master's student and the President of the Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies, you can view a recording on vimeo.

Online Orientation Modules

Start On Track - Online has 4 modules for incoming graduate students and is a great way to for you to get a head start and prepare yourself for your first semester. By completing the modules within this course, you will:

• learn tips and tricks to be successful in your first year at Dal
• identify on-campus resources that are available to you as a student
• navigate various university systems and processes (like Brightspace - did you know class information will be in there too?)

How to access the modules:
• Visit dal.brightspace.com
• Login using your NetID & password
• Click "Online Community - Start on Track Orientation" under "MyCourses"

Topics you will explore:

Module Release Date
Taking care of your health July 24th
Alcohol and substance use safely July 24th
Creating a consent culture on campus July 24th
About academic integrity August 21st

2018/2019 Orientation Presentations

Below you will find a list of the presentations (for the 2018/2019 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.

Video Links Presentor(s) File
Indigenous Elder Blessing Geri Musqua-LeBlanc
Elder in Residence
Welcome from the Dean Dean Marty Leonard
Welcome from Dalhousie Association of Graduate Studies (DAGS) Kaitlynne Lowe [PDF - 40kb]
Students' Rights and Responsibilities
Wendy Fletcher [PDF - 1mb]
Academic Integrity Bob Mann  
Student Health Plan Colleen Ralph [PDF -238kb]
Accessing Health and Wellness Services Hazel Ling and 
Raqual Poley
Getting support through Human Rights and Equity Services Nicole McKeever [PDF - 4mb]
Accessing the Black Student Advising Centre Oluronke Taiwo [PDF - 646kb]
Accessing the Indigenous Student Centre Michele Graveline [PDF - 1mb]
Using Dalhousie's Library Services Gwendolyn MacNairn [PDF - 3.2mb]
Services provided by the Centre for Learning and Teaching Jill McSweeney [PDF - 473kb]
Accessing the Writing Centre Margie Clow Bohan [PDF - 2mb]
Grad Students Panel: Being a Grad Student Ahmad Almallah
Georgeta Bauer
Keisha Jefferies