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Together@Dal: Grad Edition

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Meet the Dalhousie community

Each semester, the Faculty of Graduate Studies welcomes new students joining us from locations locally, nationally and around the world. To bring us all together, we’ve created the Together@Dal: Grad Edition (T@DGE).

T@DGE features an in-person orientation, #gradchats with current graduate students, live virtual events, and Brightspace modules all designed to introduce you to the resources available at Dalhousie and equip you to start your degree program.  

We look forward to welcoming you to the Dalhousie graduate student community!

In case you missed it! We also have a checklist for new graduate students.

Workshops and panel discussions

Join us, in person or virtually, for an opportunity to learn more about life as a graduate student at Dal, what resources are available to you, and connect with fellow graduate students.

Karaoke and Games Social
Date: Thursday, February 23 
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. AST (Registration closes February 22 at 4 p.m.)

#GradChats and Q&As

Curious about life as a Dal graduate student? Chat with graduate peer mentors and expand your network.

#Gradchat: Virtual Drop in Q/A: How was the first term in this new academic year?
Date: Wednesday, October 4 (Registration closes October 3 at noon)
Time: 6–7 p.m. ADT 
Location: Microsoft Teams

#Gradchat: How to make the most of the rest of the term?
Date: Wednesday, October 11 (Registration closes October 10 at noon)
Time: 2:30–3:30 p.m. ADT 
Location: Room 429/430, Goldberg Computer Science Building

#Gradchat: Imposter Phenomenon as a Graduate Student
Date: Wednesday, November 14 (Registration closes November 13 at noon)
Time: noon–1:00 p.m. ADT 
Location: Rowe Management Building - Room 5001

Brightspace modules

Be entered to win an Apple Watch
If you submit to all four reflection quiz questions, you will be entered in a draw to win an Apple Watch! All questions must be completed before Monday, September 25, 2023, at 9 a.m. (Atlantic Time) (open to new graduate students at Dalhousie beginning their program in September 2023). Full contest details are available on Brightspace. 

The T@DGE Brightspace course includes four modules that you can explore at your own pace. Sign in to Brightspace using your Dalhousie NetID and password, and click on 'Together@Dal: Grad Edition' under 'My Courses' on the left side of the page to get started. 

If you don't see the course listed, email us at with your full name, NetID and B00 number, and we'll set you up.

Module 1: What the Dal?  
Find out how to get involved in the Dalhousie community and discover the campus resources available to help you succeed.

Module 2: Thriving in Graduate School  
Learn how to stay motivated, resilient and confident when starting your program online.

Module 3: Relationship Building  
Nobody makes it through graduate school alone. Discover the importance of making social connections and identify tips to stay in touch with your peers, professors, and departmental staff.

Module 4: Creating a Graduate Student Game Plan  
Develop strategies to kick-start your graduate studies and build your skills through professional development.

Get recognized for your efforts 

When you complete the reflection activities at the end of each of the four modules, Together@Dal: Grad Edition can be added to your  Co-Curricular Record (CCR), a document that records your extra-curricular and volunteer activities.

More in-person events

New graduate students are encouraged to check out all New to Dal events, including International Student OrientationAble@Dal, the Black Student Advising Centre (BSAC) Welcome Eventevents hosted by the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC), the 2SLGBTQ+ Services Fair, and more.