We are excited to meet you. Orientation starts Tuesday, September 5th, 2023.  The Orientation Week schedule is linked below. Details are subject to change so check this page regularly.

Questions about Orientation?  Contact program staff at inform@dal.ca.

Orientation Events Schedule

We also encourage you to keep an eye on our online events calendar to stay informed about what's happening throughout the year.

Orientation Schedule:

Events marked "ISSA" are organized by the Information Science Student Association. All events are in the Kenneth C. Rowe building, unless otherwise stated. See "Campus Map & Room Locations" below for more details.

2023 Orientation Poster [PDF - 448 KB]

Note: details are subject to change. Please check this page regularly.

Date Time Location Event Contact Email
Tuesday, Sept 5th 12:30-1:30pm Rowe 4034 Meet & Greet (ISSA) Isabel Brechin
Alissa Kossar
Tuesday, Sept 5th 1:30-2:30pm Rowe 4034 Campus Tour (ISSA) Isabel Brechin is417236@dal.ca
Wednesday, Sept 6th 8:30am Rowe 3089 INFO 5500 Intro Philippe Mongeon pmongeon@dal.ca
Wednesday, Sept 6th 10:00am Rowe 3089 Faculty/Staff Intros Program Staff inform@dal.ca
Wednesday, Sept 6th 11:45am-1:00pm Rowe 3087 Associations Display/Lunch Robyn Smith
Program Staff
Wednesday, Sept 6th 1:15-2:30pm Rowe 3089 Alumni Career Panel Cat Gracey
Program Staff
Thursday, Sept 7th 3:00-4:30pm Killam Library Summer Shine
(Dal Libraries intern presentations)
Jackie Phinney
Courtney Bayne
Friday, Sept 8th 1:00-2:30pm Online (Teams) Student Support Service presentations Program Staff inform@dal.ca
Friday, Sept 8th 4:00-5:30pm Rowe 4034 EDIA Orientation Isabel Brechin is417236@dal.ca
Saturday, Sept 9th 7:00-10:00pm Oxford Taproom, 6418 Quinpool Rd All student mixer (ISSA) Hailey Wills hl952915@dal.ca
Monday, Sept 11th 12:30-2:30pm The Wave, Lower Water Street Halifax Tour Hailey Wills hl952915@dal.ca

Microsoft Teams Tips (for virtual events)

General Administrative Information *Important-Please Read*

  • Dalhousie Important Dates calendar: Please bookmark this and refer to it regularly.
  • Questions about tuition or payments? Contact Student Accounts.
  • Dalhousie Email Address: Please create this and activate it as soon as possible. All information related to your studies will be sent to this email.  More information about setting up your email and IT support is available from ITS or by contacting support@dal.ca
  • If you need help but are unsure where to go, email inform@dal.ca and we will try our best to direct you.

Program staff cannot provide assistance with IT issues, or tuition and fees.

Academic Support Series

These sessions are hosted by the IM Liaison Librarian. Visit the Academic Support Series page for more details.

Note: some sessions are mandatory for incoming students. We encourage you to attend all sessions, even if attendance is not required.

DalCard Activation Information *Important-Please Read*

Your DalCard serves as your student ID, swipe card room access, transit pass and debit card.

Please visit the DalCard website for details about obtaining your card. 

Questions about DalCard?


International Student Support

For Staff support: Contact inform@dal.ca

For Peer support: Contact Alison Brierley (al288583@dal.ca), Mercy Chikezie (mr576353@dal.ca), or Catherine Gracey (ct491128@dal.ca).

For General support: Contact the Dalhousie International Centre