Orientation sessions

These New to Dal orientation sessions for family & friends are designed to provide student supporters with information as to how they can best support their student’s transition to university. Finding the right balance between helping your student and letting them figure things out on their own is challenging for many parents and other supporters. These sessions will help you identify available resources and how your role as a supporter may change throughout your student’s time at university.

For a complete listing of New to Dal orientations and sessions that your student is eligible to attend, visit dal.ca/new-to-dal.

Note: Check back in late November for New to Dal - Winter 2023 Family & Friends programing

Date Time Event title Location/format Notes
September 3 8:30 to 9 a.m. Check-In

Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building (lobby) 

Registration is now open for all Family & Friends sessions.
September 3 9 to 10 a.m. Family & Friends Panel Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building (Ondaatje Theatre) Sit down with a variety of people from across the university to talk about how to help your student get the most out of their Dalhousie experience.
September 3 10 to 11 a.m.  Supporting Your Students' Success at University Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building (Ondaatje Theatre) Learn tips and tricks on how your student can be successful at university and how you can support your student through their university experience.
September 3 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Health & Wellness at Dal Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building (Ondaatje Theatre) Learn about the different health services available and how wellness can contribute to your students’ success in university.
September 3 12 to 12:45 p.m. Break Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building (lobby)  Refreshments and snacks available.
September 3 1 to 2 p.m.  Residence Code of Conduct Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building (Scotiabank Auditorium) Learn about the different Dalhousie community expectations, the Code of Conduct that all students are represented under, and your students’ rights and responsibilities.
September 3 2 to 3 p.m.  Financing Their Education Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences building (Scotiabank Auditorium) Understand the costs associated with your students’ tuition, fees and general university costs, as well as the resources available to help support you and your student.