Orientation Sessions


These 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 orientations and sessions that your student is eligible to attend, visit dal.ca/orientation.  

Session Details Date & Platform

Agricultural Campus Family & Friends Session

For supporters of new students at the Agricultrual Campus

Identify how to help your student transition to university Thursday, August 20
7pm ADT
Zoom Webinar
Session Link

Supporting Students in a Smooth Transition to University Study

For supporters of all new Dalhousie students

Learn about the differences between expectations and reality associated with “going off to university” this September and help your student recognize the supports provided in high school that university students become responsible for as they develop maturity and independence. Monday, August 24
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How to be there for your student: A Panel Discussion

For supporters of all new Dalhousie students

Learn about the various supports available to students on campus that are not directly associated with academics; learn about opportunities for students to get involved in campus life such as societies, athletics, volunteering, and research; and hear from current faculty and staff about realistic student life needs and wants. Tuesday, August 25
8pm ADT
Zoom Webinar
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Residence Friends & Family Session
(Agricultural Campus)

For supporters of new students living in residence at the Agricultural Campus

Learn about residence life at the Agricultural Campus and how to support your student while they live on campus Thursday, August 27
7:30pm ADT
Microsoft Teams
Session Link

Able@Dal: Friends & Family

Open to all undergraduate students with disability and their friends/family.

Receive an introduction to the Student Accessibility Centre supports and accommodation services and learn about common challenges for students in the academic year.  Wednesday, September 2
8pm ADT
Zoom Webinar
Session Link

Student Health and Wellness: Supports and Services

For supporters of all new Dalhousie students at the Halifax Campus

Learn about the wide variety of services and resources offered to students by the Dalhousie Student Health and Wellness Centre. Watch now

Student VIP: Understanding the DSU Health Plan

For supporters of all new Dalhousie students

Learn about what is offered in the DSU Health Plan and how to access its services.  Watch now