The Dalhousie Academic Timetable can be confusing when you first look at it. There are a lot of numbers, letters, codes, and colours to figure out. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to avoid common registration errors on registration day! [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again: all the fun year-end events are happening! There are society galas and cultural nights galore! And the best part is you don’t have to be in a particular program or part of a society to enjoy them! So clean yourself up, put on your fancy clothes, and let off some steam as you prepare for your finals. Here are a bunch of them to check out, and you can always find other great things to do at dal.ca/studentevents. [Read more…]
Believe it or not, final exams are going to be here before you know it and now is the time to start preparing. You may not be able to control time, but there are some things you can do to control how you spend it.
Being from Bermuda, I wasn’t used to tons of snow and freezing temperatures, which are both trademarks of Nova Scotia living. Imagine my surprise my first winter semester at Dal when it snowed and snowed…and kept snowing! Snow is beautiful, but not so much when it’s up to your knees and you’ve got to trudge through it to get to class when you’d rather just stay in bed. Yes, winter can be a hassle, but here’s how you can make those long winter months halfway bearable. [Read more…]
Living in residence can be fantastic. You don’t have to cook your own meals, deal with absentee landlords, or worry about paying for your heat. But a lot of students choose to live off campus, and it has its own set of benefits. Beyond cooking for yourself, dealing with monthly bills, and being responsible for your own space, there are some things you need to think about when deciding to live off campus. Here are 8 things to keep in mind.
Having a good landlord can make or break your off-campus housing experience. Constantly fighting to get every little thing repaired (and not having much luck) can be incredibly frustrating, let alone worrying about them dinging you for every pinhole. Don’t get me wrong, there are incredible landlords out there. These are ones who genuinely care about your well-being and will go to bat for you if they need to. And those are the ones we want you to find! So here are some signs of a bad landlord, and some tips to help you navigate a potentially bad situation. [Read more…]
It’s easy to get stressed out this time of year. The excitement of the start of the year has faded, you’re dealing with midterms, and thinking about what needs to be done before the end of term and exams. Fortunately, Dal has a lot of services and resources available to help support you. [Read more…]
A semester or year abroad is a foreign concept to a lot of Dal students (pardon the pun), but it doesn’t have to be! Take it from me, it’s possible to go abroad, graduate in four years, and have the time of your life—without breaking the bank. [Read more…]
Leaving your childhood friends, peers from school, and family can be very hard! I remember being very worried about where I would make friends in University. The huge classes and new faces can be daunting. Making friends in Canada was a little different than it was for me at home. In fact, coming from an island of 150 people, it wasn’t very often that I had the opportunity to practice my friend-making skills! Upon arriving at Dal, I was surprised at how quickly I acquired a great group of friends from my residence, classes, and other universities. In this article, I’ve put together a quick list of ways to grow your Dal family once you get here!
Starting university in a new country can be pretty scary! Before my arrival in Halifax, I was a mess of nerves- worried about how I would make friends, what classes would be like, and how to get comfortable in the city. Lucky for me, I attended International Student Orientation! I found myself surrounded by other international students and there was so much to learn. Lots of the great tips that got me through my first year came from the information at International Orientation. Here are 7 reasons to attend International Student Orientation!