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.
Eating on campus definitely has its perks, and one of the big ones is having tons of choices available whenever you want them. But it can be easy to get caught up in pogo and bacon day in the dining hall, and as much as you tell yourself it’s only once, it can very easily become a daily indulgence. It’s important to be aware of what you’re putting in your body. Here are some tips and tricks for how to eat healthy so you can stay healthy, ace all your classes, and nourish your body!
Don’t have time to go to the gym? Don’t like the gym? I’m sure I don’t need to lecture you on how important it is to stay active, especially around exams! The experts suggest 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise a day to keep that heart and brain happy! So here are 7 easy exercises you can do in your own room or in any small space. [Read more…]
For those of you who have been out of town over the summer, welcome back! Four months may not seem like a lot of time, but a lot has changed since you were last on campus! From new buildings to new initiatives, locations, and re-brands, here are a few changes that have happened at Dal for 2017–18. Did we miss anything? Send us an email at email@example.com. [Read more…]
Residence Move-in Day is fast approaching, and you might be either a little nervous, a little excited, or a mix of both. Moving to a new home has that effect regardless of whether you’re moving from across the country or from the next town down the road. Although Move-in Day is one of the busiest days of the year on campus, there are ways to ensure a smooth transition into your new home. Here are our best tips and tricks for keeping on track during your big move. [Read more…]
If you’re not living at home or completely on your own, you’ll likely be living in residence or in an apartment, house, or flat with other people. And that means living in close quarters with roommates, floormates, or housemates. You could become best friends or bitter enemies. But if you follow these easy rules, there’s a good chance you’ll become lifelong friends. [Read more…]
Unless you have friends or older siblings who have gone through Orientation at Dal, you don’t really know what to expect. This is when you first really experience Dalhousie student life, meet people you could still be friends with years from now, and get ready to take on the next two, three, four, or more years of your life! So to prepare for one of the best weeks of your university experience, follow these handy tips. [Read more…]
When you’re thinking about what to pack for your first term at Dal, and what to look out for when you get here, you need to think beyond the obvious. Yes, make sure you have enough underwear and socks, some good rain gear, and your regular school supplies. But here are some other things that I find particularly useful. [Read more…]
Your DalCard is your key to student life at Dal. This little piece of plastic has a lot of jobs—from acting as your meal ticket to getting you a ride home. It will be one of the most important things in your pocket during your time here. Just check out what it can do for you. [Read more…]
The Dal Agricultural Campus is very excited to be welcoming a diverse new “crop” of Aggies. Dal AC prides itself on providing all students with a diverse and inclusive environment to help you “grow” in your own way. As part of this, the campus has a variety of different communities that will add to your Dal AC experience.