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.
One of the most important things anyone can tell you about coming to university for the first time is that family is everything. And while your folks back home are No. 1, I’m referring to your Dal family. University isn’t all about classes and assignments, it’s also about building lasting relationships with people you can relate to, building support systems, and making memories that last a lifetime. [Read more…]
If you’re starting in Agriculture at Dal, you’re probably wondering what to expect when you arrive on campus. One of the great things about being at Dal AC is that you get the services and resources of Dal in an intimate, tight-knit setting. And where else are you going to find cows and lumberjacks on campus? You’ll discover a lot of great things when you arrive, but these 15 tips will help get you started. [Read more…]
You’ll be finding out a lot about Dal but there are always a few secrets that students discover when they get here. OK, so they’re not exactly secrets, but these 23 tips will help make your life a bit easier when you arrive on campus. [Read more…]
If you’ve been accepted to residence you would have been given a room number in your offer letter. It might look something like “Risley, 1318” or “Howe Hall, Cameron House, 125,” but at this point you may not have a clue what that actually means—and little idea what your new home is going to look like. Don’t fret: we have the insider’s guide on all major residence buildings at Dal. [Read more…]
I’ve lived in Residence Life Learning Communities (RLLCs) at Dalhousie for two years—one as a student, and one as a Residence Assistant. RLLCs integrate specific topics into the residence experience. They bring together like-minded students to foster a strong sense of personal development and community. [Read more…]
Dalhousie’s dietitian, Angela Emmerson, shares 5 tips to help you eat and stay healthier during exams.
It’s no surprise that eating healthy is good for you. It’s good for your mental and physical health and can help prevent short-term illnesses. But getting into the habit of proper nutrition can be overwhelming—especially when you’re away from home. Luckily, it’s easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle at Dal. [Read more…]