Are you moving out of residence this year? Not sure what you need to do or need to know? Here’s everything you need to know before you leave your room for the last time. [Read more…]
Mention the term “ombudsperson” to most people and you’ll be met with blank stares. Sounds like it could vaguely be some sort of government official. But do you actually know what an ombudsperson is and what they do? (Quick answer: It’s someone who can help you with certain issues when you have no idea where to go.) And did you know we have an Ombudsperson Office right here at Dalhousie? Here’s what they do and why you’d want to contact them. [Read more…]
With exams and the end of the school year drawing closer and closer, our motivation to be functional humans drops every day. As students, we’re pros at doing things the easiest way possible. Why make it harder for ourselves with so much going on in our lives? With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of life hacks that will make your day (or week) a little bit easier. [Read more…]
Let’s face it, sometimes you just don’t have the time, or the motivation, to haul yourself all the way down to the dining hall. Or how about when you get home from class late and the dining hall is closed. For all the times you can’t go to meal hall, or just don’t want to, here are 5 easy dinners you can cook in your dorm room using just a microwave, a knife, a plate, a mug, and a fork. [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.
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…]