You’ve made one of the biggest decisions so far in your life: to go to university. You’ve also made one of the best decisions by choosing Dal. Not only is it an amazing university, with fantastic campuses, classes, and profs, but it’s also in one of the best cities in the country. [Read more…]
Coming to university for the first time can be scary, even when students have siblings, parents, or other family members who have gone before them to guide them through the process. It can be a whole other story for folks who are the first in their families to take the leap. [Read more…]
Summer, summer, summer, summer. While the spring in Nova Scotia has been a bit up and down this year, we promise a beautiful full-blown summer is right around the corner! And if you’re lucky enough to be here for the next few months, you should put together a bucket list and start checking it off right away. Here are some ideas to get you started! [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.
There are a few different orientations to choose from at Dal. Attending orientation can provide you with incredible memories for years, and hopefully set the right tone for your time at Dal. The entire Dal community comes together to provide you with a warm welcome, and helps make you feel comfortable in your new home. Sweet deal! [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.
If you’re not from Halifax, it’s always exciting when your family or friends come to visit. Especially when it’s your parents who want to pamper you after not being with you for a while! Maybe they’re coming out to take you home after exams? Make the most of your time with them by showing them what’s so special about this place. Here are some recommended things to do when you have family or friends visiting. [Read more…]
Ah, March 17. St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a date that’s well known to university students. It lands in the final weeks of school, right between mid-terms and finals, and this year it’s on a Saturday! So it’s no wonder you want to let loose and celebrate your Irish pride (or your wannabe Irishness). Check out our quick guide for events at Dal and some tips to celebrate safely. [Read more…]
The 33rd Annual Rick Russell Woodsmen Competition is happening this Saturday, Feb. 10, and as our lumberjacks sharpen their axes to get ready, it’s time for us to prepare to cheer them on. For those of you who are new to campus, this is a HUGE day in the Dal AC calendar. So are 5 hacks to make the most of the day. [Read more…]
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…]