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…]
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!
On Saturday, September 9, Dalhousie and the DSU will be hosting the 10th annual Community Day, an annual event that provides you with an opportunity to give back to the local community by spending a day volunteering at various organizations around Halifax. I’ve been taking part for the past four years and have had amazing experiences, so here are my Top 6 reasons why you should sign up for Community Day. [Read more…]
So you’re starting at Dal! Yeah! We have a bunch of amazing Orientation events to welcome you to campus, introduce you to new lifelong friends, help you be a successful student, and make you feel part of the Dalhousie community. And one of the most popular Orientation traditions we have is the Induction ceremony. [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…]
One of the best things about being at Dalhousie is being able to hit the coast whenever you want to do pretty much whatever you want. Surfing, parasailing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, kayaking, whale watching, deep-sea fishing—the list goes on. Whatever kind of adventure you’re up for, Nova Scotia has it. And the fact that New Brunswick and P.E.I. are so nearby means you have even more opportunities in the amazing Maritimes. [Read more…]
Once you arrive on campus, you need to start making the most of your time here. So what’s the best way to reach your potential? Use the services available to you. Don’t be shy, don’t be nervous. They’re here for you, your tuition fees help pay for them, so use them. [Read more…]