Schedule

Please check back and continue to monitor your email for updates regarding New to Dal - Agricultural Campus programming. 

New to Dal - AC programming will be held in-person on our Truro campus. Students will have access to additional supports and information virtually. Online components can be accessed at dal.ca/brightspace

Masks are strongly encouraged when in public areas of buildings or when at large indoor gatherings. Please respect the comfort level of others with regards to masking and social distancing. 

Get involved with New to Dal to win prizes! Students can earn points towards the New to Dal Cup or House Points by attending and checking into events on their DalMobile App or with your DalCard. Information sessions will offer door prizes, so you could walk away with some Dal SWAG following certain sessions. 

  

Drop-in Events

Date & Location

Event Description

Fri, Sept 2nd  12:00pm-4:00pm

Sat, Sept 3rd  9:00am-1:00pm

Horseshoe Crescent

New To Dal Check-in and Welcome Pack Pick-up

Meet your AC Student Leaders and grab your Welcome Pack!

Look for the tent and student leaders dressed in Dal Gear.

Your pack contains items to help you participate in NTD events and programs, including your bracelet to access Jenkins Hall for meals.

Thurs - Fri        Sept 1st - 2nd 9:00am-4:00pm    

Sat, Sept 3rd  10:00am-2:00pm

Enrolment Services Centre, Cox Institute

Pay Tuition and DalCard Pick-up 

Tutition and fees are due on September 16th, 2022 for the fall term.

On-campus students will pick up their DalCard when checking in to campus housing. Off-campus students will need to pick up their DalCard from Enrolment Services

DalCards will be required to enter into prize draws at some events. Please remember to submit your photo for your DalCard prior to arriving on campus. 

Thurs - Fri      Sept 1st-2nd    9:00am-4:00pm

Sat, Sept 3rd 10:00am-2:00pm

Dal AC Bookstore, Cox Institute

Shop for Textbooks and Dal Gear

 

Drop-in during store hours to purchase course textbooks, school supplies, and Dalhousie-branded items.

Info about required texts can be found at the Bookstore or in course outlines provided by instructors. Students may wait to purchase textbooks until after attending their first class. 

Thurs - Fri     Sept 1st-2nd  9:00am-9:00pm

Sat Sept 3rd  10:00am - 5:00pm

Classroom, Langille Athletic Centre

E-sport Gaming Lounge

*Cup points  

 

Hang out in the  Langille Athletic Centre (LAC) classroom and let off some steam with E-sports and games. Socialize and get your game on together with your fellow students!

Stay up-to-date with varsity events, E-sport tournaments and other fun activities at the LAC by following them on Instagram, @dalacrams

Thur - Fri              Sept 1st-2nd  1:00pm-5:00pm

Student Learning Commons, MacRae Library

MacRae Library Tours

*Cup points

 

Drop in to speak with Library staff and learn about available services and supports. Library staff can assist you with research for a project or paper, accessing reserved textbook, and booking study space.

Thursday, September 1st

Date & Location Event Description
Thursday, September 1st

Room 383, Cox Institute

10:00am - 12:00pm

International Student Session 

Welcome and Enrolment Services

*Cup points

Welcome: A session to welcome International students to Dal AC. Meet our campus Dean, Dr. Gray and your program advisors as they welcome you to the Dal AC family. 

Enrolment: Learn how to register for your courses, dates and other details for registration. Meet in small groups with your advisor to hear the best information on courses for this and upcoming semesters. 

Jenkins Hall

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch 

 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Room 383, Cox Institute

2:00pm - 4:00pm

International Student Session 

Campus Services and What's the Weather Like? 

*Cup points

Campus Services: Meet the staff that are here to support you throughout your study at Dal AC. You will be surprised by the support services available!

What's the Weather Like? A fun learning activity about Nova Scotia's four seasons to help prepare you for the chilly season ahead.

Jenkins Hall

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Supper/Dinner

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Cumming Hall

6:00pm - 8:00pm

International Student Welcome 

Shopping for Essentials

Free bus service to Walmart and Dollarama. Get the last minute essentials from socks to salads, shampoo to bed sheets.

Program Room, MacRae Library

7:00pm - 9:00pm

Film Screening: First Nations Educational Film and Monsters University

*Cup points

Join your NTD Leaders for a screening of an Indigenous film discussing the history of dance styles. This is an opportunity to learn and grow together as we celebrate our diverse cultural backgrounds on campus. 

Following the short Indigenous film, Monsters University will be played. Join Sully and Mike as they adjust to university life. 

 

Friday, September 2nd

Date & Location  Event Description
Friday, September 2nd

Jenkins Hall

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Room 383, Cox Institute

9:30am - 12:00pm

International Student Welcome  

Academic Integrity & Culture Shock 

*Cup points

Academic Integrity and the Canadian Classroom: The first semester can be the most challenging so we are here to help you get it right from the start!

Beyond the Classroom: Your academics are a top priority, but there is more to life than books and grades- we'll share tips on how you can "get a life"!

Culture Shock and Adaptation: Identifying challenges you may face in adjusting to life in Canada and providing tips to navigate to success. 

Jenkins Hall

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Program Room, MacRae Library

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Able@Dal  

*Door prize

Specifically designed session for first-year students who are receving academic accommodations due to a permanent disability.

Led by faculty, staff and students, this session focusses on skill development and learning strategies that are essential to your success. 

Room 383, Cox Institute

1:00pm - 4:00pm

International Student Welcome  

Student Employment & Q&A with Peers 

*Cup points

Study Permit & Working: Your study permit is more than just a piece of paper- learn what it can do for you as a student, worker, and more.

Hear it From Your Peers: This is an informal Q&A session with current Dal AC students and peer mentors who will share their stories and answer your questions about life at Dal. 

DASA Student Space, MacRae Library

2:00pm - 5:00pm

New to Dal Creative Spaces  (drop-in) Chat with your NTD Leaders about what life at Dal is like. Play board games with new friends, craft personal mementos of your NTD journey, or simply relax in this casual, welcoming space. 

Enrolment Services Centre, Cox Institute

3:00pm-4:00pm

Campus Tour 

Tour are first come, first serve

*Cup points

Join your NTD Leader for a 60 min guided walking tour of campus and see all the best places to learn, study, and hangout!

Families and friends are welcome to join. Access to academic buildings will be limited.

Tours depart at 3pm, 3:30pm, and 4pm. 

Jenkins Hall

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner/Supper 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Gym, Langille Athletic Centre

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Line Dancing 

*Clean, in-door footwear required

Put on your dancing shoes and let Ashley lead you through an hour of dancing and fun! All experience levels are welcome.

Line dancing is a choreographed routine that has a repeated sequence of steps, and we dance to a mix of music including country and today's hits. It's sure to be a laugh!

The Barn, Jenkins Hall

8:00pm - 9:30pm 

New to Dal AC Pub Trivia 

*Cup points 

Ready for your first high-stakes university exam? Test your general trivia knowledge with host Andre Myette, and earn points for your NTD Cup. Students will complete in their NTD teams. Win team and individual prizes, too!

Pop and Bubly will be available for purchase from the DASA Barn staff. Cash only. Snacks will be provided. 

 

Saturday, September 3rd

Date & Location Event Description
Saturday, September 3rd

Jenkins Hall

8:00am-9:00am

Breakfast 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Room 383, Cox Institute

9:30am-12:00pm

International Student Welcome 

Community Visit & Banking

Free bus service to downtown Truro. Visit the Farmer's Market, complete your banking, and enjoy getting to know our community. 

Enrolment Services Centre, Cox Institute

10:00am-12:00pm

Campus Tour 

Tours are first come, first serve

*Cup points

 

Join your NTD Leader for a 60 min guided walking tour of campus and see all the best places to learn, study, and hangout!

Families and friends are welcome to join. Access to academic buildings will be limited.

Tours depart at 10am, 10:30am, and 11am. 

Trueman House

10:00am-10:30am

Friends and Family Info Session

Residence Edition

Moving away from home is a new and exciting experience. Join Residence Managers for a presentation about the supports we offer to your students as they begin the transition away from home to independent living. 

Residence Life, Food Services and extra safety precautions will all be covered.

There will be an opportunity for supporters to ask questions.  

CANCELLED - please reach out to ssdalac@dal.ca with any questions or concerns

Indigenous Student Supports and Service Chat

 

Meet with the Indigenous Student Manager, Keah Gloade,  and some of your fellow students from the Indigenous Student Collective! Make important connections and begin forming supportive relationships with your peers at this casual session.

Jenkins Hall

11:00am-1:00pm

Lunch 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Jenkins Hall

12:00pm-12:30pm

Friends & Family Info Session

Student Success

Friends and supporters are invited to join their student for lunch and a discussion with Student Success about campus supports. 

Alumni Theatre, Cumming Hall 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Induction Ceremony 

*Cup points

The official welcome to Dalhousie University. 

Cumming Hall Lawn

2:30pm-3:30pm

Get to Know Your Fellow Aggies 

Ice Breakers

*Cup points

Make friends and build connections through fun activities to "break the ice" with your new classmates. Whether you prefer high-energy games or a friendly chat, there is something for everyone to join in. 

Cumming Hall Lawn

3:30pm-5:00pm

House Cup Challenge 

Haybale Sculpting

*House points

Bring your house spirit and get your creative juices flowing! Work together to build a themed sculpture from hay bales, then take a break for a free ice cream! 

Jenkins Hall

5:00pm-6:00pm

Supper/Dinner

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

The Barn, Jenkins Hall 

6:30pm-7:30pm

Townhouse Meeting 

*Door prize

Mandatory for all new students living off-campus. 

Residence Building

6:30-7:30pm

Residence House Meetings Mandatory for all new students living in residence. 

Campus Woodlot, Chapman House

7:30pm-10:00pm

DASA Bonfire 

*Cup points

Bring a musical instrument and your best campfire stories to sit together around the fire. 

Festivities will start off with a display from a local Jingle Dress Dancer, Patience Sylliboy. 

Sunday, September 4th

Date & Location Event Description
Sunday, September 4th

Jenkins Hall

8:00am -9:00am

Breakfast 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

9:00am-10:15am

From Surviving to Thriving 

All you need to know about staying healthy at university.

*Door Prize and Cup points

Meet the Health Services team as they give you key tips to maintain your health and wellness at university. Learn what resources are available to support you and how to access them. 

Cumming Hall Lawn

10:30am-11:30am

DiversiTEA Circle 

*Door Prize

Grab a free iced coffee or tea, and join Vicki and Raina from DalSage and DalOUTT to learn how you can help foster a welcoming and inclusive community at Dal AC through interactive activities in a safe and supportive environment. 

Jenkins Hall

12:00pm -1:00pm

Lunch 

 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

DASA Student Space, MacRae Library

1:00pm - 9:00pm

New to Dal Creative Spaces  (drop-in)

*Library may close early if space is not in use

Chat with your NTD Leaders about what life at Dal is like. Play board games with new friends, craft personal mementos of your NTD journey, or simply relax in this casual, welcoming space. 

Cumming Hall

1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm (bus pick-up times)

Open swim at RECC or Wal-mart shopping trip

*Students will be able to attend the open swim, visit the gym and other facilities using their day pass

Students must bring their RECC pass, provided within their Welcome Pack. Space on the bus is first come, first serve and will pick students up from campus at Cumming Hall at designated times. 

Students are asked to return on the bus following their arrival time. The final bus will return to campus from the RECC at 4:30pm

Jenkins Hall

5:00pm -6:00pm

Supper/Dinner

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Cumming Hall

5:30pm -7:30pm

Riverbreeze Farm & Corn Maze

 

 

Make your way through the giant corn maze, play some barnyard games, and visit the petting zoo at Riverbreeze! Busses will pick you up and bring you back to campus- if you don't get lost!

For safety, if you decide not to take the bus back to campus you must check-in with an NTD Leader or staff member. 

 

Monday, September 5th

Date & Location Event Description
Monday, September 5th

Jenkins Hall

8:00am - 9:00am

Breakfast 

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

9:00am-10:00am

Not Your Average Sex Talk

*Cup points

Consent, culture, sexual assault and navigating student life in 2022 

Hosted by Lyndsay Anderson (she/her) with HRES.

Riverview Room, Jenkins Hall

10:00am-10:30am

NTD Leader Ask Me Anything Panel Attend a panel discussion hosted my Student Success to hear more about the student expereince and get advise from current AC students. 

Lounge, Jenkins Hall

10:30am - 11:30am

Mature & Transfer Student Coffee 

*Cup points

Get to know your fellow mature and transfer students over a quiet coffee and a chat. 

Jenkins Hall

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Lunch 

Farm Safety Session begins at 12:30pm

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

DASA Student Space, MacRae Library

1:00pm - 3:00pm

New to Dal Creative Spaces  (drop-in) Chat with your NTD Leaders about what life at Dal is like. Play boardgames with new friends, craft personal mementos of your NTD journey, or simply relax in this casual, welcoming space. 

Lawn, MacRae Library

1:00pm - 3:00pm

DASA's Bubble Barn Slip & slide into the new year! This silly, slippery soaker slide down the hill is sure to be a favourite memory!

LAC Soccer Field

2:00pm

Men's Soccer Exhibition Game 

 

Cheer on our men's soccer team at this exhibition game as they face off against the U18 Soccer Cape Breton team. Bring your cowbells and make some noise, Aggies!

Jenkins Hall

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Supper/Dinner

Grab a bite with your fellow Aggies. Free for all new to Dal AC students.

Remember to wear your braclet to enter Jenkins Hall and receive your meal for free.

Patio, Jenkins Hall

5:30pm-7:30pm

Country Fair 

*Door prize

Are you brave enough to ride the mechanical bull?  Munch on popcorn, play classic fair games, and enjoy the last evening before classes start. All the fun of the fair, brought to you by DASA! 

Tuesday, September 6th

Date & Location Event Description
Tuesday, September 6th

Room 33, Banting Building

11:30am-12:25pm

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Engineering Meet your academic advisor, Dr. Peter Havard to learn more about your program requirements and engineering discipline. 

Room 4, Rural Reseach Centre

11:30am-12:00pm 

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Technology Diploma Plant Science Meet your academic advisor, Scott Veitch to learn more about your program requirements and career opportunities. 

Room 212, Extension Engineering

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Landscape Architecture and Managed Landscapes Meet your academic advisors, Ed Versteeg and Tracey MacKenzie to learn more about your program requirements, career prospects and bridging between programs.

Room 200, Haley Institute 

4:30pm - 5:20pm

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Veterinary Technology Meet with your academic advisors to learn more about program requirements including vaccination and internships.

Student Learning Commons, MacRae Library

5:00pm-7:30pm

Campus Community Expo 

*Cup points

Get involved on campus and within the local community. 

Talk to community groups with volunteer and job opportunities. 

Connect with clubs and other students to gain practical skills related to your degree and interests.

Oh! Also there will be free fries!

SLC Boardroom, MacRae Library

5:30pm-6:00pm

Diploma Reception

The Faculty of Agriculture will host a welcome reception specifically for all new students in technology programs.

Plant Science Technology, Veterinary Technology, Managed Landscapes and Business Management

Snacks will be provided. 

 

Extended New to Dal Events

Date & Location Event Description

Wed Sept 7th 9:30am-10:30am

Room 200, Haley Institute

Meet Your Academic Advisor: BSc (Agr), BSc Bioveterinary Sciences, and BSc Truro Start

 

Students are invited to meet with their specific program or major advisor. All new students are welcome, including transfer students and those joining Dal AC through an articulation agreement. 

Students will be divided into groups by major (Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Animal Science, Aquaculture, Environmental Sciences, IEM, and Plant Science) and degree (BSc Agr and BSc) to meet with an advisor specific to their program. 

Contact details for your advisor are available at www.dal.ca/acadvising

Thur Sept 8th 11:30am-12:30pm

Room 184, Cox Institute 

Meet Your Academic Advisor: Diploma in Business Management

Agriculture & Dairy

Students are invited to meet with Iona Green and Gillian Fraser to learn more about their program and work place readiness courses. 

This is a mandatory session to support planning for program requirements that are completed outside of the classroom such as your Farm Safety course. 

Fri Sept 9th 10:30am-11:30am

Room 277, Cox Institute 

Meet Your Academic Advisor: International Food Business

3rd year Ares students

Students are invited to meet with Heather-Anne Grant in real life to learn more about what to expect during their year long study on Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus. 

Fri Sept 9th 2:30pm-3:30pm

Room 277, Cox Institute 

Meet Your Academic Advisor: International Food Business

1st year Dal AC students

Students are invited to meet with Heather-Anne Grant in real life to learn more about their program requirements, including their 2nd year abroad. 

Wed Sept 14th 12:00pm

Instagram Live

 

New to Dal Cup Winner Announced Follow @acstudentsuccess for more details. 

Tues Sept 20th

4:00pm

Room 180, Cox Institute 

Let's Get Organized 

Come out and learn how to make MS Outlook and To Do work for you. This session will focus on time management strategies for students and provide you an opportunity to build your own study plan within the session. 

Computers are availble within the space. Students are also invited to bring their laptop to the session. 

Tues Sept 27th

4:00pm-5:00pm

Lower Level, Dairy Building

Managing Wellbeing

Snacks provided

University brings with it new challenges, not all of which are related to academics. For many students this is their first time away from home, living independently, and making new friends as a young adult. It is an exciting and nerve-racking time. 

Learn ways to manage your wellbeing and the resources available to you as a student to help you face and overcome challenges encountered both in and out of the classroom.