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International student winter orientation 2008

International Student Winter Orientation 2008

Life @ Dalhousie University

Nuts & Bolts

Session overview

Session Overview

  • Orientation-What will you get out of this ?

  • Overview of Welcome Package and program schedule

  • Life @ Dalhousie University – Nuts &

Orientation objective


You will…

  • Learn about the great resources and services available to you in your studies at Dalhousie-short or long-term

  • Get essential information about fees, various deadlines and key policies

  • Become familiar with the university campus, including the location of important services, student space, library and IT services

  • Meet some key members of the university community including student leaders, volunteers, student service professionals

Welcome package

Welcome Package

  • CheckLIST

  • Program Schedule

  • Student Services at a Glance/ Services for students in Transition

  • ISES Events

  • International Student Contact Card

Overview of today s program

Overview of Today’s Program

  • Health Insurance & Services

  • Lunch

  • Writing Support Services

  • Special Guest: Kejimikujik National Park

  • Break out Sessions

  • Campus Tour

  • Last but not least ….Friday January 11 Shopping Trip

Student essentials tools

Student Essentials-Tools

  • DalCard

  • Email address-My.Dal

  • Dal Online

Dal card boo banner id

Dal Card- BOO # Banner ID

  • Banner # or Student ID Card

  • a nine character identification number in the format B00######

  • Library Access card

  • Dalplex Access card

  • Bus Pass called UPass

  • Source of student identification

Email address

Email Address

  • Activated through My.Dal

  • New users

  • Net ID & Password – also used to login to on-campus computers, RefWorks, Library Databases

  • University will contact you by this email

  • ISES Weekly will be send you**

Dal online

Dal Online


  • Pin – requires dal email to be activated

  • Web for Students

    • Registration

    • Update your address-local and permanent

    • Adding/Dropping Classes

    • Looking at your schedule

Academic matters

Academic Matters

  • Courses

  • Classes

  • Books

  • ESL Support

  • Academic Advising and More !



  • Numbers

    1000-level classes are introductory 2000-4000 level classes are advanced 5000-9000 level are Graduate level (with some exceptions)

    Credit Hours-examples only

  • 0.06 credit hours = 1 full credit ( x/y)0.03 credit hours = 1/2 credit x or Y0.00 credit hours = no credit

Academic dates to remember

Academic Dates to Remember

  • January 18 is the Last day to Register Late, Last Day to Cancel Registration, and Last Day to Add Classes

  • Last day to drop without “W” Feb 4

  • Last day to drop with a “W” March 10

  • For financial deadlines and refund dates, visit

Class syllabus

Class Syllabus

  • Distribution of marks

    -Value of each assignment


Rules of class

Rules of Class

  • Participation

  • Being late

  • Missing Classes

Books for class

Books for Class

  • University Bookstore

  • Purchase books, secondhand books and school supplies.

Esl support

ESL Support

  • Conversational English Sessions

    Monday, Tuesday, Wed, Thurs, Friday

  • ESL Non Credit Writing Class-Writing Centre

  • ESL Tutor-Tutoring Services

  • To register… please go to www.tutoring

Academic advising

Academic Advising

  • Academic Advising at Student Services and Registrar’s Office

  • -International Student Advising (ISA)at ISES Office and by appointment for specialty services

  • -ISA is available at Sexton Campus every Wednesday

Dalhousie who s who what s what

Dalhousie-Who’s Who &What’s What

  • Office of the Registrar

  • Student Accounts

  • Academic Success Services

  • DalCard Office

Dalhousie campus map office of the registrar

Dalhousie Campus Map-Office of the Registrar

Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building Office of the Registrar-Main Floor

Student Accounts Office –Lower Level

Registrar s office

Registrar’s Office

  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

  • Transfer

  • Credit assessment

  • Issue transcripts

  • Letters of confirmation

  • Letters of permission

  • Information: appointments, advising, appeals

Student accounts

Student Accounts

  • All financial matters-refunds, charges, credit/debit payments, transfers etc.

  • Services online or in person

Academic success services

Academic Success Services

Services to Help

Achieve your Potential



  • Academic advising

  • Accessibility services

  • Studying for Success

  • Tutoring

  • Writing Centre

  • Career Services Centre

  • Black Student Advisor

  • Multifaith Centre

Academic advising1

Academic advising

  • Mission: Help students make academic plans consistent with their life goals

  • Myriad possibilities in many degree programs (especially B.A., B.Sc.)

  • Help navigating the system

Student accessibility services

Student Accessibility Services

  • Helps arrange for necessary accommodations for students who have temporary or permanent disabilities.

  • Help can include exam accommodations; scribes, note-takers, tutors.

Studying for success

Studying for Success

  • Workshops and individual coaching

  • Taking notes from lectures, from textbooks; preparing for exams; writing exams; making oral presentations; time management

  • Discipline-specific help



  • Website indicates free tutoring help

  • Help finding a qualified tutor if you wish to hire one.

Writing centre

Writing Centre

  • Individualized coaching on academic writing

  • Workshops

  • ESL program

Career services centre

Career Services Centre

  • Resume and cover letters

  • Job search strategies

  • Summer and career job fairs

  • Interview skills

  • Job postings

Black student advisor

Black Student Advisor

  • Supports students of African descent

  • Cultural activities

Multifaith centre

Multifaith Centre

  • Multifaith prayer room

  • Chaplains from nine religious traditions who welcome ALL students

  • Regular meetings / events

Dal card office

Dal Card Office

  • Obtain your Dal ID

  • Upass

  • Residence



  • On Campus Housing -All residences re-open - traditional and non-traditional Sunday January 6, 2008

  • Living off Campus-

Campus life

Campus Life

  • Get Involved :Student Societies-@ 200

  • Volunteering

  • DSU –Tiger PatrolContact Info

    Security Services: (902) 494-6400

    Dalhousie Student Union: (902) 494-1106

  • Sports

  • Dalplex

Dalhousie policies

Dalhousie Policies

  • No Smoking on Dalhousie Property

  • Scent Policy-No Sense is good sense

Winter season

Winter Season

There is snow !!

Spring season

Spring Season

April Showers…………….

International student winter orientation 2008


Autumn season

Autumn Season

Leaves turn golden colours

-cool mornings and warm by the afternoon and cool nights

-dress in layers; sweater, fleece, wind jacket…



Summer extends from June to September. August is the warmest month with an average daily high temperature of 22 oC and a nighttime low of 13 oC. Many people wear shorts and T-shirts and at night they might wear a light-weight jacket or sweater.

Tips for success

Tips for Success

  • Go to class !

  • Take a Break

  • Get Involved

  • Don’t be Afraid to Ask!

  • Discover what is available to you

  • Be aware of important dates

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