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International Student Winter Orientation 2008

Life @ Dalhousie University

Nuts & Bolts


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

  • CheckLIST

  • Program Schedule

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

  • ISES Events

  • International Student Contact Card


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

  • DalCard

  • Email address-My.Dal

  • Dal Online


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

  • 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.ca**


Dal Online

  • www.dal.ca/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

  • Courses

  • Classes

  • Books

  • ESL Support

  • Academic Advising and More !


Courses

  • 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

  • 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 www.dal.ca/studentaccounts


Class Syllabus

  • Distribution of marks

    -Value of each assignment

    -Deadlines/dates


Rules of Class

  • Participation

  • Being late

  • Missing Classes


Books for Class

  • University Bookstore

  • Purchase books, secondhand books and school supplies.


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 services.dal.ca/


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

  • Office of the Registrar

  • Student Accounts

  • Academic Success Services

  • DalCard Office


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

  • 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

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

  • Services online or in person


Academic Success Services

Services to Help

Achieve your Potential


Services

  • Academic advising

  • Accessibility services

  • Studying for Success

  • Tutoring

  • Writing Centre

  • Career Services Centre

  • Black Student Advisor

  • Multifaith Centre


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

  • 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

  • Workshops and individual coaching

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

  • Discipline-specific help


Tutoring

  • Website indicates free tutoring help

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


Writing Centre

  • Individualized coaching on academic writing

  • Workshops

  • ESL program


Career Services Centre

  • Resume and cover letters

  • Job search strategies

  • Summer and career job fairs

  • Interview skills

  • Job postings


Black Student Advisor

  • Supports students of African descent

  • Cultural activities


Multifaith Centre

  • Multifaith prayer room

  • Chaplains from nine religious traditions who welcome ALL students

  • Regular meetings / events


Dal Card Office

  • Obtain your Dal ID

  • Upass

  • Residence


Housing

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

  • Living off Campus-http://www.ancillaries.dal.ca/default.asp?mn=1.9.51


Campus Life

  • Get Involved :Student Societies-@ 200

  • Volunteering

  • DSU www.dsu.ca –Tiger PatrolContact Info

    Security Services: (902) 494-6400

    Dalhousie Student Union: (902) 494-1106

  • Sports

  • Dalplex


Dalhousie Policies

  • No Smoking on Dalhousie Property

  • Scent Policy-No Sense is good sense


Winter Season

There is snow !!


Spring Season

April Showers…………….


FOG


Autumn Season

Leaves turn golden colours

-cool mornings and warm by the afternoon and cool nights

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


Summer

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

  • 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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