First Year Experience

There's a lot to know about your first year at university; from choosing the right courses to juggling student life. To help you prepare for your time at Dalhousie, take part in On Track, a suite of programs available to you in your first year, focused on your transition to Dalhousie and discovering your strengths and passions. 

If you have questions, the Bissett Student Success Centre in Halifax and the Student Success Centre in Truro are a great places to start! Their knowledgeable staff can help you navigate the transition through your first year of university life and answer questions such as: 

  • What can I expect in university? 
  • How can I become involved in activities on campus? 
  • I'm feeling overwhelmed with all my work - what should I do? 
  • How do I get the most out of my university experience?
  • How does my degree/program relate to future careers?

In addition to one-on-one advising, the Centres offer peer support, workshops and programming throughout the year. 

Find out more: or (Halifax) (Truro)

Halifax Campuses: or (902) 494-3077
Agricultural Campus: or (902) 893-6672