Orientation Week at Dalhousie welcomes students from all around the world, with students hailing from over 100 different countries.
Societies like the Muslim Student Association, show their stripes by helping out with events all throughout the week! Make sure to keep an eye out for them!
Be sure to get a front row seat for all of the action and follow us on twitter: @dsuoweek!
We have over 200 leaders who are dedicated to helping YOUR transition to Dalhousie be the absolute best it can be!
Dalhousie has participated in Shinerama for 48 years, raising money for cystic fibrosis research and care across Canada.
Orientation Week is packed with a variety of events! Whether it's concerts, sports, or Halifax bike tours, there is something for everyone!
Your planning committee has devoted themselves to making Orientation Week unlike any experience you've ever had!


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The Dalhousie Student Union is responsible for planning and running Orientation Week, but they do lots of other things too.

Meet The Team

There’s a large team of people working all summer long to put this week together, and an even larger team on deck in September to show you around.


Shine Day is an O-Week event raising money for Shinerama, but there are plenty of other ways to get involved too.

Photo Gallery

Check out photos from last year’s O-Week, showcasing events like Dalympics, Cheer-Off, Shinerama and the field party, and amp up your excitement!

Welcome Aboard! Dalhousie’s Orientation Week 2015!

This September, Dalhousie will be welcoming more than 2500 new students to our campus- and what a welcome it will be! From September 6th – September 9th, your Dalhousie Student Union is hosting an Orientation Week you’ll never forget. With events like the opening Field Party, Dalympics, HFXplore, our 51st Shine Day, amazing speakers, and more, we’ll introduce you to our campus, connect you with other students, and welcome you aboard as you kick-start your new path here at Dalhousie University!

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