How is the acceptance into residence determined?
Residence is now allocated on a first come, first served basis. There are a number of beds in residence that are assigned to several groups of students (first year students, international students, returning students, etc.). Each group will be assigned on the first come, first served basis. Following the initial assignments, a wait list will be generated also by the order in which applications were received.
When do I apply to residence?
In order to apply to Residence, you must first receive an offer of admission from Fanshawe College. The Office of the Registrar will send out their offers by email and regular mail starting February 2, 2013 (for September 2013 start). You will need to confirm your offer of admission through ontariocolleges.ca. Once you have confirmed your offer, you will receive an email from the Office of the Registrar with a link to the online residence application. Learn more about how to apply...
When will I find out if I have been accepted into residence?
Once you have completed your online residence application and have paid your non-refundable $500 deposit within 5 business days, you will receive a confirmation notice from Fanshawe Residence.
If you are not immediately accepted into residence, you will be placed on a waitlist for an available spot. Should a spot become available, we will contact you by telephone and you will have 48 hours to claim your spot.
How do you match up roommates?
Everyone who is accepted into residence must fill out a 'Personality Profile'. This profile contains various questions, including your interests, how social you like to be and sleep habits. Based on these profiles, we place you with a roommate of the same gender with similar interests. If you have a friend who will be living in residence, there is an option to request him or her. During the application process, there will be an option for you to create a 'Roommate Group'. This is where you can request specific roommates. Please note: there are no co-ed suites.
How many spaces are there in residence?
There are 1224 traditional residence suites and 396 townhouse style spaces available for residents.
Can I visit the residence?
Residence would be happy to have you visit the residence over the summer months for a tour of suites and facilities.
Can I stay over the summer?
The residence offers accommodations over the summer for both short and long term stays. Whether you're in school, on a co-op term, or just visiting the city, we offer great rates on summer accommodations.
What security features does the residence have?
The residence offers great security from the moment you pass through the controlled main entrance, until you slide your electronic card into your suite door to let yourself in. We believe your safety is very important. To that end, we require that all visitors sign in at the front desk prior to entry and provide a valid piece of photo-identification. All of the common areas are video monitored, and we have staff on duty 24 hours a day.
Safety and security are also the responsibility of every resident. All the safeguards and rules put in place by the residence management and the college are for your protection and convenience. Circumventing rules by lending key cards or letting in visitors without permission can only lead to problems. Lock your room and suite door at all times and do not leave your valuables unattended, as neither the residence nor the college is responsible for missing items, however caused.
What is a Residence Package?
All students who have been accepted into Residence and paid their $500.00 non-refundable deposit ($250.00 security deposit and $250.00 towards other Residence fees) should receive a “Residence Acceptance Package”. This package will be sent out by regular mail (to the address provided by the student in their eRezlife application) and contains all the information regarding paying your Residence fees, when you can move in, etc. This package is due back to the Residence Office on or before July 4th. Acceptance Packages will be mailed out in late spring. If you have any questions regarding this package, please contact the Residence Office:
- Melissa Barr: email@example.com, or
- firstname.lastname@example.org, or
- Call 519-452-4440, ext. 5000, ext. 2111
How do I submit my residence acceptance package and fees?
Our office is open 24/7, so you can stop by anytime to drop off your package in person. If you can’t drive down to see us, send the completed package with payment to our office via courier (i.e. Purolator, FedEx, UPS, etc.). Payment can be made by credit card through the Hosted Check Out, which you can access through your eRez account. Alternate forms of payment are online banking, cheque, bank draft or money order.
Please review the rates and payment dates and options carefully. We do not accept OSAP deferrals. All payments must be made on or before the dates on the Residence Rates page.
What is the Residential Tenancies Act?
The RTA is the provincial legislation governing relations between landlords and tenants. It is the provincial body that resolves disputes between landlords and tenants through a tribunal process. Note: This legislation will not apply if you share a bathroom and/or kitchen with the landlord (owner) or their immediate family. Learn more at The Landlord & Tenant Board website.
What are the rules and regulations for Residence?
There are set rules and regulations for the Residence. There are two documents available - one for traditional residence suites and one for the townhouse style. Click here to learn more...
What about off-campus housing?
If residence isn't the right option for you but you still want to live close to the London campus, we have lots of resources available:
- you can start researching by visiting our Off-Campus Housing web pages,
- view our active housing listings, or
- contact Retail Services for details - they're always happy to help!
London is a vibrant city with a wide selection of accommodations. All housing searches are somewhat challenging, however. Fanshawe's Counselling and Student Life Services provides an Off-Campus Housing Service to maintain a listing of housing for Fanshawe students in the City of London. Visit the Off-Campus Housing pages for some helpful guidelines and be sure to contact us if you need assistance.
Visiting London this summer?
Are you house hunting? Visiting London for a couple of days? Come stay with us. Our residence is available for rent during the summer.
- Two individual bedrooms with kitchenette complete with microwave, refrigerator and 3-piece bath, OR
- Two individual bedrooms with living/sitting area, bar-size refrigerator and 3-piece bath.
Other features include:
- staffed 24 hours
- private bathroom with each suite
- laundry facilities available
- lounge on each floor
- barrier-free suites are available
- housekeeping services are included
- parking lots are well-lit and equipped with security cameras and emergency phone
If you’re in London this summer and looking for a place to stay, contact us directly 24 hours a day at 519.452.4440.