Updated April 5, 202
Retail Services Update, April 5, 2020.
Retail Services is closed but will continue to fulfill domestic online orders and offer free shipping on orders over $50 while the college remains closed.
COVID-19 Updates for Students, April 2, 2020
Based on the Ontario Government's decision to keep schools closed to protect the health and safety of students and staff, Fanshawe College will also remain closed until at least May 4. This extension was made on the advice of the Chief Medical Officer of Health. Fanshawe students will continue their studies online wherever possible with more information to come shortly on plans to complete the in person classes of the semester. Details on the summer semester plan are being finalized and will be communicated next week.
Resources and help are available on the student FAQ page. Check out our "Being Successful" page at www.fanshawec.ca/online-learning/being-successful and make sure to explore the drop-down options at the bottom of the page, where you'll find things like a free learning style assessment, 10 tips for being successful in your online course and many other resources to help manage your time and stress as an online student.
For some happier news, please feel free to check out our good news page to read about what Fanshawe and our students are doing to help in our communities.
Updated March 30, 2020.
Program withdrawal update
Students may choose to withdraw from courses and receive a “W” on their transcript. The last date for students to withdraw with no academic penalty for the winter term has been removed, however, we want to encourage all students to give online study a chance. Please contact your program coordinator if you have questions or concerns about the plans or your academic needs. If you choose to withdraw, please complete the Winter 2020 Student Withdrawal Form.
Fanshawe postpones spring convocation
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fanshawe College has made the difficult decision to postpone spring convocation ceremonies. Originally scheduled to take place from June 9 to 11, all ceremonies will now take place in the fall of 2020.
The decision to postpone convocation was made with guidance from public health authorities and with the best interests of our communities in mind. Fanshawe congratulates these graduating students who have worked hard to complete their studies, making sacrifices and learning different skills as the College moved to an online learning format.
“We know this will be a disappointment to our graduating students,” says Michele Beaudoin, vice president, Student Services. “They have persevered through a very difficult time to complete their studies under extraordinary circumstances and we are extremely proud of their accomplishments.”
The College looks forward to welcoming our newest graduates into our family of more than 200,000 alumni who are living and working around the world when the threat of the pandemic has subsided.
Updated: March 25, 2020.
COVID-19 Updates for Students, March 24, 2020
Thank you again for your patience during these challenging times. We would like to provide you with the following updates.
As of yesterday, March 23, most courses at Fanshawe have moved to online delivery. Please continue to check FanshaweOnline (FOL) and stay in regular contact with your professors.
- As you work through your courses online, be sure to use the resources available to you, including contacts for student services such as Counselling and Accessibility, the Office of the Registrar and more.
- Recognizing some students do not have easy access to computers needed to complete online coursework, Fanshawe is piloting a modified computer lab service at the Oxford Street Campus. This lab will comply with physical distancing requirements and users will not be permitted to bring anyone with them. Please view the computer lab FAQ for full details on how to access the lab as well as the hardware and software available.
Return to in-person classes
- Based on the information provided yesterday by the Ontario government, it has been determined that face-to-face course delivery will not resume on April 6. Fanshawe is working closely with the government and local school boards to determine the best plan to resume face-to-face delivery where required.
Access to Fanshawe College campuses continues to be restricted to essential staff only.
For students who are in residence at the London campus and are unable to return home, the Oasis is open for take-out from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The Fowler-Kennedy Clinic remains open for urgent or acute illnesses or injuries only. Please call ahead at 519-452-4230 before visiting. Note, the Fowler-Kennedy Clinic is no longer a COVID-19 testing centre. If you have any questions or concerns related to COVID-19, please visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit website.
We remain committed to ensuring all students can complete the winter 2020 term. Because the COVID-19 situation is evolving so rapidly, details of exactly how the term will be completed are not yet known. We know this uncertainty is frustrating. We also know that you may have other concerns, such as summer employment and paying tuition for next term. Please know that leaders from Fanshawe College are meeting daily with local and provincial officials to focus on these concerns. We will continue to develop strategies for student success.
We continue to update this website with important information and answers to frequently asked questions. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.
Updated: March 23, 2020.
Student computer lab now available
Recognizing some students do not have easy access to computers and need to complete schoolwork, Fanshawe is piloting a modified computer lab service. This lab will comply with physical distancing requirements and users will not be permitted to bring anyone with them.
Please view the computer lab FAQ for full details on how to access the lab and hardware and software available.
Updated: March 21, 2020.
Message to Fanshawe Students, March 20, 2020
Thank you again for your patience during these challenging times. Below are some details about program completion plans for the winter 2020 term. These plans have been developed based on the most current information available. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, changes may be required.
By noon tomorrow (Saturday, March 21), your FanshaweOnline course pages will be updated with a message that states either your course will be moving online on March 23 or this course will resume when the College returns to face-to-face classes.
For courses moving online starting March 23:
- Courses moved to online delivery will begin academic delivery on Monday, March 23.
- There will not be an exam week.
Note: Each course outline will identify if there will be a final exam. If there is an exam, it will be in the final week of the term. There will be no fees for online exams held from March 16 to April 24, inclusive.
- You will have five weeks to complete the semester online.
- To assist with your transition to online learning, a Student Resources Hub has been created on the FanshaweOnline (FOL) homepage. Starting next week, there will be live webinars about how to use FOL.
Courses that require face-to-face delivery starting April 6 to April 24:
- Courses that cannot move to online delivery will return to face-to-face delivery on Monday, April 6 or when the College re-opens.
- There will not be an exam week.
Note: Each course outline will identify if there will be a final exam. If there is an exam, it will be in the final week of the term.
- Given an April 6 start, the winter 2020 semester would end on Friday, April 24.
- In the event Fanshawe cannot re-open on April 6, we will plan for completion of the course within two weeks from when in-person classes resume.
It is still our priority to help students finish the winter term on schedule if possible. The last date for students to withdraw from courses with no academic penalty for the winter term has been removed, however, we want to encourage all students to give online study a chance. Please contact your program coordinator if you have questions or concerns about the plans or your academic needs. For non-academic related questions, please contact email@example.com.
The College website is continually updated and contains helpful FAQs specifically for students. There are many student supports that are now providing virtual service. The list includes Accessibility Services, Access Studies, Library and Media Services, Registrar, Financial Aid and many more.
We will continue to provide you with updates. Watch your email for more information. Thank you for your continued understanding. Your wellness and well-being is our top priority.
Services and contacts
To ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, Fanshawe campuses will be closed as of 11:59 p.m. March 17, 2020. To support your online learning, student services are moving to virtual delivery only starting Wednesday, March 18. To contact student services virtually, please see the contact list below:
- Accessibility Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Access Studies (Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS), Academic and Career Upgrading (ACE), Occupation-specific Language Training (OSLT): email@example.com
- Career and Employment Services - St. Thomas/Aylmer:
Text 226 210 0956 or:
- Career Services (Nathan Finch): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Community Career and Employment Services (Simcoe): email@example.com or leave detailed message at 519-428-1135
- Community Employment Services (Lisa Rusal, Collyn-Bryce Osbourne-Sorrell and Denise Moniz): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Co-op (Frank Stevens): email@example.com
- Counselling: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Institute of Indigenous Learning (Natalie Fletcher): email@example.com
- International: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., call 519-452-4150
- Leap Junction (Kelsey Currie): email@example.com
- The Learning Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Library and Media Services: http://www.fanshawelibrary.com/, email@example.com
- Registrar: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-452-4277 Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Financial Aid and OSAP questions: General inquiries: email@example.com or call 519-452-4280 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Test Centre, London Campus: firstname.lastname@example.org
Update for students, March 17, 2020
To ensure the health and safety of our campus community and to prevent the risk and spread of COVID-19, Fanshawe campuses will be closed as of 11:59 p.m. March 17, 2020.
Fanshawe College professors and academic schools are preparing course materials for online delivery where possible. Starting Monday, March 23, courses that can be delivered virtually will be accessible through your FanshaweOnline account. Check your FOL course sites regularly for information on individual course delivery.
To support your online learning, student services are moving to virtual delivery only starting Wednesday, March 18. Please use the list of virtual services to access these supports.
We realize this is a stressful and difficult time for you. We have set up a dedicated student information page with answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
The Fowler Kennedy Clinic remains open to assist students for urgent or acute illnesses or injuries only. Please call ahead at 519-452-4230 before visiting.
If you are feeling unwell, please visit the Middlesex-London Health Unit website for guidance on how to access the care you need before visiting a testing centre or hospital. You can also use the Ontario Health Ministry Online Assessment tool.
Your safety is our top priority. Health authorities have recommended avoiding large groups and social gatherings. Please keep this in mind and consider your own safety, the safety of your family and friends and the health of our community.
We will continue to update you as more information is available.
Shortcut to this page: www.fanshawec.ca/covid19/students