Information for Summer and Fall 2021 Students

Updated: June 3, 2021

Message to all students

We would like to share a brief update with you about plans for the fall 2021 semester. We look forward to the easing of public health restrictions in coming months that will allow us to return to some of our activities in the fall, including social events and athletics.

You should have already received information in your offer package about your program delivery for September, including whether the program is fully online or in a blended format with some in-person classes. Given the uncertainty of the Ontario reopening plans, your program will remain that delivery format through the fall semester.

While we do not have firm details in place for the winter 2022 semester, we do expect more programs will return to in-person delivery in January. We will share future semester details when they are available.

All students are encouraged to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when you are eligible, however, at this time, students are not required to show proof of vaccination to come to campus.

However, Fanshawe Residence has adopted a vaccination requirement under the guidance of the Middlesex London Health Unit. Students living in Residence will be required to show proof they were vaccinated (at least a first dose) before their arrival—and those who can’t access a COVID-19 vaccination in their home communities will have 14 days after moving in to get vaccinated in London.

Residence applications will only move forward when this requirement has been met or a vaccine exemption has been approved.

This decision allows students to enjoy enriched experiences within our Residences such as use of Residence lounges and common spaces, in-person social activities for vaccinated residents and visiting between Residence buildings. Other activities on campus may still be restricted based on public health guidelines.

 

Updated: June 3, 2021

Information for incoming residents

Fanshawe College is committed to providing an enriched Residence life experience in safe and healthy ways this fall. To make that possible, the Fanshawe Residence has adopted a vaccination requirement for residents under the guidance of the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU).

This message contains an explanation of the Residence vaccination requirement, how to access a vaccine, how to apply for an exemption, appeal processes and other important information about Residence this fall.

All students living in Residence will be required to show proof they have received at least a first dose of a Canadian approved COVID-19 vaccine. Students will also be expected to have a second dose scheduled within the recommended timeframe for that vaccine.

If students are unable to get the vaccine in their home community, Fanshawe will assist with scheduling a vaccination appointment upon arrival. Unvaccinated students will be expected to have their first dose within 14 days of arriving at Residence and will receive details about restrictions and accommodations until their appointment.

Students who are partially or fully vaccinated at least 14 days before move-in will enjoy enriched Residence life experiences such as use of common Residence lounges and spaces, in-person social activities for residents and visiting between Residence buildings.

Students who cannot be vaccinated due to medical accommodations or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an exemption. Fanshawe Residence staff will communicate with students about the outcomes of exemption requests and options available. Approved exemptions may impose restrictions on access, activities or room occupancy.

Residence applications will only move forward when this requirement has been met or a vaccine exemption has been approved.

Residence application process

Students will be required to submit documentation via online upload as part of the application process. Step 16 - Vaccination Acknowledgement in the application process will allow students to upload a document to prove they have been vaccinated or upload one of the exception forms linked on the page. Documentation must confirm you have received your first dose and have an appointment for your second dose within the recommended public health timeframe. Residence staff will review the documentation. If you are unable to obtain a first dose in your home community, please contact Residence staff for assistance at residenceacceptance@fanshawec.ca. In some cases, an exemption may be granted to permit your application to proceed as long as you will receive your first dose within 14 days of your move-in date.

How to access a vaccine

Residents who are eligible can book a vaccine appointment using the following:

How to apply for an exemption

Students who cannot be vaccinated due to medical accommodations or other protected grounds under the Ontario Human Rights Code may request an exemption. Students will be advised of the outcome in writing. Approved exemptions will include an accommodation plan and may impose restrictions on access to common spaces, Residence life activities and Residence room occupancy. If a student is not eligible for an exemption and decides to withdraw their Residence application, a full refund will be provided.

To request a vaccination exemption, download the appropriate exemption form linked on Step 16 of the Application. Complete and upload the form before completing Step 16 and Residence will process your request.

Exemption decision appeals (processes)

Once an exemption decision has been made, students will be advised of the outcome in writing. Students who wish to appeal the vaccine exemption outcome may do so by contacting the Director, Residence Operations.

Additional details about COVID-19 precautions

Safety is a top priority for the Fanshawe Residence experience this fall, and that includes measures to protect ourselves and our student community to the fullest extent we can. Vaccines seem to be our best defense against COVID-19 and the quickest way to make our shared environments as safe as possible.

We will also continue to follow crucial safety measures such as frequent deep cleaning of high-touch surfaces and common spaces and providing access to hand sanitizing stations. We ask all students coming to Residence to please observe all posted rules as required under public health guidelines, including wearing a full-contact face covering at all times in the hallways, common spaces and any publicly accessible areas (partial-contact face coverings, face shields and vented masks are not permitted).

If you find you’re having a hard time coping with the situation, there are wellness supports in place for students as well as employees and their families. Please contact us at fanshaweresidence@fanshawec.ca to learn more about these supports.

We're excited to offer you a chance to enjoy enriched experiences this September and we look forward to a safe, healthy and fun fall term!

Thank you,

David Norwood
Director, Residence Operation
Fanshawe College Residence

 

Residence FAQ

 
FAQ about vaccination requirements for Residence

Does Residence require all students to be vaccinated?

Fanshawe Residence has adopted a vaccination requirement under the guidance of the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU). This decision allows students to enjoy enriched experiences within our Residences such as use of Residence lounges and common spaces, in-person social activities for vaccinated residents and visiting between Residence buildings. Students living in Residence will be required to show proof they were vaccinated (at least a first dose) before their arrival – and those who can’t access a COVID-19 vaccination in their home communities will have 14 days after moving in to get vaccinated in London.

Residence applications will only move forward when this requirement has been met or a vaccine exemption has been approved. See more details.

 

Why is Residence adding this vaccination requirement?

Fanshawe Residence hopes to return to more full Residence life experiences as much as possible this fall. To allow us to provide enhanced opportunities for our residents, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has recommended a vaccination requirement. MLHU has stated that vaccination makes congregate living environments safer.

 

What about international students or students who received vaccines outside of Canada?

Students who have been vaccinated in another country with a vaccine that is not on Canada's approved vaccine list will still be eligible to live in Residence under vaccine exempted criteria. Until we receive further information from the Ontario Ministry of Health and local health authorities regarding acceptable alternative vaccines, Fanshawe Residence will consider those students not vaccinated with an approved exemption. They will be restricted to non-vaccinated student spaces and limited activities in Residence until the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) can assess each student's case individually.

Residence staff will also work with students to help schedule a Canadian approved vaccine upon arrival if needed. If you are an international student with plans to get a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Canada, you may want to find out if it is possible to choose a vaccine from the list of approved vaccines in Canada, if you are able to.

 

If I get vaccinated, will that allow me additional opportunities at Fanshawe beyond Residence?

Enriched student experiences within Residence for vaccinated residents do not extend to other Fanshawe College services, departments or activities hosted by the College or by the Fanshawe Student Union. When students leave Residence, vaccinations do not exempt them from any requirements on campus.

 

Will this requirement prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Residence?

Fanshawe Residence is following Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) guidelines for congregate living environments. By following this requirement, Residence is able to re-open lounges and common areas and host in-person events for our student residents.

Even with a vaccination requirement, we remain cautious about virus variants, asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic infection and other health concerns. Fanshawe Residence will continue to rigorously clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces and post signage indicating where physical distancing may be required, such as hallways or service counters. Where vaccinated students are able to enjoy sharing spaces, experts advise that masks or face coverings must still be worn, screening must take place and people should continue washing or sanitizing their hands regularly.

 

What opportunities are available to students who meet the vaccination requirement?

The decision to require proof of a first dose of a Canadian approved COVID-19 vaccine puts a priority on safety and allows students to enjoy Residence life opportunities more closely resembling a typical Residence experience. For those students who are partially or fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to move-in, the following enriched student experiences are permitted:

  • Residence life – Events and social activities (such as contests or fundraisers organized by Residence Advisors, for example) will be permitted to occur in person with approval. A risk assessment will be completed to ensure the activity is conducted in a healthy and safe manner.
  • Roommates – Rooms will be occupied at full capacity. Students will be permitted to engage with other students in their rooms abiding by existing residence guidelines. The roommate selection process will be available to those students who have completed the COVID-19 vaccination portion of their application process. Non-vaccinated or vaccine-exempt students will not be permitted to reside with vaccinated students.
  • Common area access – Common lounges and study spaces within the Residence buildings, as well as kitchens and laundry facilities, will be open in areas where vaccinated students are placed. Full access to these spaces (within approved occupancy capacities) will be available.
  • Visitors – Vaccinated visitors from other residence buildings and the community will be permitted into Residence following the current sign-in policy and visitor approval process, which will include a vaccination confirmation.

 

What opportunities are available to non-vaccinated or vaccine-exempt students?

For those students who are not vaccinated or have been vaccinated less than 14 days before arrival, or for students with approved vaccine exemptions, the following limited activities will be permitted:

  • Residence life – Students will be offered virtual participation in events and social activities (such as contests or fundraisers organized by Residence Advisors, for example). Where the use of barriers is feasible, it may be possible to allow these students to participate in some in-person activities following two-metre physical distancing requirements, if capacity permits.
  • Roommates – Rooms will be occupied at 50% capacity. Students will not be permitted to engage with other students in their rooms. Roommate selection process will be limited to other non-vaccinated or vaccine-exempt students. Non-vaccinated or vaccine-exempt students will not be permitted to reside with vaccinated students.
  • Common area access – Common lounges and study spaces within Residence will be off limits and will not be accessible where non-vaccinated or vaccine-exempt students are placed. Kitchens and laundry facilities will be restricted to limited occupancy.
  • Visitors – Students will not be permitted to sign in visitors and will not be permitted to visit other Residence buildings.
  • Building placement – Non-vaccinated or vaccine-exempt students will be placed in areas of the building that only house other non-vaccinated or vaccine-exempt students. Options of building may be limited (e.g. traditional only available).

 

If vaccinated students can live on campus, can students also offer proof of vaccination in order to take their classes in person?

No. Fanshawe College does not have a vaccination requirement for attending classes or accessing College services. Program delivery plans for the fall 2021 term are not expected to change: classes will be delivered fully online or through a combination of online and in-person classes following strict COVID-19 safety guidelines, as previously announced. Students have already been notified of their program delivery and will receive further information from professors closer to the start of term.

Fanshawe Residence is following Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) guidelines for congregate living environments. By following this requirement, Residence is able to re-open lounges and common areas and host in-person events for our student residents.

 

 

 

Updated May 18, 2021

Expanded COVID-19 vaccine booking eligibility for students 18+

As you may have heard, Ontario announced that anyone born in 2003 or earlier will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment as soon as of Tuesday, May 18, 2021.

If you are 18 or older, we encourage you to schedule your first dose appointment – check your region's public health website for exact dates and instructions. You can also book a vaccination appointment through the online provincial booking system, the provincial booking phone line at 1-833-943-3900 or you can visit ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine to find a pharmacy offering a COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information, see COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Expanding to Ontarians 18+ Ahead of Schedule.

 

 

Updated April 7, 2021.

Provincial stay-at-home order: Update for students

In addition to the province-wide shutdown currently in place, the Ontario government has announced a new stay-at-home order effective Thursday, April 8, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. lasting for one month.

The stay-at-home order allows post-secondary institutions to remain open and Fanshawe remains committed to ensuring all students can complete the winter 2021 semester. Online programs are not affected. Students in blended programs will be able to attend in-person classes and labs as planned (under strict COVID-19 protocols). The winter semester will conclude as planned.

Program-specific teaching and learning activities in public-facing or non-traditional settings are affected as follows:

  • London's Dental Hygiene and mend Massage clinics may remain open with limited occupancy;
  • Woodstock's Studio 133 hair salon will close during the lockdown;
  • The Student Wellness Centre will be closed but may be able to plan some outdoor activities;
  • Outdoor fitness classes and team training are permitted with a maximum of 10 students and mandatory three-metre distancing;
  • Indoor recreational classes and activities are closed;
  • No organized indoor events are permitted;
  • Outdoor events must be limited to 10 people maximum.

Student services, learning supports and more information

Fanshawe College has compiled a list of resources available to you, including contacts for student services such as Counselling and Accessibility, the Office of the Registrar and more. Log into the myFanshawe student portal using the same username and password you use for WebAdvisor and FanshaweOnline (FOL) to view hours of service and locations for Student Service Hubs throughout the campus.

We continue to update our COVID-19 website with important information and answers to frequently asked questions. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

Reminder: COVID-19 training, screening and protocols are still mandatory:

Everyone coming to campus is required to complete a COVID-19 online screening assessment each day (you can also access the screening through the Fanshawe Stay Safe app). Please do not enter campus unless you have completed and passed the assessment. Security continues to monitor our hallways and common spaces and may ask for verification at any time.

Please also observe all posted rules and guidelines, including maintaining two-metre (2m = six feet) physical distancing and wearing a full-contact mask or face covering at all times in the hallways, common spaces and any publicly accessible areas (partial-contact face coverings, face shields and vented masks are not permitted).

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

 

 

Updated: March 5, 2021.

Update on Summer 2021 operations

Welcome to the summer term at Fanshawe! The College will continue to offer programs in both blended and online formats this semester, scheduled to run from Monday, May 3 to Friday, August 20. Students will be able to access their class schedules through WebAdvisor beginning Thursday, April 15, 2021.

The health and safety of the Fanshawe community is our top priority. Any student who will be on campus this term is required to complete a mandatory COVID Training Summer 2021 module before their first visit to campus, even if you previously completed the winter 2021 module. The training will be available on FanshaweOnline (FOL). Additionally, all students coming to campus are required to complete a COVID-19 online screening assessment each day (you can also access the screening through the Fanshawe Stay Safe app).

According to new provincial requirements, if you have been in close physical contact with someone who has travelled and returned from outside of Canada in the last 14 days, you are not to enter campus, and must stay home and self-isolate immediately. Close physical contact means being less than two metres away in the same room, workspace, or area; living in the same house; and/or being in the same classroom.

Student services, learning supports and more information:

Fanshawe College has compiled a list of resources available to you, including contacts for student services such as Counselling and Accessibility, the Office of the Registrar and more. Log into the myFanshawe student portal using the same username and password you use for WebAdvisor and FanshaweOnline (FOL) to view hours of service and locations for Student Service Hubs throughout the campus.

Check the Fanshawe Student Union FSU website for information on student activities and in-restaurant dining at the Out Back Shack.

We continue to update our COVID-19 website with important information and answers to frequently asked questions. Please continue to check back regularly for updates.

Reminder: COVID-19 training, screening and protocols are still mandatory.

Please remember, there is a mandatory "COVID Training Summer 2021" module on FanshaweOnline (FOL). This training must be completed before your first day on campus for the winter semester, even if you previously completed the fall 2020 or winter 2021 training.

Everyone coming to campus is required to complete a COVID-19 online screening assessment each day (you can also access the screening through the Fanshawe Stay Safe app). Please do not enter campus unless you have completed and passed the assessment. Security continues to monitor our hallways and common spaces and may ask for verification at any time.

Please also observe all posted rules and guidelines, including maintaining two metre physical distancing and wearing a full-contact mask or face covering at all times in the hallways, common spaces and any publicly accessible areas (partial-contact face coverings, face shields and vented masks are not permitted).

Thank you for your patience during these challenging times.

 

Frequently asked questions for Summer 2021

We know you may have questions as you look ahead to starting, or returning to, your program this summer. We’ve attempted to answer the most common questions below. If you have a question that isn’t answered here, contact the Office of the Registrar. Our team of customer service representatives is available by phone 519-452-4430 x4277 (Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.), email (info@fanshawec.ca) or live chat (Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to answer questions or refer to the appropriate academic or student service areas.

Online learning and supports

I haven’t studied online at Fanshawe before - how does it work?

Regardless of the delivery mode, students will have access to our learning management system, FanshaweOnline. In the online format, students will use this system to view videos, read content, participate in discussion boards and complete assessments. The system also provides a platform for students to interact with professors and other students in the course in real time.

Can I see what the online learning platform looks like before I register for my courses?

Yes! If you are interested in experiencing our learning management system, you can create an account with FanshaweOpen. This site contains a course called Learning to Learn Online, which teaches skills required to be a successful online student and allows the opportunity to interact with the learning environment.

What does it mean if an online course is “synchronous” or “asynchronous”?

“Asynchronous” means that students can access content and work on activities independently at a time that is convenient for them. “Synchronous” activities are those where the student will attend live virtual sessions with the professor and the class. Synchronous sessions can be used for office hours, check-ins and problem solving or group work.

I’m nervous about my ability to stay focused in my online courses. What challenges could I face and what supports are available?

 

Some of the challenges students may face in the online learning environment include:

  • Time management;
  • Motivation;
  • Troubleshooting technical issues.

Students can take our online learning readiness assessment at https://www.amiready.ca/. The assessment will ask questions around these challenges and suggest resources to support you.

If I’m studying online, will I still be able to get help from my professors?

Yes! Fanshawe students have access to a lot of resources and support. Professors, program coordinators, academic advisors and eLearning coordinators are all available to answer questions you may have about the online learning experience.

What technologies will I need to complete my courses online?

You will have access to an immersive and comprehensive suite of tools to guide you through your studies. These technologies are designed to support interactive learning and enhance the online classroom experience. Many of these tools also have mobile features that make it easy to learn and study on the go. Here are a few of the tools you will use:

FanshaweOnline (FOL) – Fanshawe’s learning management system where you will find your course materials, quizzes and messages from your instructor.

H5P - a content authoring tool that allows users to create interactive, mobile-friendly content without any coding.

LinkedIn Learning - an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related and creative skills through expert-led course videos.

Live Online Proctoring - offers students the convenience of writing exams off-campus, while assuring academic integrity is maintained. Fanshawe College uses Examity to provide remote proctoring services.

NearPod - a student engagement platform with interactive activities and collaborative discussions.

Virtual Classroom (Bongo) - web conferencing software for online face-to-face meetings between students and instructors.

What kind of supports does Fanshawe have in place for students who are studying online?

A comprehensive list of virtual services is available on the Student Resources page on myFanshawe.

Beginning in September, the Library will be open virtually from 6 a.m. to midnight, and someone will be able to answer all of your research and assignment questions via our LiveChat service (AskON). You can also email library@fanshawec.ca for answers to your questions.

If you run into technology trouble or account access issues, the Service Desk is available to answer your questions – either over the phone or via LiveChat.

Our FOL Ambassadors will be available virtually, embedded right in FOL, to help you as you navigate FanshaweOnline (FOL).

The Learning Centre offers support in math, science, writing, ESL and study skills.

If you would like to contact our Counselling and Accessibility Services team, they can be reached at counselling@fanshawec.ca.

I’m worried I may not be able to afford some of the tools and technologies I will need for my courses. Will Fanshawe be able to help if I need access to specialized software or other tools?

We are working on solutions to provide access to a variety of lab software titles that you can access from your home computers for free. You can also apply for financial aid and bursaries to help offset your expenses.

 

Student services

How has the College responded and changed to meet student needs?

Most student services are being provided virtually, including Counselling and Accessibility Services, Student Wellness Centre, Library Learning Commons, Career and Co-op Services, Financial Aid and the Office of the Registrar.

Counselling and Accessibility Services are available for students. Please call 519-452-4282 or email counselling@fanshawec.ca for personal counselling or accessibility@fanshawec.ca for accessibility services.

For immediate mental health support, students can contact Reach Out at 1-866-933-2023 or visit the 24/7 walk-in Crisis Centre located at 648 Huron Street, London, ON. Good2Talk is a 24/7 helpline for post-secondary students and can be reached at 1-866-925-5454.

The Student Wellness Centre is now open and offers a comprehensive suite of wellness services and programs. Please visit www.studentwellnesscentre.ca to register for programs and services and access wellness resources.

The Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic and Student Health Services is open for physician and physiotherapy visits. Physician visits are available virtually, over the phone, or in person. All appointments must be booked over the phone by calling 519-452-4230. Only those with scheduled appointments are permitted to enter the clinic at this time.

The London campus pharmacy is open with reduced hours on Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on weekends. The pharmacy offers free in-town delivery for prescriptions. Students/patients should call 519-451-0025 for refills of their prescriptions.

The Learning Centre offers virtual appointments and virtual drop-in sessions. See https://www.fanshawec.ca/tlc for details.

International students can find more information at www.fanshawec.ca/covid19/international.

Will students be able to participate in work placement, co-op jobs and other work opportunities?

Authentic workplace learning is a valuable component of many Fanshawe programs. In some cases, placements may be delayed due to COVID-19 or alternative arrangements have been made. As the economy reopens, we are definitely seeing an increase in co-operative education work terms, part-time and graduate employment. It is best to speak with your program coordinator or co-operative education consultant to determine when and how you can participate.

 

Fees and tuition

What if I change my mind and decide not to attend Fanshawe after paying my deposit?

If your plans change and you are not going to attend Fanshawe, please complete this online withdrawal form by the 10th day of the term (May 14, 2021). Non-attendance will not constitute official withdrawal and if we do not receive a withdrawal form from you, you will be responsible for all fees for the term. Please visit the Withdrawal and Refund of Fees page for more information.

Can I defer my program until fall 2021?

We are providing students the opportunity to defer their admission offer to the next intake of their program. This could be fall 2021 or winter 2022.

If you are thinking about deferring, we encourage you to meet with our admissions and pathways advising team to discuss your options and complete a form to request a deferment.

Please contact our Admission and Pathways Advisors at advising@fanshawec.ca or book a phone appointment to complete a deferral request.

When do students find out how much tuition is? Will it be cheaper because it’s online?

Invoices for summer semester have been sent out as of March 2, 2021. Tuition costs have not changed. The intellectual challenges and goals of our courses remain the same and the quality of the programs remain strong. We are working hard to ensure the learning experience provides students with everything needed to be successful in their future careers. If the program was scheduled to be delivered in-class at the London campus but has shifted to fully online delivery, the ancillary fees have been reduced since those students will not be paying for on-campus services and the FSU/LTC bus pass.

Will I have to pay fees for services that I won’t be able to use, such as a bus pass and the Student Wellness Centre?

We have developed two ancillary fee packages based on program delivery:

  • Full-time students enrolled in an online program will not pay ancillary fees for on-campus services or the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU)/London Transit Commission (LTC) bus pass.
  • Students enrolled in a blended delivery program based at a London campus will pay for and receive on-campus service, including the FSU/LTC bus pass. More information about the bus pass.

Student Wellness Centre and recreation fees are suspended until further notice.

I am worried about how I am going to be able pay for College. What options are available?

You can find a list of financial supports here: COVID-19: Financial Support for Students.

 

Financial aid and support

What is Fanshawe doing to assist students financially?

Domestic students in need of financial assistance can apply for OSAP. Students starting in Winter 2021 or Spring/Summer 2021 can submit an application for 2020/21 OSAP. Learn more here. Students are encouraged to use the OSAP web site to apply for OSAP assistance, to confirm the status of their application, reviews, reassessments or amount of OSAP awarded. The federal government has announced increases in grant and loan amounts for students starting school in the fall, as well as reductions in the expected financial contributions from students.

Fanshawe offers a number of financial aid bursaries, and scholarships. Bursaries are different from scholarships. Watch our YouTube video that explains the difference. More information is available in our financial guide, Paying for College.

When will students find out whether they will receive OSAP or other financial assistance? 

OSAP application deadlines vary for part-time and full-time OSAP. Students are encouraged to apply early and submit required supporting documents to avoid missing deadlines. For further information, please visit Financial Aid and Awards.

Will Fanshawe help students with other expenses, such as those who do not have a laptop and must complete their studies online?

While bursaries do not target specific items such as a laptop, there are a number of bursaries that students can apply for to help with costs associated with school. Fanshawe offers bursaries for returning students who have a demonstrated financial need to cover both educational and personal expenses related to the program of study (e.g., student assistance bursary). Please note, OSAP factors a $500 computer cost into their assessment of funding for first-year students.

If students still have questions about OSAP or Financial Aid, who can they reach out to?

For information about OSAP, bursaries, scholarships or other financial aid matters, please contact Financial Aid at 519-452-4280 or FAD@fanshawec.ca. Representatives are available weekdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 

Program delivery

How are classes going to be different this summer?

Fanshawe offered classes in both online and blended format (i.e. online and in-person courses) for the winter semester and will continue in this format for the summer 2021 semester, scheduled from May 3 to August 20. 

How will I know if my program is being offered online or in a blended format?

Your fee invoice will indicate the method of delivery. You can also find out by visiting your program page. Additional program-specific information that includes such things as technology/computer requirements will be shared by email.

How will I know how often I will need to come to campus? When will I see my schedule?

We expect students will only come to campus when required for in-person labs and classrooms as part of a blended delivery model. Detailed student class schedules for the summer term will be available on WebAdvisor as of Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Will the delivery format of my program change when it is safe to do so?

Fanshawe will continue to offer classes in both online and blended format for the entire summer 2021 semester, scheduled from Monday, May 3 to Friday, August 20, 2021. Offering our programs in this format reinforces our commitment to deliver classes in the safest learning environment possible. While we do not know what will happen by fall, we are hopeful that things will return to typical delivery and students, faculty and staff will be able to come to campus in larger numbers.

 

Residence

Students are wondering if they will need to live in residence or commute from their hometowns this summer. When will students know their class schedule so they can make that decision?

We expect students will only come to campus when required for in-person labs and classrooms as part of a blended delivery model. Detailed student class schedules for the summer term will be available on WebAdvisor as of April 15, 2021. After reviewing their course schedules, students who choose to live near Fanshawe or in residence will have a full month to find accommodations before classes begin on May 3, 2021.

Will residence fees be pro-rated if students are not living there all the time?

Fees will not be prorated for students choosing to live in residence on a part-time basis. Information regarding the payment schedule will be sent along with acceptance emails.

Can I get into residence in the summer term if you return to face-to-face classes? Or if I don’t live in residence my first year, can I apply to live in residence in my second year?

Residence is available for all students in the summer term and you are able to live in Residence during any year of study. Although we recommend residence experience for first year students, any upper-year student may apply to live in Residence.

If I have a positive Meal Plan balance at the end of the term, will the money be refunded?

Residence meal plans are non-refundable. However, any balance will be transferred to a flex fund that can be used at all retail and food service locations at the College. Students who are not continuing at Fanshawe College may be eligible for a refund on any unused balance on the FANCard. For more information, please contact the Campus Store at 519-452-4260.

 

Campus Store

When will I find out what textbooks I need for the summer term and how can I get them?

Booklists for the summer term are now available on the Campus Store website. The Campus Store is open for online order pick-up (weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The store also offers free shipping within Canada on orders over $50.

What if I want to purchase clothing, supplies and gifts online?

All clothing, supplies, and gifts are available for purchase online at www.fanshaweretail.ca. The Campus Store will be processing all orders daily including general merchandise orders.

Since the Campus Store is closed for in-person shopping, will I have to pay for shipping online orders?

The Bookstore is open for in-store pick-up of online orders. There is no charge for shipping on any orders over $50 within Canada. International shipping fees are applicable on all orders.

What if I can’t order online?

If you are unable to order online, please contact the Campus Store at 519-452-4260 and we will attempt to find a solution that meets your needs. Please note: due to the high volume of orders expected in early May, alternate arrangements will be more difficult to arrange at that time.

Can I place my order over the phone?

The Campus Store cannot take payment information over the phone due to payment card compliance regulations. We will be happy to walk you through the steps to order items online at www.fanshaweretail.ca.

 

Graduation

What is the plan for graduation photos?

Beginning Monday, November 16, 2020, Studio Nostalgia will be taking Fanshawe graduation photos at a temporary location: The Park Hotel London, Willow Room (main floor), 242 Pall Mall Street, London. Sessions will be by appointment only. 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic school year grads are welcome to register at https://mygradphotosfanshawe.com.

 

Student Life/Fanshawe Student Union (FSU)

Will the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hold events in the summer term?

The FSU will have a calendar of events activities that will be online and some in person, fully accessible to all blended and online full-time Fanshawe students. Some of the events you may see are bingo nights, Deal or No Deal game nights, special guest musical performances and other fun contests for students to participate in. Be sure to follow the FSU on all our social media accounts to stay up to date on all events and activities, or you can subscribe to our calendars found at www.fsu.ca/events.

I am looking for a job in the summer term. Does the FSU hire students?

Visit www.fsu.ca/jobs on a regular basis to see what positions are available and for more information about the application process.

What is the student health plan and how does it work?

The domestic and international health plans will continue, but students will now be billed annually instead of by semester. Students starting in the summer term will have benefits from May 1 to August 31, 2021. You can find all the information you need on how to access the plan and the benefits by visiting the FSU website. International students will also find a link here to access information from their health care provider, Morcare.

What kind of FSU services and supports will be available for students in the summer?

The FSU will continue to be open for business to support students and advocate on their behalf. Food services will be open. Please visit www.fsu.ca/hospitality for locations and hours. The Interrobang will continue to publish a newspaper and inform students in print and online. The Biz Booth and games room will be open and following all health and safety protocols (including limits on the number of people at one time). Visit the FSU website frequently and connect to our social media channels for more information.

 

General questions

Is the Campus now open for all visitors?

While Fanshawe’s campuses will be open for the delivery of blended programs, we ask that you not attend campus unless you need to do so. Most Student Services will operate virtually, with the exception of the Institute of Indigenous Learning, food services and the bookstore.

Cafeterias, lounges and study spaces will be open with restricted occupancy. Academic offices are offering virtual services only and not open on campus.

We ask that visitors not attend campus.

All employees and students who are coming to campus are required to complete Fanshawe’s COVID screening form each day. Please do not enter campus unless you have completed and passed the assessment, as you may be asked by College staff to provide verification.

I am feeling anxious. Is there someone I can talk to?

It is normal and understandable to feel anxious, especially with the situation rapidly changing. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, students can contact Counselling and Accessibility Services at 519-452-4282 or counselling@fanshawec.ca to schedule a phone of virtual counselling appointment.

For immediate mental health support, students can contact Reach Out at 1-866-933-2023 or visit the 24/7 walk-in Crisis Centre located at 648 Huron Street, London, ON. Good2Talk is a 24/7 helpline for post-secondary students and can be reached at 1-866-925-5454.

What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?

If you were exposed to COVID-19 or have symptoms, complete the Ontario Health Ministry Online Assessment tool to get a recommendation on what to do next. If you experience symptoms of COVID-19, you will also need to complete Fanshawe’s COVID incident reporting form.

All Fanshawe students and employees who are coming to campus are required to complete a COVID-19 online screening assessment each day. The assessment can be accessed on any device using Fanshawe’s COVID screening form. Please do not enter campus unless you have completed and passed the assessment. You may be asked by College staff to provide verification.

Please practice good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette by:

  • Staying home if you experience even mild cold or flu symptoms (e.g., itchy throat, runny nose, etc.);
  • Wearing a face mask while on campus;
  • Avoiding close contact by staying two metres away from others;

  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue away in a closed garbage bin and wash your hands immediately. You can also cough into your sleeve;
  • Cleaning your hands often with soap and water or use alcohol-based hand rub;
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces (including your phone).