Seeing a school for yourself and feeling its energy can be a game-changer; it can move your fringe choice to the top or maybe your top choice to the bottom of your list.
A school's open house is a great experience, but it can be overwhelming with so much to see and do, so we want to help you prepare to make the most of the experience. How each school presents itself during an Open House or Preview Day may be different, so here's our suggestions to get as much as possible out of your Fanshawe Open House experience.
Suggestion 1: If you want to see and do it all, plan to arrive early to fit everything in!
Suggestion 2: Register ahead of time at openhouse.fanshawec.ca to receive regular updates about the event and for easier check-in on the day of Open House.
Fanshawe will have six campuses (London, Downtown London, London South, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock) and regional sites (Goderich, Kincardine and Tiverton) open on March 14, 2020. Choose the campus(es) or site(s) that interests you. A shuttle bus will run in London for the following locations: Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies; Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology; London Downtown Campus or London South Campus (LSC).
Prioritize what you want to see and do that day. Discover the programs you’re interested in. Meet faculty and current students and ask about career pathways and co-op opportunities.
Not sure what program is the right fit? Take our Pathfinder assessment at fanshawepathfinder.ca.
Info Sessions, Residence Tours and Here for You Student Services Showcase:
Exploring the programs you are interested in should be your number one priority, but it's also important to check out the information sessions on student services and accommodations offered at each campus. At Fanshawe's London Campus, we'll offer a number of sessions along with residence tours throughout our Open House. Our regional campuses will also have staff on hand to answer any questions you have on any of these topics.
College 101 Sessions (London campus only):
Prepare for life as a #FanshaweFalcon at drop-in sessions with the experts! All sessions will be held in Forwell Hall. Visiting a regional campus? Our staff can answer any questions you have on these topics.
Providing equal educational access to students with disabilities.
10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (60-minute session.)
College Degrees and Educational Pathways:
Enhance your skill set while earning multiple credentials.
Make your Fanshawe experience international with exchanges, articulations and more.
Pathways and Mathways for Success:
Taking the correct math course and finding math support.
10 a.m. and 12 p.m.
Planning to Pay for College:
Budgeting, OSAP, bursaries, scholarships and more.
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Student Wellness Centre:
Life after confirming your offer.
Residence is guaranteed for first-year students at London Campus! Tours begin in R1042 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit a traditional-style residence on tour, then explore a townhouse-style residence at Kestrel Court on your own. Our regional campus staff can answer any questions you may have about finding housing in the area.
Here for You Student Services Showcase:
Discover our student support services in J Gym, from admissions and application advisors to the Fanshawe Student Union and learning supports. Our regional campuses will have staff on hand to answer any questions you have on these topics.
Suggestion 3: Come prepared to ask questions.
Top 5 questions to ask at Open House:
These questions will get you thinking about college and the things you should know before you make your decision.
- What subjects am I good at or what programs interest me?
- Are there hands-on learning opportunities in this program?
- What sorts of careers does this program lead to?
- Are there any pathways to other degrees or programs through this program?
- Where can I find more information about this program?
Suggestion 4: Apply or confirm your offer!
Ready to make a decision? We'll be ready to help you apply or confirm at any of our locations and receive a special gift on the spot!
You're now ready to make the most out of any Open House experience!
We hope you'll join us. Register now!