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September 1, 2016

Fanshawe's London Campus will welcome record numbers of international students in September 2016 - a 16 per cent increase compared to last year. More than 2,400 students from 70 countries will attend Fanshawe, with more than 1,000 students in first-year.

“International students gravitate to where they feel they belong and where they can see themselves,” says Wendy Curtis, executive director of Fanshawe's International Centre. “Fanshawe College is that place for a number of reasons, including an exceptional classroom experience with professors who have worked in the industry. Students also see themselves being successful in the city of London.” 

Amongst the new students starting their first day at Fanshawe are two sets of twins from China. Si Mei Lei and Chi In Lei, and Tian Huan Yang and Tian Xiao Yang, will begin classes at the College on Tuesday, September 6.

This year, 10 new programs are also being launched at the College, including an advanced diploma in Fire Inspection and Fire Safety Education and a graduate certificate in Advanced Ergonomic Studies, the first programs of its kind in Canada.

Students will begin moving into residence on Saturday, September 3 and Sunday, September 4, 2016.

Residence on-campus welcome events (please see campus map here):

Saturday, September 3, 2016

  • Pizza fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Falcon residence
  • Karaoke, 7 to 10 p.m., Oasis


Sunday, September 4, 2016

  • Pizza fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., outside Falcon residence
  • Ice breakers night, 7 to 10 p.m., Oasis

Monday, September 5, 2016

  • Residence BBQ, 6 to 8 p.m., Student Union Building courtyard (outside Forwell Hall)
  • Comedy show, 8 to 9 p.m., Alumni Lecture Theatre (D1060)

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

  • First day of classes
  • Free Carnival Day, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Student Union Building courtyard (outside Forwell Hall)

As Fanshawe students begin to socialize and settle into their new surroundings, there are many exciting events scheduled during orientation. Headlining the activities will be country music stars Chad Brownlee, Jess Moskaluke and The Abrams. They will perform on Thursday, September 8, 2016, in the Glen Johnston Athletic Centre (J Gymnasium) at 7 p.m.

A complete list of orientation activities is available here.

For more information, please contact Corporate Communications