Making the most out of your Open House Experience

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Students review info at Open House

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. 


If Fanshawe is on your short list, be sure to mark Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in your calendar and pre-register at

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. 


Parents and students come to Open House at Fanshawe College


Suggestion 1:  If you want to see and do it all, plan to arrive early to fit everything in! 


Suggestion 2:  If Fanshawe is on your shortlist, be sure to mark Saturday, November 16, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in your calendar and pre-register at



Fanshawe will have five campuses (London, Downtown London, Simcoe, St. Thomas and Woodstock) and two regional sites (Clinton and Tiverton) open on November 16. Choose the campus(es) or site(s) that interests you. 



Prioritize what you want to see and do that day. What are the programs you’re most interested in? Not sure yet? Take our Pathfinder assessment at


Info Sessions, Tours and Student Services: 

Exploring the programs your 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.


Info Sessions (London campus only): 


Competitive Programs: What do you need to know before you apply?

Times: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. (45-minute sessions)

Location: D Building, D1032


Degrees and Educational Pathways: Enhance your skill set while earning multiple credentials
Times: 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (60-minute sessions)
Location: F Building, F1010


Paying for College: Helpful tips and resources
Times: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (30–minute sessions)
Location: R Building, R1020


Accessibility Services: Providing equal educational access to students with disabilities
Times: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (60–minute sessions)
Location: D Building, D1029


Go Global! Make your Fanshawe experience international with exchanges, articulations and more
Time: 11 a.m. (60–minute session)
Location: D Building, D1014


Pathways and Mathways for Success: Taking the correct math course and finding math support
Times: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (30–minute sessions)
Location: D Building, D1015



Apartment-style and Townhouse-style Residence - offering tours 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


Student Services: We’re Here for You ​


Students asking questions at Fanshawe College's Open House



Suggestion 3:  Come prepared to ask questions

Here are a few questions we hear at Open House:

  • What hands-on learning opportunities does this program offer?
  • Is there a co-op, placement or internship with this program?
  • Will I get to work on any real-world projects or with actual companies or businesses?
  • What sorts of careers can this program lead to? What types of jobs are graduates of this program getting?
  • Are there any pathways to degrees or additional education through this program?
  • How can I best prepare to be successful in this program? (courses, summer job, independent learning, etc.)


Take note of what interests or excites you. Use Fanshawe’s handy scorecard on your mobile device to make sure you don’t forget anything that might help you make your decision (you can use this at any college you visit). 


Suggestion 4:  Complete your application

Most Open Houses will have staff on hand to help you with your application that day. At Fanshawe, we always like to make that extra special. We’ll be ready to help you apply at any of our locations and receive some free #falconawesome gear 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!


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