Friday, August 9, 2019
A new student carriers his belonging into residence.

Last updated August 10, 2023

Is it your first year away from home? Don’t panic. Residence will be your home away from home for this school year.

Whether you live in traditional apartment-style or townhouse-style accommodation you need to prepare for your move. Here are a few things to know before moving in.

When is your move-in date?

Residence move-in will be Saturday, September 2nd and Sunday, September 3rd, 2023 between 8 am and 4 pm. You can book your move-in time slot by logging in to the StarRez portal.

Where to go on Move-in Day

On move-in day, head directly to the check-in tent in parking lot 10. At the check-in tent, you’ll get your move-in package and be what building to go to so you know how to navigate to your new home.
Once you arrive at your building, move-in crew volunteers will help you move your belongings into your room. There is no parking in front of the building, so someone will need to stay with your vehicle while you and your things are dropped off at your new home.


man at computer in residence room

How to Prepare For Move-IN

Make sure you've sent in a photo for your FanCard so that it will be ready upon your arrival.

What to pack

  • Bedroom supplies
  • Program supplies
  • Workspace supplies
  • Bathroom supplies
  • Kitchen supplies
  • Personal items
  • Laundry supplies
  • Mini fridge
  • Residence linens

What should I pack for Residence?


woman at computer in front of residence window

Once you’ve moved-in

  • Getting Involved – get involved with the community! Your Residence Services team will host a lot of different events, keep an eye on the community bulletin boards. The Fanshawe Student Union also hosts activities and plans events of interest for residents including sports, social activities and off-campus events.
  • Get to know your roommates! Spend some time bonding with your roommates, find interests your share and talk about your expectations of living together.
  • Finding Support – We’re here for you! Your Resident Advisor and the Residence Life staff members are here to help you with any problems or concerns. In case of emergencies there are Residence Life Managers accessible on site 24/7.

For Mom/Dad and loved ones

Parent/Guardian Orientation

On both Saturday and Sunday move-in days, Fanshawe is hosting information sessions for family and loved ones so you can know what to expect when your student is living away from home. You can attend one of these sessions at 11 am or 2 pm on both Saturday and Sunday in R1042.

Care Packages

Being away from home for the first time can be hard. Surprising your loved one with a letter from home or a care package containing some of their favourite things can help make the homesickness a little bit easier.

Mail and packages can be sent to:
Students name

c/o Residence Services, Fanshawe College
1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.
Box 7004
London, Ontario
N57 5W2


If you need help moving in or have any questions or concerns contact Residence.

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