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Orientation

Winter 2022 Orientation - Tuesday, January 4

Welcome to our Fanshawe College community! We want to ensure you feel confident and supported in your transition to college. We want you to finish well, and that requires us to help you start strong.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022:
Orientation day for all students starting in a new program in any level.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022:
Classes for the Winter 2022 semester begin. Please follow your regular class schedule starting on this day through WebAdvisor (available December 9, 2021).
 

Orientation day and program orientation information

Orientation day schedule

The Winter 2022 orientation day schedule will be announced at a later date. Please check back here and watch your email for more information.

Program orientations

All program orientations for the Winter 2022 will occur on orientation day -- Tuesday, January 4. We will announce more information on how to access at a later date.

Why should I attend orientation? Do I have to go?

  • Orientation is a great opportunity to learn more about Fanshawe College and what to expect now that you're here! With this in mind, it is strongly encouraged you attend orientation.

Can I attend orientation events if I'm an online student?

  • Yes! All Fanshawe students studying in any format can attend all orientation events, whether online or in-person.

Can I bring a guest / non-Fanshawe student to orientation events?

  • No, all orientation events are for registered Fanshawe students only.

Does orientation cost anything?

  • No, there is no fee for attending orientation.

Are all orientation events accessible?

  • Yes! To confirm that our events suit your specific needs, please contact orientation@fanshawec.ca and let us know what you require so that we can ensure we have the appropriate accommodations in place for you when you arrive.
  • Do you have a documented disability? Register with Accessibility Services to receive academic accommodations before you begin class! Follow these instructions to start.

How can I connect with other incoming students, upper-year students and staff?

I'm arriving late / I was admitted late. Can I still participate?

  • Of course! The easiest way for us to accommodate late registration is to know in advance when you'll be coming. Please email orientation@fanshawec.ca so we can help direct you to your next step.
Program delivery and class schedules

Program delivery

  • Program delivery for the Winter 2022 semester will be announced at a later date.

Class schedules

  • Class schedules for the Winter 2022 semester will be available on December 9 by logging into WebAdvisor.
  • Don't know your login? You would have received an email from Fanshawe with your username and password when you first applied. If you cannot find the email, you can reset your password HERE with your username (if you know it) or your student number.

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

  • Synchronous: students attend live virtual sessions with the professor and the class. (ex: office hours, check-ins, problem solving or group work)
  • Asynchronous: students can access content and work on activities independently at a time that is convenient for them.
In-person (on-campus) services and supports

In-person services and supports

For a full list of open, virtual and closed student supports, please check the myFanshawe student portal under the "Student Resources" section. Log into myFanshawe with the same username and password you use for WebAdvisor and FanshaweOnline):

Are you studying at a Regional Campus?

More information will be posted at a later date.

 

Coming to campus: COVID-19, wayfinding, parking and bus pass info

Are you required to come on campus?

Fanshawe College will be implementing a vaccination policy for all employees, students, contractors and visitors who are required to be on campus this fall. For the latest updates, click here.

COVID Training Module
You will be required to complete the "COVID Training Winter 2022" module on FanshaweOnline. We will inform you when it is available.

We also recommend you download the following two applications:
- Fanshawe Stay Safe app (iOS / Android); conduct a self-screening each day you are on campus
- Canada COVID Alert app (iOSAndroid)

 

Construction detours - London Campus

Watch the video below for information about getting around the London Campus during renovations (or view campus map).

How will I know how often I will need to come to campus?

  • Check your class schedule (available December 9 for students starting in January / Winter 2022) on WebAdvisor. We expect students will only come to campus when required for in-person labs and classrooms, which will be indicated on your class schedule.

Need to park on campus?

  • London Campus: $2.50 per entry in the general parking lots (Lot 5 & 8) available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Downtown Campus: Please park in one of the municipal lots located downtown. Parking fees vary by lot.

  • Regional Campuses: Parking is free at each of the Regional Campus lots.

For more information, please visit our Transportation, Parking and Lockers page.

How do I get a bus pass?

 

International students

I'm an international student coming to Fanshawe. When should I plan to arrive in Canada?

Unvaccinated students coming to Canada are required to complete a 14-day quarantine period upon arrival, and quarantine plans must be approved by Fanshawe. Please see the Fanshawe Cares – Arrival Services page for more information.

What international student sessions can I attend before orientation?

Fanshawe Cares, Fanshawe Works and the International Welcome are just some of the events specifically designed for international students around orientation! These events have passed for the fall. If you missed these sessions, email international@fanshawec.ca for more information.

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If you have any other questions, please email us at international@fanshawec.ca to speak to someone in the International Office.
 

Returning (Level 2+) students

Welcome back, returning students!

  • Fanshawe continues to be Here For You as you start your next semester. Visit fanshawec.ca/hereforyou or log in to the myFanshawe student portal for more info.
  • Are you in an upper-year (Level 2+) program orientation? More information will be posted at a later date. Please check back here and watch your email for more info.
  • Need a refresher on FanshaweOnline (FOL)? We have a series of pre-recorded videos explaining FOL. Watch the full playlist here our Fanshawe YouTube page.
  • InSPIRE Mentoring: InSPIRE is Fanshawe’s official student mentorship experience. Three different pillars to accommodate different career goals and industries: Peer-to-peer, Industry Matching, and Build-your-own. Whether you want to pass knowledge down to other students or build lasting connections for your future, learn more about being either a mentor or a mentee at fanshawec.ca/inspire.

 

Conquering your first 30 days - student services guide

 

Your first month at Fanshawe will be a busy one; here's a helpful guide to get you started on the many services available to you. Also, see our "Student Services Showcase" tab above to join helpful info sessions after orientation day:

 

Getting Started
 

Stay in Touch
 

Academic

 

Technology

 

Health and Wellness

 

Career
 

  • Career building: Get help from Career and Employment Services to improve your resume, cover letter, interview skills and apply to jobs
  • Entrepreneurship help: Get assistance developing your business idea with LEAP Junction
  • Co-Curricular Record: Sign up and build your Co-Curricular Record, an institutionally recognized document that goes with your academic transcript that showcases your involvement and growth outside of the classroom

 

Other frequently asked questions

What is a FANCard? When and how do I get it?

  • Your FANCard is your official identification card at Fanshawe College and all-access pass to Fanshawe resources, including Student ID, bus pass, room and building access, meal plans, health plans, and more! Visit fanshawec.ca/fancard to learn more and how to pick up.

How do I access my FanshaweOnline (FOL) username/password?

How do I access my student number and/or confirmation of enrolment letter?

  • Step 1: Log in to WebAdvisor.
  • Step 2: Select the Student tab on the right hand side of the page.
  • Step 3: Under the Academic Profile heading, select:
    • My Profile tab to locate your 7-digit student number

    • Verification of Enrolment Letter tab to access a confirmation of enrolment letter. (If you are unable to access your confirmation of enrolment letter, please email records@fanshawec.ca.)​​​​​​

How can I be successful as an online learner?

  • You can watch this video on how to be a successful online learner created by our eLearning Coordinators at your convenience.

What can I do to prepare myself for my semester?

  • Check out the "Conquering your first 30 days" tab above.

 

 

A message from Fanshawe President Peter Devlin

 

A message from FSU President Ricardo Souza

 

Do you have any more questions?

Please send an email to orientation@fanshawec.ca or call us at 519-452-4277. For more information regarding the upcoming semester, please click here for the most up-to-date news.

 

Note: As of November 1, 2018, all Fanshawe campuses have gone smoke-free. For more information visit https://www.fanshawec.ca/about-fanshawe/corporate-info/smoke-free-fanshawe.