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Orientation

Summer 2022 Orientation - Monday, May 2

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.

Monday, May 2, 2022:
Orientation day for all students starting in a new program. No classes will be held this day.
Classes for the Summer 2022 semester begin for all level 2+ students. Find your class schedule on WebAdvisor.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022:
Classes for the Summer 2022 semester begin level 1 students. Find your class schedule on WebAdvisor.

How can you prepare for orientation?
Click on the "Preparing for orientation..." tab below! 

Upload your FANCard photo!
The FANCard is an all-in-one card that acts as your student ID, building and room access, meal plan, bus pass, health plan and Wellness Centre access. All students are required to upload their photo for their class rosters and FANCard. Get yours done today; it's quick and easy!
Upload your photo here.

 

Orientation day and program orientation information

Orientation day schedule

Plan your day and register in advance for orientation sessions! More sessions will be added later, so please check back here and watch your email for more information.
 

Are you an international student?
Click on the "International students" tab below to find more events specifically for you!

Monday, May 2 (orientation day)

Session Name and Description Time (EST) Link
Program orientations: Your official introduction to your program. You will receive an email closer to the day with your program orientation link and other information. Varies by program  View schedule
Student Services Showcase Open to all students (all levels, all campuses)

Mon. May 2, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

130 Dundas, Second Floor

Ask Me Anything: Ask questions about Fanshawe's student services, online learning and anything else!

Mon. May 2, 9 a.m. Click to register
FanshaweOnline (FOL): Learn how to use FanshaweOnline, the home of your courses. Choose one session of three.

Mon. May 2, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tue, May 3, 6 p.m.

Click to register
London Campus Summer Orientation Welcome Barbeque: Open to all students (all levels, all campuses)

Tues. May 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Click to register


Program orientations

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 information for the Summer 2022 semester was included in your invoice.

Class schedules

  • Class schedules will be available by Wednesday, April 6 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.
Preparing for orientation and 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. We recommend learning about as many of the below tips as you can before your first day with us, but you can view them at any time.

 

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

 

Coming to campus: wayfinding, parking and bus pass info

Coming to campus?
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?

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?

 

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).

International students

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

Please see the Fanshawe Cares – Arrival Services page for more information.

What international student sessions can I attend before orientation?

Arrival Sessions – Wednesday's 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. EDT

Join us for the latest information about travelling to Canada, quarantine rules and resources, vaccine info, etc. No registration required; click here to join the weekly meeting!

Fanshawe Cares – April 4 to April 22 (Monday to Friday only), 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. EDT

A 14-day series with special guests that runs twice. Topics include Morcare, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), the Library, housing and more. No registration required; click here to join! (Meeting ID and passcode was emailed to you on March 28)

Fanshawe Works – Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 EDT

Two days of info to help new international students find and keep a job in Canada. Sessions include resumes, virtual job search, an alumni panel, an employer panel and more! Click here to register; you will receive another email closer to the date with the event link.

International Welcome – Friday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. EDT

Your official welcome to Fanshawe College! Join us as we share helpful info to get you settled and organized! The International Welcome will be hosted online Friday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Please register to attend virtually using this registration link: http://eepurl.com/hXj0Pn; you will receive another email closer to to the date with the event link.

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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? Please check your FanshaweOnline (FOL) account for summer 2022 program details.
  • 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.

 

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 Ismael Aravai

 

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.