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Orientation

Fall 2020 Orientation

We are excited to welcome you to our Fanshawe College community this upcoming September. As we anticipate your arrival, 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. Our team has developed a comprehensive schedule of FREE summer academic preparation courses and workshops, to make you feel prepared ahead of your first day at Fanshawe. Start today to think about your next step forward at Fanshawe.

SAVE THE DATE: Orientation day is currently scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020.

 

Summer Academic and Preparation Sessions

The following FREE workshop series and courses are available to new students to help smooth the transition to Fanshawe this September:
 

 July 2020
NAME DATE & TIME REGISTRATION LINK

JumpStart Math (Virtual Sessions)

Tue, Jul 28
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Click here

JumpStart Math (Virtual Sessions)

Wed, Jul 29
6 - 8 p.m.
Click here

JumpStart Math (Online Self-Guided)

Tue, Jul 28
7 - 8 p.m. (live help)
Click here

 

August 2020
NAME DATE & TIME REGISTRATION LINK
Introduction to FOL and WebAdvisor Mon, Aug 3
1 - 2 p.m.
Coming soon
Virtual Learning Skills

Wed, Aug 5
1 - 2 p.m.

Coming soon
Starting Assignments

Mon, Aug 10
1 - 2 p.m.

Coming soon
Improving Paragraph Structure

Wed, Aug 12
1 - 2 p.m.

Coming soon
JumpStart Writing Workshop Session 1: College Writing Expectations Thu, Aug 13
10 - 11 a.m.
Coming soon
Perfecting Punctuation

Mon, Aug 17
1 - 2 p.m.

Coming soon
Polishing Assignments

Wed, Aug 19
1 - 2 p.m.

Coming soon
JumpStart Writing Workshop Session 2: Tips and Tools for Starting Assignments Thu, Aug 20
10 - 11 a.m.
Coming soon
Academic Integrity and APA (Session 1)

Mon, Aug 24
1 - 2 p.m.

Coming soon
Academic Integrity and APA (Session 2)

Wed, Aug 26
1 - 2 p.m.

Coming soon

JumpStart Writing Workshop Session 3: Introduction to APA 7

Thu, Aug 27
10 - 11 a.m.
Coming soon

 

September 2020
NAME DATE & TIME REGISTRATION LINK
Return2Learn: Effective Learning Strategies Tue, Sep 1
1 - 4 p.m.
Coming soon
Return2Learn: Remote Learning Considerations Wed, Sep 2
1 - 4 p.m.
Coming soon
JumpStart Writing Workshop Session 4: How to Avoid Common Writing Errors Thu, Sep 3
10 - 11 a.m.
Coming soon
JumpStart Math (Virtual Sessions) Tue, Sep 8
5 - 7 p.m.
Click here
Return2Learn: Effective Learning Strategies Tue, Sep 8
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Coming soon
JumpStart Math (Online Self-Guided) Tue, Sep 8
7 - 8 p.m. (live help)
Click here
2 Hour JumpStart Writing Workshop:
Session 3 & 4 (Intro to APA 7 & How to Avoid Common Writing Errors)

Wed, Sep 9
9 - 11 a.m.

Coming soon
Return2Learn: Remote Learning Considerations Wed, Sep 9
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Coming soon
2 Hour JumpStart Writing Workshop:
Session 3 & 4 (Intro to APA 7 & How to Avoid Common Writing Errors)
Thu, Sep 10
9 - 11 a.m.
Coming soon
2 Hour JumpStart Writing Workshop:
Session 1 & 2 (College Writing Expectations & Tips and Tools for Starting Assignments)
Mon, Sep 14
9 - 11 a.m.
Coming soon
2 Hour JumpStart Writing Workshop:
Session 1 & 2 (College Writing Expectations & Tips and Tools for Starting Assignments)
Tue, Sep 15
9 - 11 a.m.
Coming soon

 


Program orientations

Program orientations will be posted here in August. Keep an eye on your email as well - you will receive notifications as updates occur.

Frequently asked questions about orientation:
About orientation

 

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! Your program orientation is a chance to get all your questions answered and meet students in your specific program. This will allow you to become more familiar with the campus you're attending and feel more comfortable before beginning classes. Your program orientation is strongly recommended to attend. If you are unable to attend Orientation, please be sure to contact your program coordinator - their name can be found in FanshaweOnline (FOL).

What is a program orientation? When and where is mine?

  • Your program orientation is an introduction to your program that will provide an overview of what to expect. For the Fall 2020 semester, program orientations will be posted in August. If your program is not listed, please email orientation@fanshawec.ca.

How can I be successful as an online learner?

  • Please visit this page for all the resources you will need to be successful as an online learner. You can also view the recorded session of "Being a Successful Online Learner" here.

What can I do to prepare myself for my semester?

Where can I check my class schedule?

  • You can check your class schedule on WebAdvisor

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

What virtual student services are available to me?

 

Attending orientation

 

How do I attend my orientation online?

  • Your program orientation is an introduction to your program that will provide an overview of what to expect. Program orientations for the Fall 2020 semester will be released in August. Watch your email at that time for more details.

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.)

What's the best way to meet people during orientation week?

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 contact us at orientation@fanshawec.ca so we can help direct you to your next step.

 

Orientation details

 

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! You will be able to get your FANCard on campus when you attend orientation on September 21.

Does orientation cost anything?

  • No, there is no fee for attending orientation.

Are all orientation events happening online accessible?

  • Yes! Our orientation committee works hard to make sure everyone can participate in all our orientation events. To confirm that our orientation 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.

 

International students

 

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

  • Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, your entry to Canada may be denied. Please email fanshawecares@fanshawec.ca with any questions about arriving in Canada as an international student.

What is the International Welcome? Why should I attend?

  • The International Welcome is specifically designed for international students of all countries to become better acquainted with Fanshawe College and adjusting to life in Canada.
  • The International Welcome for the Fall 2020 semester is still to be determined. We will post an update here once confrimed.
  • Are you an international student and 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 online. Click here to see your favourite services that are available virtually for you!
  • Need a refresher on online learning? Watch our recorded session on "Being A Successful Online Learner" here.
  • 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.

 

 

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 fall 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 www.fanshawec.ca/smokefree.

 

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