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Head Start Summer Workshop Series

For students beginning in September 2021:

Congratulations! We're excited to welcome you to Fanshawe’s supportive school community.
 

Register now below!
Head Start For the fall semester runs from July 13 to August 12.

What is Head Start?

Head Start is a FREE summer workshop series designed for new students who are embarking on their first post-secondary experience here at Fanshawe, whether coming from straight out of high school or another post-secondary institution. Head Start is a prime opportunity to learn more about Fanshawe’s phenomenal student services, as well as a chance to complete the incidentals you need to before September arrives.

Head Start Summer Workshop Series schedule

Click each accordion to view and register for events. You may individually register for as many events as you like. Want to be reminded of events happening? Join our First-year at Fanshawe Facebook group or follow us on Instagram!

July 2021
Date Area / Topic Time (EDT) Register
Tue, July 13 Institute of Indigenous Learning 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Library Learning Commons & Academic Integrity Office 11 a.m. - Noon Click here
  Fanshawe Residence 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Credit Transfer and Pathways 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
Wed, July 14 Employment Services (Co-op and Career) 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
 

Office of the Registrar - Pre Admissions and Pathway Advisors

11 a.m. - Noon Click here
  Academic Advising 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  FANCards (Fanshawe student ID) 1:30 - 2 p.m. Click here
Thu, July 15 WRIT Assessment 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Woodstock/Oxford County Campus 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Financial Readiness - Paying for College 11 a.m. - Noon Click here
  Employment Services (Co-op and Career) 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
Tue, July 20 Accessibility Services 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Sexual Violence Prevention and Education 11 a.m. - Noon Click here
  FSU Services 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Credit Transfer and Pathways 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
Wed, July 21 London Downtown Campus 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Office of the Registrar - Pre Admissions and Pathway Advisors 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Health Plan - Fanshawe Student Union 11 a.m. - Noon Click here
  Institute of Indigenous Learning 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
Thu, July 22 Academic Advising 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Ask Me Anything: Student Services 10 - 11 a.m. TBD
  FANCards (Fanshawe student ID) 11 - 11:30 a.m. Click here
  Esports on Campus 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
Tue, July 27

Personal Counselling

10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Athletics and Student Wellness Centre 11 - 11:30 a.m. Click here
  Sexual Violence Prevention and Education 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Credit Transfer and Pathways 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Accessibility Services 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
Wed, July 28 Office of the Registrar - Pre Admissions and Pathway Advisors 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  LEAP Junction Entrepreneurial Services 11 - 11:30 a.m. Click here
  Part-Time Student Info Session 2 - 3 p.m.

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Thu, July 29 Co-Curricular Record 10 - 10:30 a.m. Click here
  Welcome to St. Thomas Campus 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Athletics and Student Wellness Centre 2 - 2:30 p.m. Click here

 

August 2021
Date Area / Topic Time (EDT) Register
Tue, Aug 3 Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) Services 11 a.m. - Noon Click here
  InSPIRE Mentoring 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Credit Transfer and Pathways 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
Wed, Aug 4 Office of the Registrar - Pre Admissions and Pathway Advisors 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  WRIT Assessment 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Personal Counselling 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  London Downtown Campus 3 - 4 p.m. Click here
Thu, Aug 5 Health Plan - Fanshawe Student Union 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Ask Me Anything: Student Services 2 - 3 p.m. TBD
  Woodstock/Oxford County Campus 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
  LEAP Junction Entrepreneurial Services 2 - 2:30 p.m. Click here
Tue, Aug 10 Esports on Campus 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  How to Use FanshaweOnline (FOL) 11 a.m. - Noon Click here
  Financial Readiness - Paying for College 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  Credit Transfer and Pathways 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
Wed, Aug 11 Co-Curricular Record 10 - 10:30 a.m. Click here
  Office of the Registrar - Pre Admissions and Pathway Advisors 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Library Learning Commons & Academic Integrity Office 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
  Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus 2 - 3 p.m. Click here
Thu, Aug 12 InSPIRE Mentoring 10 - 11 a.m. Click here
  Ask Me Anything: Student Services 11 a.m. - Noon TBD
  Fanshawe Residence 1 - 2 p.m. Click here
  How to Use FanshaweOnline (FOL) 2 - 3 p.m. Click here

 


Frequently asked questions

Why should you come to Head Start?

As a new student, you should come to Head Start because it will keep you out of lines at the beginning of the term. Simply, it will you give you a head start on a successful academic year. If you have any further questions regarding Head Start, please contact orientation@fanshawec.ca.

When does Head Start begin?

Head Start runs from Tuesday, July 13 to Thursday, August 12, 2021. Registration coming soon; please check back here.

Can parents and other supporters attend Head Start?

Yes, parents and other supporters are welcome and encouraged to attend. We know that parents are a key resource and support for their student and we want to ensure you feel equipped with the information you need to help your student succeed.

I was unable to attend a session I was interested in. Can I view a recording?

Yes, all sessions included in the Head Start Summer Workshop Series will be recorded. Please email orientation@fanshawec.ca if you would like a recording of a previous session.

What is the WRIT assessment? How do I write it and what do I need?

WRIT is a free foundational literacy course that deals with critical reasoning and effective writing. Because it is a foundational course, it typically appears on student timetables in the first semester. Most programs at Fanshawe College have a WRIT course as a program requirement.

There are a small number of programs that are exempt from the WRIT assessment. For more information regarding the WRIT assessment and online testing options, visit fanshawec.ca/WRIT.

To write the WRIT assessment, have your Fanshawe username and password ready as it is required to login and write the test. If you don't know your username or password, contact the IT Service Desk via live chat or email.

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! Click here to learn more about FANCards.

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

One of the easiest ways to connect with others is to reach out over social media! Join the Fanshawe first year Facebook group, connect with us on Twitter or Instagram, or contact the Fanshawe Student Union.

Where is Fanshawe College located? Can I book a campus tour?

Please find maps and directions to all Fanshawe campuses here.


Based on the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, Fanshawe has decided to postpone campus tours at all locations. However, you can attend a virtual tour of our London Campus here.

I have a disability. How do I get accommodations in place for the start of term?

 

Identify early with Accessibility Services. Learn more at www.fanshawec.ca/earlyid.

 


Other important information

  • This program is designed for students attending Fanshawe for the first time, whether coming directly from high school or transferring from another post-secondary institution.
  • Head Start will primarily profile student services and resources for all learners and will not include program-specific content. Students will have an opportunity to meet their program faculty during their program orientation on Orientation day in September.

Are you a mature student?

You may find the Return to Learning (R2L) program more suited to your needs. Return to Learning is a two-day program specifically designed for students who will be attending Fanshawe not directly from high school, offering insight and strategies for mature learners. R2L is being hosted on August 24 and 25, 2021 for September intake students. To register for R2L, please click here, then click on the "Return to Learning" tab and follow the instructions.
 

Quotes from Head Start attendees

 

"I found Head Start to be extremely helpful to me and helpful to my parents as well!"

- Rachel S., 2018


"I think Head Start is an awesome opportunity, it answered all my questions about the fall and I got to meet people in my program!"

- Keith M., 2019