Head Start for students starting a program in Fall 2019

Head Start is designed for new students who are starting their first college program at Fanshawe. It's an opportunity to learn more about Fanshawe, meet with staff and possibly faculty, as well as a chance to take care of some of the items you need to complete before the start of school.

Why should you come to Head Start as a new student? It will keep you out of lines at the start of the semester for things you can get done during the Head Start program. More importantly our information shows that Head Start participants have a higher first term GPA and are more likely to return for their second year to Fanshawe. These are two great reasons to attend Head Start.

Note: this program is geared to our first level students and may not be valuable to students in our graduate studies programs. Parents and supporters are welcome but will attend separate programming.

London Campus

Head Start will run weekdays between July 3 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m.
Located in Forwell Hall, London Campus (View campus map.)

During this program, you will be able to:

Parents and supporters are welcome but will have separate activities for a portion of the day.

Schedule

  • Wednesday, July 3, 2019: Faculty of Business, Information Technology and Part-time studies - includes:
    • Lawrence Kinlin School of Business
    • School of Information Technology (London Campus programs)

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  • Thursday, July 4, 2019: Faculty of Health, Community Studies and Public Safety - includes:
    • School of Health Science
    • School of Community Studies
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Safety

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  • Friday, July 5, 2019: Faculty of Creative Industries (London Campus) - includes:
    • School of Contemporary Media
    • School of Design

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  • Monday, July 8, 2019: Faculty of Science, Trades and Technology - includes:
    • Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology
    • Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology
    • School of Transportation Technology and Apprenticeship
    • School of Applied Science and Technology

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  • Tuesday, July 9, 2019: Faculty of Business, Information Technology and Part-time studies - includes:
    • Lawrence Kinlin School of Business
    • School of Information Technology (London Campus programs)

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  • Wednesday, July 10, 2019: Faculty of Health, Community Studies and Public Safety - includes:
    • School of Health Sciences
    • School of Community Studies
    • School of Nursing
    • School of Public Safety

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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019: Faculty of Creative Industries (London Campus) - includes:
    • School of Contemporary Media
    • School of Design

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  • Thursday, July 11, 2019: School of Language and Liberal Studies

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Downtown London Campus

Head Start at the Downtown London Campus will run Friday, July 12, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m., location to be determined

  •  Friday, July 12, 2019: Downtown London Campus - includes:
    • School of Digital and Performing Arts
    • School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts
    • School of Information Technology (Downtown London Campus programs

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Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus

Head Start at the Woodstock/Oxford Regional Campus (view map) will run Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with registration starting at 8:45 a.m.

The WRIT assessment will be administered from 1 to 3 p.m. (1 hour each, please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in).

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St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus

Head Start at the St. Thomas/Elgin Regional Campus (view map) will run Wednesday, July 17, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with registration refreshments starting at 8:30 a.m.
A pizza lunch will be provided at 12 p.m. and the WRIT assessment will be administered from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus

Head Start at the Simcoe/Norfolk Regional Campus (view map) will run Thursday, July 18, 2019 with the WRIT assessement being administered from 8:30 to 10 a.m. (please arrive 15 minutes early to sign in). Registration for the main event will take place at 9:45 a.m. with light refreshments. A pizza lunch will be provided at 12 p.m. for all guests, followed by an information session for students with disaibilities from 1 to 2 p.m.

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Frequently asked questions Answers
Where is Fanshawe College located?

Maps and directions to all Fanshawe campuses.

What do I need to do to write the WRIT Assessment?

Bring your Fanshawe username and password with you. It is required to login and write the test.

What should I bring?

  • Valid government-issued photo ID (and for OSAP OAN retrieval and/or password reset proof of Social Insurance Number is required) 
    See our OSAP FAQs for more information.
  • Lunch money
  • Light sweater or sweatshirt
  • Lots of questions

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.

Quotes from Head Start attendees

"I had a great guide and experience. It really made me look forward to September!"


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


"Coming to Fanshawe for my first year having not been in school for 10 years now is a little intimidating. However being involved in the Head Start program and participating in other opportunities to get myself started as a mature student and a first-year student has been incredibly helpful."


"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!"


"Had an awesome time :) Got to meet some people in my program and we have been chatting over the summer! Thanks again Head Start!"


"It was a great experience. As an adult student and a stay-at-home mom for many years, I was nervous about going back to school, however the orientation was great, organized, fun and informative and therefore put my mind a little at ease. Thanks."