Head Start Program

For students beginning their post-secondary journey in September 2020:

Congratulations, you are in! We are excited to welcome you to Fanshawe’s supportive school community.

What is Head Start?

Head Start summer orientation program is designed for new students who are embarking on their first post-secondary experience here at Fanshawe. Head Start is a prime opportunity to learn more about Fanshawe’s phenomenal student services, as well as a chance to take care of the incidentals item you need to complete before September arrives.

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


Please note:
- This program is geared for our new first level students and may not be valuable to students in our graduate studies programs or have previously attended another post secondary institution.

- Head Start will primarily profile student services and resources for all learners and will not include program-specific content, online delivery and nor will the day involve program faculty. 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 2 Learning program more suited to your needs. Return 2 Learning is being hosted on August 27, 2020 for September intake students. To register for Return 2 Learning, please click here.


REGISTRATION (coming soon for Fall 2020)


What: Head Start program

Who: For students starting a program in September 2020

When: To be determined

Where: Forwell Hall, London Campus (map)


Event schedules

For students


Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Event Registration (Forwell Hall)

9 a.m. Campus Welcome (Forwell Hall)
9:25 a.m.

WRIT assessment (located in H labs)

10:25 a.m.

Information session (located in M2047)

11:10 a.m.

Campus tour / student card picture (**need government ID)




For guests


Time Event
8:30 a.m.

Event Registration (Forwell Hall)

9 a.m. Campus Welcome (Forwell Hall)
9:25 a.m.

What to expect (Forwell Hall)

10:25 a.m.

Financing a College Education

11:30 a.m.

Health Plan and FSU Information

12 p.m.

Service Fair




Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Where is Fanshawe College located?


Please click to view: Maps and directions to all Fanshawe campuses.


What do I need 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 to Head Start?


  • 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
  • Cash for parking
  • 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



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