Head Start for students starting a program in January 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.

What: Head Start program

When: November 16, for students starting a new program in January 2020.

Where: Room R1020, London Campus (map)


During this program, you will be able to:


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."