First Year

Being a successful student is rewarding, but it is hard work.

That's why our focus on student success goes beyond the classroom to include the many facilities and support services designed to help you thrive. Whether you're a new student looking for a peer tutor or career counselling, there’s always a helping hand available. Fanshawe has a support system that has you covered from orientation to graduation and beyond.

Events and workshops to attend


The following events are all FREE and designed for students coming to Fanshawe for the first time:

Prepare to Learn

This workshop series hosted by Fanshawe's Library Learning Commons focuses more on the academic tools needed to succeed at college, such as online learning tools, math, study strategies, research and more! Register for Prepare to Learn.

Fanshawe Cares

This series of drop-in virtual orientation sessions is designed for new international students. Learn about Fanshawe's many student services (Career Services, FSU, Library, etc.), connect with staff directly, discuss working in London, find housing and other tips on settling in, and more! Visit Here For You: Summer Orientation Series and look under the "Fanshawe Cares" section for more info.


Your official beginning to Fanshawe! Learn more about your program and get involved with other fun and exciting orientation day events. Learn more at about orientation.

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Here for You: Student Services & Academic Support

We’re here for you. Whether you're new to learning online, new to Fanshawe or just looking for support from one of our many departments, we're here to help you succeed. Our knowledgeable and caring staff are happy to assist you through phone or virtual appointments to help you get started and along the way.


Student Essentials

International Students

Fanshawe College welcomes students from more than 100 countries around the world each year. Find more information within the International Student Service section.


Your FANCard is your official Fanshawe identification card. But it does more than just act as ID; keep life simple with one card and take advantage of its other convenient features.

Fanshawe Student Union (FSU)

The Fanshawe Student Union is a student representative body, designed to meet the various needs and expectations of students attending Fanshawe College.


Your official welcome to Fanshawe! View your program, orientation and other start-of-term activities.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Don't miss an important date. Find information on academic calendars and other important dates to help you succeed.

Campus Maps

Be prepared on your first day by viewing our campus maps that include parking information, routes and campus layouts.

Accessibility Services

Fanshawe College has many accessibility services available for students with any type of disability. Find out we help you succeed.

Financial Aid and OSAP

The Financial Aid and Awards Office provides financial support and advice to help students fund their college education.

Pride at Fanshawe

We value diversity. It's essential to our mission of providing pathways to success and an exceptional learning experience.

Have more questions? Visit Fanshawe's First Year FAQ page

First Year Timeline

Before you apply

When you apply

6 to 12 months before

4 to 6 months before your program

3 to 4 months before your program

2 to 3 months before

4 to 6 weeks before

1 month before

3 weeks before