Summer College is a free program open to all FNMI Indigenous students starting a program in September 2023. This five-week program (July 17 - Aug 20) provides the opportunity to experience Fanshawe, meet staff, faculty and other students just like you.


Registration for the Summer 2023 program has closed

Why attend?

Lighten your first term course load, get familiar with the campus and get to know staff and students so you feel at home once you start in September! We are here for you.  


Plus, students who are registered at Fanshawe for fall 2023 will be awarded with a $500 bursary after successfully completing Summer College.

Who can attend

This program is open to Indigenous students planning to attend Post-Secondary in Fall 2023

  • Priority will be given to students who have accepted an offer to Fanshawe college
  • Note: Students who have Self-identified as Indigenous through the Institute of Indigenous Learning or their Ontario Colleges application have been sent an invitation to the email associated with their account

Program Specifics

  • Five-week program that takes place from mid-July to mid-August. In 2023, the program runs from July 17 - August 20. 
  • Two weeks are held in person at Fanshawe’s London Campus (the 2023 in-person weeks are the week of July 24 and the week of August 15). You will stay on campus in residence and get acquainted with the college’s facilities, staff and faculty while meeting other students.
  • Remaining three weeks are held online so you can conveniently attend from home using our interactive virtual platform. You will continue your coursework, collaborate with peers, and engage in stimulating discussions, fostering relationship-building and a sense of community.

Course Options

Choose your preferred course path for your Summer College experience. 


Option 1: Writing and Communication Skills (WRIT): This course focuses on enhancing your writing abilities and developing effective communication skills. You will explore various genres of writing, practice critical analysis, and engage in collaborative projects. 

Note: New students have the opportunity to place out of this required course through an assessment. If you successfully place out of this course, you can select the second course option below. 


Option 2: Innovation & Design (General Elective): This course offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of innovation and design thinking. You will learn how to identify problems and generate creative solutions. This general elective allows you to broaden your academic horizons and explore a multidisciplinary approach to innovation and design.

Have questions? 

Contact our team for further details about this program. 

Indigenous Self-Identification

Students who self-ID are invited to Indigenous student events, programs and student services. Let us welcome you into the Indigenous community at Fanshawe and offer support to help you succeed.