Orientation day provides an introduction to your program and the services you can access to support your student journey. All students starting a new program are welcome! It’s a memorable day and comes at no extra charge, so we encourage you to attend!

Take a moment to enjoy this special message from your Fanshawe Student Union President, Ismail Aravai.

Program Orientation

Important program-related information will be shared during your Program Orientation session that is unique to each program. Find the specific time and location of your session here. We recommend that you plan to first attend this Program Orientation session, then participate in other orientation activities. If your Program Orientation is scheduled for the afternoon, visit your campus early to find the location of your session then attend other activities until your orientation begins.

Student Orientation Events

After your Program Orientation learn about the services available to you as a student so you can understand how to take advantage of them throughout your program.  



Time & Location


London Campus Welcome

J Gym 3 

11a.m. - 2p.m.


FanshaweOnline Tutorial

Virtual - Hosted through Zoom 

Various Times - See link


Co-operative Education Orientation


4p.m. - 5 p.m.


Part-Time Post-Secondary Orientation

Virtual - Hosted through Zoom

6p.m. - 7p.m.


Academic Supports - Drop-in Sessions (Library Learning Commons)

Stop by for drop-in sessions on virtual learning help (math and writing), in-person or virtual citation and research services, peer tutoring, the Inclusive Technology Centre, Test Centre – what they do and how they can help, co-curricular library workshops. Games and giveaways are available!


10:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.



When is Orientation?

If you’re starting a program in January, your Orientation Day is Tuesday, January 3, and the first official day of classes is Wednesday, January 4. 

Where is my Orientation?

Your Program Orientation session will be held at the campus you are registered to attend. Use the Program Orientation Schedule to find the campus, room (or zoom link), and time of your session. 

Orientation Checklist 

Wondering how you can prepare for Orientation? Use this checklist to plan your day! 

Plan Ahead

  1. Find your program on the Program Orientation Schedule 
  2. Make note of the campus location of your program orientation session
  3. Clear your calendar to attend this full-day event
  4. Submit your FANCard photo online as far ahead of your Orientation day as you can. Find important information about how to pick-up your FANCard
  5. Review your required course materials and consider ordering them online for delivery or pick-up.  

Orientation Day

  1. Check the Program Orientation Schedule again to confirm if the time or location of your session has been updated. 
  2. Arrive at your campus 30 minutes ahead of your session start time. That will give you time to find the location of your session.
    1. Are you driving to orientation? Learn about parking options
  3. Attend your program-specific orientation session. 
  4. Explore orientation activities at your campus. Get to know staff, faculty and classmates!
  5. Consider attending events and activities at the London Campus location.