Fanshawe College
Quick Facts:
Tuition: $3,656.00  Students: 17,000
1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
London, ON      N5Y 5R6

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College, formerly called the Ontario Vocational Centre (OVC), was established in 1962. It settled with its current name in 1967. It is one of the biggest community college in London Ontario, Canada, with an estimated 20,000 full-time students and 40,000 part-time students. Its motto is "Community Driven..Student Focused." ... continued below

About Fanshawe College

Campus: Facilities, Residence and Location

The College has campuses in Strathroy, Tillsonburg, Woodstock, St. Thomas, and Simcoe. Some of the facilities it provides its students some of the following facilities: Parking, Custodial Mail, Outside Ground Services, and Lockers. The parking space that the campus gives can accommodate around 3,000 cars at different time periods and rates. There are also cleaning services and porters inside the campus. Fanshawe College also provides students housing services inside the campus. It can house in 800 students, and eliminates the need to use any transportation. This makes it easier for them to go from one building to the next, make new friends and form study groups. Some of the amenities include: Light housekeeping in common areas, local phone, internet connection, cable, residence advisors, organized recreational activities and social events, and to monthly water, heat and hydro bills.

Student Services and Student Life

Fanshawe offers the following student services: Virtual Library, The Testing Centre, The Learning Centre, Student Success Centre (The Testing Centre, Student Success Advisors, Sharing Shop, Peer Tutoring, Ombuds Office, Off-Campus Housing, Learning Centre, Housing Mediation, First Nations Centre, Disability Services, Counselling Services, Chaplains Centre, Career Services, and Academic Advice ), Parking, Ombuds Office, Library & Media Services, First Nations Centre, Disability Services, Computer Labs & Resources, and CampusWatch.

The Fanshawe College Student Union is the representative body of all the Simcoe, Woodstock, and St. Thomas/Elgin campus students. Aside from becoming the “voice” of the students, it also provides the following services: Biz Booth, Bus Pass, Conference Facilities, Free Legal Services, The Gamesroom, Health/Dental Plan, Internet Cafe, Oasis, Out Back Shack, Ride Board, Used Book Shop, Contests, and others. Full-time students of the College automatically become members of the student union.

The Varsity Falcon competes in the Intercollegiate Varsity Programs which include the following sports: Men’s and Women’s Gold, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Running, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Volleyball, Men’s Volleyball, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Badminton, Men’s Indoor Soccer, Women’s Indoor Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Curling.

Students who want to de-stress after a long day of hectic schedules and exams can go to the professionally operated fitness and health clubs offered by Fanshawe College Community Fitness Centre. They can take advantage of the fitness evaluation labs, aerobic studios, fitness clubs, and gymnasia that the centre offers, and memberships are available to the community, corporations, alumni, staff, faculty and students at reasonable price rates.

Academic Programs

Fanshawe College has one of the best co-op colleges in Canada, and it offers over 100 programs that can earn a student degrees, diplomas, and certificates. The program areas include: Tourism & Hospitality, Music Industry Arts, Motive Power Technology, Manufacturing Sciences, Language and Liberal Studies, Information Technology, Human Services, Health Sciences, Continuing Education, Contemporary Media, Business Studies, Building Technology, and Art and Design.

Off-Campus Living

The College gives a comprehensive guide to help students find the right off-campus residence for them to stay in. They also give a booklet (Renting in London) to help the students find the right place for them to stay in.

London Information

London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. London is the seat of Middlesex County, at the forks of the non-navigable Thames River, approximately halfway between Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. London's economy is dominated by locomotive and military vehicle production, insurance, and information technology.

London has a humid continental climate. Because of its location in the continent and proximity to the Great Lakes, London experiences very contrasting seasons. The summers are usually warm to hot and humid, while the winters are normally quite cold but with frequent thaws. London has the most thunderstorms of any area in Canada due to the lake breeze convergence.


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