Fanshawe College looks to reopen more on-campus services in the fall

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Fanshawe College looks to reopen more on-campus services and activities.

Fanshawe College has announced its official plans for the fall term, promising few changes for class delivery and no COVID-19 vaccine requirements to attend classes.

Students attending Fanshawe in the fall will have now received an email detailing a list of plans for the fall term. The fall semester will run from Sept. 7 to Dec. 17, 2021.

Many in-person services and activities will be reopening including the Student Wellness Centre, student lounge spaces and study areas, and all academic offices across campus. Food services offered through the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) will also be reopening, including Oasis, Outback Shack, and Booster Juice.

The full list of services that are set to reopen includes:

  • Academic offices across all campuses
  • Student lounge spaces and study areas
  • Student Service hubs at the London Campus in E building, B/T building and the Student Wellness Centre
  • The Office of the Registrar in-person triage services
  • Food services at the London Campus (1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.) will be offered through the Fanshawe Student Union in the Oasis, Booster Juice and the Out Back Shack
  • Student Wellness Centre including fitness, campus recreation and outdoor group fitness classes
  • The outdoor basketball courts and multi-purpose fields
  • Varsity athletics will return to near-full levels of OCAA and CCAA competition
  • Indigenous Centre
  • Accessibility lab
  • Test Centre
  • Counselling services
  • Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) office
  • Library Learning Commons
  • Campus Store (bookstore)
  • Red Zone clothing store
  • The Print Shop
 

COVID-19

Fanshawe College will not require students to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to attend campus in the fall, however, students living in residence will need to have proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine prior to their move-in date. Students who are unable to receive a vaccine prior to their move-in date will have 14 days to get the jab after they move in.

“This decision allows students to enjoy experiences like use of Residence lounges and common spaces, in-person social activities for vaccinated residents and visiting between Residence buildings,” said the college in a statement.

Students participating in co-ops or placements, meanwhile, will need to refer to their employers regarding vaccine requirements.

As of Monday, Aug. 9, fully vaccinated international students who have received a vaccine in their home country (approved by Health Canada) will not have to quarantine upon their arrival in Canada. Unvaccinated international students will be required to quarantine for 14 days at a Fanshawe approved hotel.

Of course, public health restrictions will remain in place on the Fanshawe campus, even as services reopen and activities resume. Masks will be required on campus at all times, and everyone who comes to campus will be required to fill out a mandatory COVID-19 screening form. Whenever possible, students, staff and faculty are encouraged to remain two-metres apart from each other. Safety glasses or a face shield will be required if a two-metre distance is not possible. 

Students will have already received program-specific information regarding course delivery (ie. whether their programs are fully online or blended). Programs will remain in their current delivery format for the entirety of the fall term.

For more information about the fall term, click here.