Regional Dean's Welcome

Joan Ragsdale headshot 2018Wetyck! Welcome to Okanagan College Salmon Arm! We are excited that you have chosen the College and want you to know that we are committed to providing you with an exceptional student experience. 

The Salmon Arm campus is known for its warm welcoming approach, outstanding instructional team and for going the extra distance to ensure our students meet success. Whether this means completing a program or course, or starting your educational journey with us and transferring to university – we are here to help you along the way.

There are a variety of campus life activities available providing you with lots of opportunity to get involved and have fun. We are happy to report that we have students of all ages and backgrounds attending classes – so please know you will definitely fit into this campus community.

The campus is located on the traditional territory of the Secwepemc Nation in the community of Salmon Arm. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Shuswap valley, many students enjoy the amazing variety of outdoor activities as well as a vibrant arts and culture scene. If you are coming from out of town we would be happy to put you in touch with local housing listings. 

I encourage you to stop by, take a campus tour, or visit with one of our academic advisors or recruiters – we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please explore our website for specific program details, available services, and upcoming events.

I look forward to seeing you in the halls.

Joan Ragsdale
Regional Dean, Shuswap-Revelstoke