The Students' UnionOkanagan College Students' Union (OCSU) office is in Room H125 in the Health Building.
OCSU Available services include:Faxing
Cost depends on the number of pages and the country to which it is being sent.
Students can buy photocopier cards at the Library. These cards can be used at most photocopiers on campus. Students can also use the photocopier at the Students' Union without the card. Copies are 5¢ per page plus tax or 10¢ double sided
The Students’ Union sells a number of brands of long distance phone cards at discounted rates
The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and the StudentSaver Card give full and part-time students access to money-saving discounts across Canada.
The OCSU Housing Registry is a comprehensive registry of student housing listings. This free online service helps ensure that students can find a comfortable and affordable place to live before the bustle of the academic year begins. The registry is convenient and user-friendly, as students can search for available housing based on the type of accommodation, number of bedrooms, and by the date available. The Students' Union Housing Registry offers accommodation of all sorts across the country.
The Student’s Union offers a number of events throughout the year such as themed parties and movie nights. In addition, they work cooperatively with the Athletics, Recreation & Student Life and International Education departments among others to organize recreational and cultural fun campus wide events.
ParkingTo park on Campus you need a ticket (from ticket dispensing machines) or parking pass from the registrar office to park your car or motorcycle on campus. Use only ‘Student Lots’. If you are using student residence parking lots, please find out from the residence office where you can park. Avoid getting parking violation tickets, or having your car towed, be aware of parking signs and meter information. See Parking and Transportation
Smoking policy on campusSmoking is allowed only in the gazebos. Please respect the space of those who do not smoke. Use proper bins or ash trays to dispose cigarette butts. Do not leave them in flower beds, garbage bins or on the ground.
SecurityFor security services dial 6699 from any campus phone.
LibraryUse the Library for quiet study or rooms for group study. Photocopiers and computers are available.
For ESL students, there are aids to help you write the TOEFL tests e.g. sample tests, audio tapes, etc.
For hours of operation phone: 250-762-5445 local 5452
Consult the Library Guide for services, how to get a library card, loan periods, costs for overdue materials, etc.
Computer ServicesStudents can use computers located in the Library Info Commons. There are also several computer labs on campus.
You need student identification to use these labs.
Students have OC e-mail through the MyOkanagan system. Check the website to find out how to use it.(www.okanagan.bc.ca)
Campus StoreThe Okanagan College Campus Store is located in the Student Services Building. They supply all textbooks, stationery, binders, art materials, Okanagan College clothing, and almost everything you will need for your studies.
The names of the textbooks for each course are listed on a bulletin board outside the bookstore. Please do not buy any books before your instructor has told you exactly which ones you need.
KEEP THE RECEIPT! Any book can be returned if it is in good condition and if you have the receipt for its purchase. If you want to exchange a book or obtain a refund, you must do it as soon as possible. It will not be possible to return a book if you wait more than 14 days.
Hours are: Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bus Tickets/Passes and SchedulesBus Passes
A monthly bus pass costs $48.00, semester passes cost $154.00 and are available only for the fall and winter semesters. Bus timetables are also available at the Students’ Union store located in the Health Building.
Postal ServicesYou can buy postage stamps at the Okanagan College Student Union or Campus Bookstore.
For the post office nearest your home, search the internet for “Canada Post Corp”- Retail Outlets.
Mailing letters, cards, postcards to:
If the envelope is heavy, there will be an extra charge.
Counselling ServicesCheck at the Student Services office S111 for counselling on:
The Learning Centre(Library, Room L2O4) across from the circulation desk.
The Learning Centre is open to all students and provides additional opportunities to achieve academic success. Students can find learning assistance, one-to-one or small group tutoring, and help with study and learning strategies. Assistance is provided for ESL, General Business, Accounting, English, Math, etc. The Centre’s goal is to assist students to become effective, independent learners.
Accessibility ServicesStudents with disabilities (physical, visual, learning, hearing, maybe eligible for free support services.
Call 250 762-5445, ext. 4477 or 4119 for more information.
Athletics, Recreation and Student LifeRecreational/cultural activities can be found on the campus recreation brochure and website, International Education will promote any additional activities.
If you are interested in any of these events please note sign-up deadlines, as capacity is sometimes limited. Kindly check with Campus Recreation for sign up sheets or sign up sheets can sometimes be found on the front desk inside the International Education Office.
If you sign up for an activity, please show up on time!
Campus Recreation is located in the Student Services Building.
Campus RestaurantsThe Cafeteria is situated across from the Student Services Building. The food is prepared by our culinary arts students and is economical and nutritious. The cafeteria may not be open during the summer.
Infusions (next to the Cafeteria) offers a full dining experience and is open to the public at lunch and some evenings. Check with them for opening times.
Fezziwigs is located in the atrium in the E building, just outside the International Education Office. Food is prepared fresh daily. It has soups, sandwiches, salads etc.
Microwave ovens for student use are available in the:
Phones on Campus