Kelowna Kick Off 2018


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Orientation Week gets started at the Kelowna campus this fall with Kick Off to Orientation on September 4 beginning at 9 a.m. This year we're celebrating with a huge afternoon Carnival! Start your day with some goodies at the Welcome Tents and join in the fun!

Make the most of your first weeks on campus by coming out to as many orientation activities as you can. It's a great opportunity to get involved in your College community and meet like-minded individuals! Follow us on Facebook for all the details.

Fall 2018 events

Smart Start
Success sessions for new and returning students

Don't miss out on Smart Start, an opportunity to get a jump start on the semester, August 29 and 30. This is your chance to get ahead of the crowd and learn about services on campus, transitioning from high school to college, financial aid, time management skills, course planning, budgeting and so much more! 

Find session descriptions and the registration page here. Join us for as many sessions as you'd like over the two days. There will be a free lunch in the courtyard on August 30!

Smart Start slide 2018

Other helpful tips:

Get a Jump Start on fall and skip the lines:

Visit for more information.

Discover OC prior to your first day: 

Okanagan College Map or Virtual Tour


The campus will be extremely busy on September 4. Please allow extra time to arrive for Kick Off. We recommend carpooling with friends, taking the bus or riding your bike! Parking tickets will not be issued during the first week of classes to give you time to get a pass. There is also an overflow lot located on Gordon Dr. at Evangel Church if you are having trouble finding available parking stalls on campus.View the parking brochure for more information.


Interested in being a volunteer at Kick Off? Click here.

Sponsorship and Event Participation

Find out how your business can get involved. Click here

Kick Off Schedule for the day
September 4, 2018

9 a.m.
Mix and Mingle in the Courtyard.
Visit your program tent first thing in the morning to grab a welcome bag and some other goodies!
9:30 a.m.
Official Welcome
10 a.m.
Program-specific orientation sessions
11:30 a.m.
Kick Off Carnival with a DJ, games, activities, prizes and giveaways, tasting tables, and a free lunch!    

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Questions about your orientation day? Contact Carlyn Young at or 250-762-5445 ext 4920.

Orientation is a collaboration between:

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Please note: Pictures will be taken during orientation events and may be used for social media or other marketing purposes. Please let us know during the event if you don't want your picture taken.