Campus Services

The Students' Union

The Okanagan College Student's Union- (OCSU) provide students with advocacy, services, campaigns and every year around. 

Kelowna campus: H125 
Pecticton campus: PEC14
Salmon Arm campus: Student Lounge
Vernon Student's Association Okanagan College

OCSU/ VSAO Available services include:

  •  Extended Health and Dental Plan
  • Bus passes
  • Faxing
    • Cost depends on the number of pages and the country to which it is being sent.
  • Events

For more information, please visit their website.  

Parking

To park on Campus you need a ticket (from ticket dispensing machines) or parking pass from the Registrar office to park your vehicle 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 vehicle towed, be aware of parking signs and meter information. See Parking and Transportation

Smoking policy on campus

Smoking 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.

Security

For security services dial 6699 from any campus phone.

Library

Use 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.
Consult the Library Guide for services, how to get a library card, loan periods, costs for overdue materials, etc.

To find more information on hours of operation and services, please contact the library on your campus. 


The Learning Centre

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.

Campus Store

The Okanagan College Campus Store supply all textbooks, stationery, binders, Okanagan College clothing, and almost everything you will need for your studies.

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.

Used Books
Students can sometimes buy used books. Used books are marked with large yellow or orange ‘USED” stickers. Before you buy any used books, be sure that the author and edition are the same as the one your instructor has requested.

For more information, please click here. 

Counselling Services

Personal, emotional and academic problems are a normal part of student life. Professionally trained staff are available to assist students in coping with problem areas in their life that interfere with maximizing their academic and social potential. If you are experiencing one of the list below, please contact counselor service. 

  • depression
  • loneliness
  • anxiety
  • anger
  • substance abuse
  • personal problems
  • time management
  • stress and exam anxiety
  • study and communication skills
  • goal setting
  • decision making
  • testing

See counselling for details.

Accessibility Services

If you are a student with a documented disability and you want to know more about these services, please contact an Accessibility Services Coordinator in your area. Call 250 762-5445, ext. 4477 or 4119 for more information, or click here.

Athletics, Recreation and Student Life

Okanagan College encourages students to get involved in recreational and cultural activities. Campus Recreation enhances the quality of student life by offering a wide variety of recreational activities, programs and events. 

If you are interested in participating these events, please click here. 

Kelowna Campus Recreation brochure
Penticton Campus Recreation brochure

If you sign up for an activity, please show up on time!