COVID-19

Available services

Okanagan College cares about the health and safety of all, which is why on-campus, in-person services have been suspended. While all offices are physically closed to students and the public, College staff are committed to ensuring students can access services online, by phone or through other means. We are here to help you through this.

Please check this page for up-to-date information about what is open on campus and how to reach different service departments.

How to access remote services

Okanagan College has launched a new online system for students to book appointments with support services from the comfort and safety of home. OC Support allows students to book appointments with:

  • Education Advisors
  • Aboriginal Transitions Planners
  • Accessibility Coordinators
  • Co-op and student employment expertise
  • Financial Aid and Awards
  • Librarians with subject expertise providing research consultations 
  • Student Success Centre Coordinators, who provide free tutoring assistance
  • Recruitment Coordinators

Book an appointment online

Services are available by phone, online or by email as per below:.

Students, instructors, staff and community members are welcome to contact their home campus with general inquiries:

  • Central Okanagan (Kelowna): 250-762-5445, ext. 4789
  • South Okanagan-Similkameen (Penticton): 250-492-4305, ext. 3216
  • North Okanagan (Vernon): 250-545-7291
  • Shuswap-Revelstoke (Salmon Arm): 250-832-2126, ext. 8239

The Administration and Registrar’s Offices will continue to provide services online and by email during regular business hours. Contact the Registrar's Office in Kelowna for:

  • Admissions (Kelowna)
  • International admissions (all campuses)
  • Registration (Kelowna)
  • Transfer credit
  • Graduation
  • and more

Admissions:

Registration:

Recruitment: chooseoc@okanagan.bc.ca

  • Student Housing remains open. Domestic residents who are able to return home are encouraged to do so. International students are being advised that if they are not able to return home they may remain in student housing. For inquiries, contact housing_klo@okanagan.bc.ca
  • Bookstores: Find Fall 2020 textbook lists, place your orders online and access digital course materials. 
  • Food Services at all campuses have been closed.
  • Print Services in Kelowna is closed.

Student Services are here to support you. Please book an appointment to connect with someone by email, phone or videoconference. This will help us meet social distancing guidelines recommended by public health officials. General inquiries can be sent to studentservices@okanagan.bc.ca or you can call 1-855-909-0282 or 250-862-5451.

Here’s how to contact our departments:

Book an appointment online

The International Education team is here to support you during COVID-19.
Contact:
250-862-5443
1-877-755-2266
inted@okanagan.bc.ca

Book an appointment online

Okanagan College's Library is offering services remotely. Visit Library's webpage for details about what is available to students and instructors.

Book an appointment with a Librarian

Learning Centre / Student Success Centres are providing academic support to students remotely.

Is online learning new to you? OC has an Online Resource Centre for students that reviews the tools available, support services in place and other information. This page is being updated as more resources come online.

Have a question about Moodle or Blackboard Collaborate, or other technical questions about online learning? Contact Ed Tech at learningandappliedresearch@okanagan.bc.ca.

OCSU representatives are working remotely. Students are encouraged to email:

Vernon Students' Association OC representatives are working remotely. Students are encouraged to contact General Manager Eric Reist by cell at 250-306-2891 or email ereist@okanagan.bc.ca. Updates will also be pushed to students who have the VSAOC smartphone app, available for free download on the Apple App Store and the Google Play store.

Online Resources

Master the platforms and tools available with these OC resources to help you with online learning.

Your health

It's important for students to take care of your physical and mental health during these unusual times.

Stay connected

Physically distant, but socially connected. Learn how student life is going virtual at OC, meet new friends and create connections.

Campus and facility access

Physical access to facilities is restricted in order to ensure physical distancing and for the health and safety of all. If you need to access facilities at any of our campuses, or have questions about how to access any services, please contact the Regional Dean office at your campus.

Central Okanagan

Inquiries relating to the Kelowna campus and facilities should be directed to: 250-762-5445, ext. 4789.

South Okanagan-Similkameen

For the Penticton campus, Oliver centre and other facilities, contact 250-492-4305, ext. 3216.

North Okanagan

For inquiries at the Vernon campus or other facilities, contact: 250-545-7291.

Shuswap-Revelstoke

For inquiries about the Salmon Arm campus, Revelstoke centre or other facilities, call: 250-832-2126, ext. 8239.