Congratulations on your acceptance to Okanagan College!
We are excited to have you join us and begin your post-secondary journey at OC. Take a look at the following checklist to complete before the semester begins.
We want to make sure you have a smooth transition to OC and are here if you need us!
International students: Be sure to visit this page for the International orientation if you haven’t already completed it and then come back to complete the virtual OC Student Orientation 2020.
Fall 2020 dates
Aug 15 : class start: Virtual OC Student Orientation
Aug 18 : fees for the fall semester due
Sep. 2-4 : International student orientation
Sep. 8: fall welcome events
Sep. 9: classes begin for most programs
For all important dates, including deadlines to add and drop courses, visit: okanagan.bc.ca/dates
Complete the checklist below for a smooth transition into OC
Login to your myOkanagan account
Login to your myOkanagan account if you haven’t done so already. This is also where you can login to your Moodle account to find your course work.
We strongly recommend forwarding your myOkanagan email to your most commonly used email account. Follow along with this video to learn how to do that. And don’t forget to add email@example.com as a safe sender so you’re receiving everything we send to you!
Meet with an Education Advisor
Meet with an Education Advisor who can help you plan your studies to make sure you are taking the right courses to meet your goals or transfer to another institution.
Right now you can book an appointment to connect with someone by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone or videoconference. General inquiries can be sent to email@example.com or you can call 1-855-909-0282 or 250-862-5451.
Register for your courses
If you’re not in a program that is block registered (we register you into classes), you will need to register. Find helpful information and links about building your schedule, registering for courses, and how to find your registration time at our Jump Start sessions.
Finance your education
Get your photo ID
Submit your photo online to receive a student ID card.
ID Cards can be used for Official Okanagan College Identification, Library Privileges, Access to Gym Pass, Entrance to Exams, Entrance to College Events, To Receive Computer Support, Discount for City Buses, Discounts from Community Businesses and Access to College Residence (Kelowna only).
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Be sure to review the student handbook where you will find important policies such as the Student Code of Conduct. Whether you are studying in person, online, or by distance education, all of the policies relating to student conduct still apply.
Complete the online Moodle course
Visit your Moodle account to find the OC Student Orientation 2020. Complete the general section first to unlock your program-specific session. You will be registered into the course which must be completed before you begin your fall semester classes. This course will be available mid-August.
Check out Smart Start sessions
Student health and wellness resources
Find out about student health and wellness resources available to you while you are a student at OC.
As an OC student you will be automatically registered for health benefits through your students’ union. If you have coverage elsewhere you can opt out. Find out more about health benefits and the Okanagan College Students Union and the Vernon Students’ Association by taking the virtual orientation referred to above.
Connect with your College Community
- Salmon Arm campus Facebook page
- Salmon Arm Campus Life Facebook page
- Revelstoke Centre Facebook page
- Vernon campus Facebook page
- New Vernon student Facebook group
- Vernon Student Association Okanagan College (VSAOC)
- New Kelowna student Facebook group
- Kelowna campus Facebook page
- Penticton campus Facebook page
- Penticton campus Instagram page
- Orientation Event page: still to come
Prep for Success
Register for a virtual presentation on a variety of topics, including time management, learning strategies, writing essays and math review along with helpful tips on how to succeed with online learning. Choose from one of two dates and click on the buttons below to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.