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Welcome to the Kelowna campus!

We can't wait to welcome you to the Kelowna campus for the 2021 Fall semester!

Watch the welcome video from regional dean, Philip Ashman, and then browse through this page for information about the campus and events we have planned for you during our orientation welcome week. And be sure to look over the Prep for the semester section for pre-orientation courses you should do before the semester begins.

Okanagan College respectfully acknowledges that our Kelowna campus is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan.

Kick off carnival

The Kelowna team is excited to welcome you for a day full of fun on Tuesday, Sept. 7. We're inviting first and second-year students to come to the campus for a chance to meet other students and staff, learn about your campus, enjoy a free lunch, and attend program-specific orientation sessions. There will be chances to win prizes and meet with staff at the College and community partners.

See the schedules below to find out the time you are invited to come to campus.

Virtual orientation event

Can't attend our Kick Off Carnival in-person event? Join us virtually on August 31 for:

  • Program orientations
  • Interactive sessions
  • Opportunities to meet other students, staff, and community partners
  • Prizes!

Find your schedule below for the kick off carnival

Between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

12-1 p.m.

Attend your program-specific session in rooms C368 and C372

Between 10:30 a.m. and 12  p.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

Attend your program-specific session:

9:30-10:30 a.m. returning students in rooms E302, E308, E309, E310
12-1 p.m. new students in rooms E302, E308, E309, E310
1:15-2:15 p.m. Applied Bachelor of Arts students in room E202

Between 12 and 1:30 p.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Attend your program-specific session. If you haven't pre-registered, please visit the registration table inside the Centre for Learning building to register between 12 and 1:15 p.m. To pre-register, visit this link.

*Business programs include: Culinary Management, Commercial Aviation, Helicopter Pilot

Between 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.
 

Between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon between 10:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

12-1 p.m.

Attend your program-specific session in rooms E102, E105, and E107

Please meet in your classroom to begin classes. Your instructor will give you time to visit the services fair and collect a meal coupon.

If you have not yet begun classes, please browse through the services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners at your leisure. Please enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

Between 12 and 1:30 p.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

1:30-2:30 p.m.

OADM-specific program sessions in rooms:

E407 (Admin Assistant and Office Assistant)
E408 (Accounting/Bookkeeping Cert)
E415 (Legal Admin Assistant)

12:15-1:30 p.m.

Attend your program-specific session. Meet in S104 (theatre).

Between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

Technology programs

12-1:30 p.m.

Attend your program-specific session:

Civil Engineering:  room C168
Water Engineering: room C140
Electrical Engineering: room C314
Mechanical Engineering: room C240
Infrastructure and Computing Technology: in room C330

Between 1:30 and 3 p.m.

Visit one of two welcome tables in the Courtyard to pick up a backpack and meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

Between 9 and 10:30 a.m.

Please meet in your classroom to begin class. Your instructor will give you time to visit the services fair and collect a meal coupon.

Browse through our services fair to learn about College services and supports and visit with our community partners. Enjoy a free meal on us and meet other students in a safe environment.

The Trades Hub is available September 7 – 10 from 7:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. in the Trades Training Complex atrium, Kelowna campus. This information station is staffed with OC staff members who can assist students with connecting to campus Wi-Fi, supply directions or campus maps, assist with ordering OC student ID, provide parking pass information and laptops available for apprentices to file E.I. claims or apply for WorkBC Apprenticeship supports. Come by and visit with us!

Orientation events supported by

Thank you to our prize donors

Dairy Queen
Exit Kelowna
Fezziwigs
Gneiss Climbing

McCurdy Bowling
Move and Flow Dance Fitness and Yoga
Myra Canyon Bicycles
Parkinson Recreation Centre
TWP Fitness

Prep for the coming semester

OC 101

Mandatory for all students

OC Ready

Round out your OC readiness with the Moodle course, OC Ready. This course will introduce you to all the services and supports the College offers.

  • Learn about OC
  • Familiarize yourself with the services available to you
  • Get ready to be an OC student

Other helpful tips

Questions about Orientation? Contact us at orientation@okanagan.bc.ca

Meet friends and have fun this term

Need a study break? Looking to meet fellow students? Want to win cool prizes? Follow Student Life activities and events scheduled throughout the term!