Four enthusiastic students in winter clothing jump for joy with hands raised, facing away, against the backdrop of a stunning mountain range.

Winter Welcome

Welcome to the Salmon Arm campus

Welcome to the Okanagan College community! Check out this page for information you will need to get started as a new OC student.  Scroll through the sections below for a complete guide to orientation before the semester begins.  We want to make sure that you have a smooth transition to OC and are here if you need us!

Prep for the semester

Okanagan College respectfully acknowledges that our Salmon Arm campus is located on the unceded territory of the Secwepemc.


Winter Orientation Events

Several International students standing in front of the Centre for Learning building.
International Student Orientation
*International Students only*

Thursday, January 18

10:00am - 12:30pm

This orientation day is designed to welcome you to your campus and provide practical information to assist you with settling in your city.

Topics covered will include: important reminders, medical insurance, Canadian culture, and you will be introduced to campus services & community resources. You will also meet the International Education staff team / faculty, meet other students, campus tour and games!

Register for In-Person Orientation
Student Services ASK ME Table

Wednesday, January 10

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Front Office Lobby

Stop by the Ask Me table located at the front office Lobby – Advisors, counselling, award applications, therapy dog, treats and more!

Prep for the coming semester

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

  • Pay tuition and student fees online
  • Submit or take your photo for your Student ID
  • Order and buy your books through the Campus Store
  • Find important dates here 

Questions about Orientation?
Contact Jessica Landau at

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!

Meet the Student Services team

Shannon Kiehlbauch

Accessibility Services/Education Advising


Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 8211

Office: SA 119

Headshot of Shannon the Salmon Arm campus' Accessibility Coordinator

Samantha Johnson

Counselling Services


Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 8221

Office: SA 121


Headshot of Samantha the Salmon Arm campus' Counsellor

Joaquim Camps

Student Success Centre Coordinator


Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 8262

Office: SA 137B

Headshot of Joaquim a Student Success Centre Coordinator at Salmon Arm

Stacey Larsen

Education Advising


Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 8202

Office: SA 103

Headshot of Stacey the Salmon Arm campus' Education Advisor

Diyame Derrick Caterer

Indigenous Services


Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 8275

Office: SA 184A


Headshot of Diyame the Salmon Arm campus' Aboriginal Transitions Planner

Taryn Schmid

Library Services


Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 8253

Office: SA 132

Headshot of Taryn the Library Coordinator at the Salmon Arm campus

Chantal MacLean

Financial Aid and Awards


Phone: 250-832-2126 ext. 8201

Office: SA 120

Headshot of Chantal MacLean of Financial Aid & Awards at Salmon Arm

Student life

OC Students' Union