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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!

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


Winter welcome events

mugs and sweater; text winter welcome

The Salmon Arm team is excited to invite you to a Winter Welcome at the Salmon Arm campus. All in-person Orientation events and winter welcome activities for the first week have been postponed. Please watch for updates. 

Show us your snowperson! Build one and post a photo on social media between January 1 and 9 using #OCSnowperson for a chance to win a prize. Get creative with it. Your snowperson doesn't need to be made of snow!

During the month of January, share some virtual care. Send an email to to have a virtual care package emailed to someone in the OC community - yourself, a friend, a loved one, or someone you feel could use a little extra care this month.

Prep for the coming semester

OC 101

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

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

Student life

OC Students' Union