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Welcome to the Vernon 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 Vernon campus is located on the unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan.


Winter welcome events

January 1-16, 2022

EXTENDED to January 16!

Show us your snowperson! Build one and post a photo on social media using #OCSnowperson for a chance to win prizes. Get creative with it. Your snowperson doesn't have to be built out of snow!

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 from the OC community 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 friends and have fun this term

Need a study break? Looking to meet fellow students while staying safe? Want to win cool prizes? Follow Student Life activities and events scheduled throughout the term: online games, cultural activities, videos and more! There is a lot happening throughout the term, and keep an eye out for giveaways for participating.

Follow us on Facebook

Get in the loop with campus events, OC programs and news by following the Okanagan College Vernon campus Facebook page.

Campus map

Finding your way around a new building can be daunting. Check out this handy downloadable map of the Vernon campus, and never be lost again.

Meet your peers

Join the Okanagan College Vernon campus - New Students Facebook group to meet other Vernon students, ask questions, keep up with student life events and activities, see local job and housing postings and get to know your OC community! 

Have questions?

We are here to help

Okanagan College's mission is to transform lives and communities. We know that starts with you.

Questions about Orientation? Contact Stacey Barber at