Student Extended Health & Dental Opt-out

Opt-out for Student Health & Dental Plan

If students have existing comparable coverage (through family, spouse, work, etc.) they can choose to either bundle the benefits and use both plan packages, or they can opt-out of the student health and dental fees through If students choose to opt-out of the fees, they must complete an online Student Benefits opt-out form. The student is responsible for submitting the completed form to prior to the determined opt out date. There are no exceptions past this date. Deadlines for submitting opt-outs: All students wishing to opt-out of the mandatory student extended health and dental plan coverage must complete the online opt-out within thirty (30) days of the start date for their applicable program of study. There are no exceptions to this requirement.

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Okanagan College – Vernon Campus – Kickoff to Orientation Day – September 2021

We are excited to host Kick Off, a one-day event to welcome new students to Okanagan College! Join us for a day of fun and get to know the campus, meet other students and receive some important info that all first year students should know about. As a result of COVID-19, this year our Orientation Day will likely look a little different.

Cannot Wait to meet you at the Vernon OC Orientation Day Sept 7, 2021

Why is it important to attend?

Meet your professors before the first day of classes, purchase your parking permits, purchase your books, supplies and OC swag, and take a walk around the campus to make sure you are ready for Sept 8, 2021!

What to Expect at the Session?

Carnival Booths with Professors from each Department ready for questions and giving out treats, we will have a OC grab bag with Snacks and goodies, Mystery tickets, Games and Prize Packages!! As well everyone one that attends will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a new iPad or Beer Fridge!! A 1 in 200 chance to win!

Here is a short video that outlines some of the student services provided by Okanagan College and the VSAOC, that has been created from a PowerPoint prepared for Orientation Day:

Here is a short video which acknowledges the vital importance of our Aboriginal communities to Okanagan College and an acknowledgment that our campuses reside on the unceded territories of several nations:


Let’s Get Consensual Campaign

The VSAOC has partnered with Okanagan College to launch a campaign designed to stimulate awareness and dialogue on campus about the issue of consent and Okanagan College’s sexual violence and sexual misconduct policy and supports. We will be launching some events and actions shortly to begin this campaign. Check out some of the consent videos we have posted below: