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.

Student Smart Phone App – Get the VSAOC App Here

Okanagan College – Vernon Campus – Kickoff to Orientation Day – September 2022

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. 

Cannot Wait to meet you at the Vernon OC Orientation Day Sept 6, 2022

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 7, 2022!

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!! A 1 in 200 chance to win!


Orientation 2022 Welcome Week of Events


Tuesday, Aug. 30

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the gazebo area adjacent to the café

All students, new and returning, are welcome to come and enjoy a picnic style bbq! Bring a blanket and join us anytime between 12 pm and 3 pm to meet other students, professors, and get a lay of the land. There will be a prize basket to be won, music, food and drinks so stop by as you can! Want an extra chance to win the prize? Make sure to take part in our library scavenger hunt to learn about all of the great resources the library has to offer students. 

Register here


Tuesday, Sept. 6

10:00 am start in the Trades Plaza – under the tents.

All incoming Vernon campus students are invited to the Trades Plaza, under the tents, to Kick Off Orientation. Registration opens at 10 am for our main one-day welcome event. Lean about your campus, meet other students and staff, enjoy a free meal, have a chance to win prizes, and chat with College staff and community partners. 


Wednesday, Sept 7

7 pm at the Lecture Theater

Please note: The campus movie night that was scheduled for Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at 7 PM in the Lecture Theatre has been postponed until sometime next week, as a result of staff illness. We will post the new details here sometime early next week.

Join us in the Lecture Theater for snacks and non-alcoholic drinks, hosted by the VSAOC. Take part in picking the movie of the night by joining the VSAOC app, all the details can be found on the VSAOC page or follow along in the fun on our OC Vernon Campus FB Page.

Pick the 80's Retro Movie You would like to watch

Take part in selecting the movie you will watch on September 7th in the Lecture Theatre by completing this poll:


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:


Important Update to the Housing Registry – September 1, 2022

We appreciate how difficult it is for students to find suitable and affordable accommodations in the Vernon area. For years, we have provided a housing accommodation section on our website, whereby landlords could advertise accommodations for students. This was also a service students could access to locate accommodations. Unfortunately, with the rising number of rental scams that have been circulating recently, we have suspended this service permanently. We wish to alert students to rental scams, and encourage you to exercise caution when seeking a place to live. Do not e-transfer any money to a prospective landlord until such time as you have been able to view and verify the accommodation. We are working on solutions and will update here.