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Campus housing in Salmon Arm

Experience comfortable and convenient campus housing in our new building at the Salmon Arm campus (coming January 2025).

Nestled between ponds, bike paths, walking trails and recreation facilities, the campus housing in Salmon Arm offers a small campus with big opportunities for community. 

Quick facts

New building at our Salmon Arm campus

Style: Apartments

Room types: Studios and multi-occupancy apartments

Room options: Private studios as well as 2- and 4-room apartments

Total capacity: New Building - 60

Room details and floor plans

Our new campus housing building at the Salmon Arm campus offers different room types to suit your needs. From cozy shared apartments to private studios, we have the perfect space for you. Each room is fully furnished and equipped with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.

Apartments

Apartments are a great option if you want to live with friends.

The apartments have 2 or 4 private, lockable bedrooms and a shared common kitchen equipped with a sink, range, microwave, two fridges, a dining table and chairs.

There are two washrooms, each with a toilet, sink and shower.

Each bedroom includes a bed with mattress, dresser, computer desk and desk chair. 

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Studios

For students looking for a more private option, our studios are just the solution.

Each studio includes a bed with a mattress, a dresser, a desk and desk chair.

The private washroom includes a sink, toilet and shower. 

The kitchenette is equipped with a sink, range, microwave and fridge.

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Housing fees

 

Kelowna

Vernon

Salmon Arm

Unit Type

New Building

Skaha Place

New Building

New Building

Studio (1 occupant)

$1,050

$900

$775

$775

2 Bedroom Apartment

$950

n/a

$700

$700

4 Bedroom Apartment

$850

n/a

$625

$625

5 Bedroom Apartment

n/a

$700

n/a

n/a

Fees include all utilities (i.e., electricity, heat, A/C) and internet access.

Apply for Salmon Arm campus housing today!

Experience comfortable and convenient living in Okanagan College campus housing. Apply for your spot today.

Features and amenities

All utilities included

Campus housing fees cover all utilities, including electricity, heat, air conditioning and water. So you never need to worry about multiple bills.

High-speed internet

Stay connected seamlessly with high-speed WiFi. From research to entertainment, experience the power of uninterrupted connectivity, ensuring you're always at the forefront of the digital world.

24-hour assistance

Living on campus means you have support available 24/7. Whether it's through Community Advisors, or our Campus Housing office staff, help is just a phone call away.

 


 

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Common spaces

With common lounges, TV rooms, and games rooms, there are plenty of recreational spaces for you to socialize with your fellow students.

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Study spaces

Whether you need a space for quiet study or to work on a group project, there are study and meeting rooms available in your campus home.

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Fitness room
in new campus housing building

Prioritize your well-being with easy access to a fitness room located in the new campus housing building.

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Laundry facilities

Living in campus housing eliminates the hassle of searching for an off-site laundromat, as there are laundry facilities in your campus home.

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Bicycle storage

Bring your bicycle and embrace an eco-friendly lifestyle! When you're done exploring, you have safe and secure storage spot for your bike in your campus home.

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Vending machines

Vending machines are conveniently located in your building for that late night craving!

 


 

Community Advisors (CA)

Community Advisors (CAs) are senior students who live in housing and provide guidance, direction and support. They are role models for learning to balance your studies with being an active member of your campus community. In addition to helping other students transition to life in campus housing, they also organize social, educational and recreational activities and programs. CA's are on duty whenever the Campus Housing Office is closed and assist with the 24/7 supports available to students living on campus.

Campus Housing office

The Campus Housing office is where you will find answers to all your housing questions. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Live construction feed

Watch the construction progress of our new campus housing building in Salmon Arm.

Places to eat

If you don't feel like cooking, there are many places to eat near campus.

 


 

FAQs

Find answers to common questions regarding on-campus housing.

To be eligible to live in campus housing, you must be a full-time student at Okanagan College. Housing is available September to April. There may be opportunities for non-students to stay in campus housing May through August. ɫɫɫƬ have priority for our new campus housing buildings opening in September 2024.

Fall/September housing applications open on December 1 of the previous year.

Yes, the non-refundable application fee of $50 is a processing fee only and does not guarantee you a room.

After you have applied, you will receive information about next steps. You can expect the final steps to be completed by July.

Depending on whether you prefer a multiple or single occupancy room, there will be a process to indicate your preferences on a first come first served lottery system. 

No, there is not a meal plan for campus housing. Campus housing apartments and studios are equipped with a kitchen, and there are grocery stores and restaurants nearby.

Yes, there is parking available. Learn more about parking on campus.

  • Things like candles and incense are considered a fire hazard so they are not allowed.
  • Acoustic guitars and keyboards without amplification are allowed; however, other instruments are not suitable for housing.
  • Regretfully, campus housing is not pet friendly. Fluffy your cat and Tuffy your dog are not able to stay with you.

Campus housing is available September through April for full-time Okanagan College students. There may be opportunities for non-students to stay in campus housing May through August. OC students have priority for our new campus housing buildings opening in September 2024.