Student Success Centre

A Message from the Coordinator


Alyssa Pare
2019-2020 SOCS Coordinator
Off-Campus Head Soph (

Hello Incoming Students! Welcome to the Western community and to the Off-Campus family!

The Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) is a group of enthusiastic upper year students and you! OC is known on campus as One Big Family and we are so excited for you to join us. Western is your new home and we are here to make you feel just a bit more comfortable on our campus and in the London community. We can’t wait to meet you! For more information, connect with us on Facebook in our official 2019-20 group by clicking here, or send me an email at


Orientation Week and Sophs

O-Week will feature campus-wide dances, academic events, coffeehouses, keynote speakers and so much more. There really is something for everyone, and your Off-Campus Sophs will be with you every step of the way! Each first year student is paired with an Orientation Leader (aka Soph) to assist with your transition into Western by providing you with academic and social support!

We can’t wait to meet you in person on Off-Campus Registration Day (Monday, September 2nd). Look for the enthusiastic group of people dressed in PURPLE and WHITE in the University Community Centre (UCC)! Please email if you have any questions about registration day, or visit for more orientation information!


O-Week may be over, but the fun continues!

The Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) is committed to making you feel at home here at Western throughout your entire first year and beyond. We have a whole year of academic and social events planned for you! You can get involved by joining one of our Off-Campus flag football teams, helping us plan programming by applying to be on the Board of First Years (BOFY), joining in coffeehouses, or stopping by the Off-Campus Resource Centre, located on the second floor of the University Community Centre, room 270.

Your Off-Campus Sophs will remain in contact with you throughout the year. They are here to connect you to any resources and make sure that you don’t miss out on anything. Follow us on Facebook at our official 2019-20 page for the most up-to-date information on OC events!