Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS)

Welcome to the Western community, and welcome to the Off-Campus family! 

What is Off-Campus you ask? 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 excited for you to join us. If I could offer you some advice, I would say get involved, keep an open mind and show up ready to make new friends!

For more information, connect with us on Facebook in our official 2020-2021 group by clicking here or by sending us an email at

Expect more updates throughout the year at our Off Campus OWL page. All incoming Off Campus students are populated into the OC OWL page "Off Campus - Class of 2024." There you can access drop in zoom hours with upper year student mentors and see announcements about special events and opportunities continuing throughout the year.  If you find you cannot access the OWL, please email us and we will troubleshoot to make sure you are added.


Orientation and Sophs 

Your Off-Campus Sophs will be with you every step of the way through Orientation and the entire year! 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! Whether you're joining us in person, or digitally from across the globe, we'll make sure you're paired up with student leaders and have an opportunity to be a part of all of the excitement.

Haven't connected with a soph yet, and not sure where to start? Send us an email and we'll make the introduction!


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. We have a whole year of academic and social events planned for you! You can get involved by joining us at one of our in person or digital events, helping us plan programming by applying to be on the Board of First Years (BOFY), or helping out with some of the charity work we do in the community.

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 page for the most up to date events.