Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS)

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

Are you an incoming student living off-campus? The Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) is a community of students and upper year mentors designed to help you in your transition to Western. OC is known on campus as One Big Family and we are excited for you to join us. 

SOCs consist of 7 committees; Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Academics, Media, Events, and BOFY (board of first years) which are committed to making you feel at home here at Western!

Examples of events/activities hosted by each committee.

  • Health and Wellness: Wellness/Self-Care nights, OC intramurals
  • Community Outreach: Volunteer with a community partner
  • Events: potlucks, semi-formal
  • Academics: Study sessions, LinkedIn workshops
  • Media: Captures highlights of each event


Want to get involved? Board of First Years (BOFY) is a great start! Work with a group of like-minded off-campus first years and sophs, to plan events and get a taste of sophing.  More information regarding BOFY and application deadlines is coming soon!”

 OC Team Photo


Orientation and Sophs 

Your Off-Campus Sophs will be with you every step of the way through Orientation and the entire year! Each student is paired with an Orientation Leader (aka Soph) to assist with your transition to Western. For the most recent Orientation updates, please visit the official orientation website by clicking here.

Connect with us by sending us an email at

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