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. 

We are committed to making you feel at home here at Western. We have a whole year of academic and social events planned for incoming students! Incoming students can get involved by joining us at one of our 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. 

The excitement begins with orientation!

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.

For more information, connect with us on Facebook in our official 2021-2022 group by clicking here or by sending us an email at

Expect more updates throughout the year at our Off Campus OWL page as well. All incoming Off Campus students will be populated into the OC OWL page "Off Campus - Class of 2025." There you can access important information and announcements about special events and opportunities continuing throughout the year.