Student Success Centre

Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS)

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Student Leaders (sophs) in the Society of Off-Campus Students (SOCS) not only get to experience the fast-paced and hyped-up excitement of Orientation Week, but are also committed to helping first year students throughout the year-long Western experience. SOCS provides an inclusive and welcoming community for first-year students living off-campus by offering increased accessibility to resources, events and activities throughout the year. The Off-Campus Soph Team is a group made up of highly motivated individuals that encourage the academic and social success of all off-campus, first-year students. While working toward those goals, student leaders can have the time of their lives along the way.

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To Purchase Semi-Formal Tickets: 

  1. Log into
  2. Click the "Orientation" tab on the left hand side
  3. Click the “SOCS Online Store" tab on the left hand side
  4. Check the Semi-Formal box, and indicate how many tickets you wish to purchase
  5. Pay online, or you’ll be prompted to pay in cash at the Success Centre (UCC 210)
  6. Pick up your physical tickets in UCC 210!

Got Questions?

Please contact Courtney Feeney, SOCS Student Coordinator/Head Soph 2017-2018, at

Coming in September 2017? Check out a Message from the SOCS Coordinator!

Be sure to join the Facebook group for incoming OC students, where we will be sharing lots of information and excitement throughout the year to come! Click here for more.

About the Program

The Society of Off-Campus Students is a university-run group led by upper year students, designed to help you make connections with other first-year students, have a student mentor, learn about the services at Western, and build lasting friendships.

SOCS Leaders/OC Sophs are high caliber student leaders representing all faculties who are carefully selected and extensively trained. For all SOCS Leaders, the first-year experience is still a fresh memory, and they are sensitive to the challenges faced by first-year students.

SOCS Leaders (Off-Campus Sophs) are committed to:

How will involvement in SOCS improve your transition to university? You will...