Okanagan College has officially broken ground on new student housing projects in Salmon Arm and Vernon, in addition to a third project already underway at the Kelowna campus.

A recent ceremony celebrated the groundbreaking of the project that will include the Sunflower Childcare Centre at the college’s Kalamalka campus in Vernon. The project is slated for completion in 2024.

Construction is well underway on a 216-bed project in Kelowna and is beginning on 60 new beds at OC’s Salmon Arm campus. The total cost of the three projects is $67.5 million, with the province investing $66.5 million. The cost of integrating the Sunflower Childcare Centre into the Vernon project is $2.75 million, with $1.5 million coming from the province.

All three student housing projects will be open to students in the fall of 2024.