Summer & Mayterm Summer in Ocean View
Eligibility & Minimum Rental Commitment
The 2022 summer season at Ocean View is from Sunday, May 8 to Saturday, August 13.
Any current Westmont student or student summer employee may request housing at the Ocean View Apartments for the 2022 summer season. The rental term is the entire* summer and housing is granted on a space-available basis.
*Student research students may request a 10-week rental commitment from 5/8-7/16.
Summer in OV students may request to stay past August 13 and transition to their Fall college housing. This will be billed at the same rate as Summer in OV ($30/night). These students will be required to vacate their summer placement at Ocean View by the end of the summer period and move to their Fall housing assignment in a timely manner. IMPORTANT: some summer residents may need to wait and delay their transition until Monday afternoon, August 15. This would occur IF their Fall assignment is occupied by summer conference guests until August 15. It is necessary to request transitional summer housing prior to the start of the summer period as this will prevent additional change fees, and help us to place summer guests. Special rules apply to those who arrange to stay beyond August 13.
Summer student researchers and summer student Westmont employees receive priority consideration if they apply by April 10. After this initial consideration, other applications are considered.
Application & Costs
Cost is $30/day or $32/day if in a single room. This cost is per person (not per apartment) and is billed for the entire summer--we do not offer partial summer stays (except for researchers).
A $50 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged upon approval and will be applied applied to first month's rent charges. If a student decides not to accept their approval for Summer OV housing, they will still be charged the $50 reservation fee.
Monthly rent charges are assigned to student accounts at the beginning of each month. We do not require a security deposit. Extending dates to include transition housing after Summer in OV begins incurs a $75 change fee. Summer in OV cancelation between April 24 and May 8 incurs a $250 cancelation fee. Full charges apply and no credit will be issued for cancels after Summer in OV housing begins.
To Apply: Mayterm & Summer Housing Request
Check-in & Check-out
Summer in Ocean View check-in is from 2:00pm-3:00pm or 7:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday, May 8. Anyone who does not check in during these times must make an appointment with the Ocean View RD (Thomas Staffileno: email@example.com) to schedule an approved check in.
All check-outs must be arranged by appointment with the OV RD. The last possible check-out date is Saturday, August 13. Exception: those who have requested transition housing from summer to Fall semester, but are delayed until Monday, August 15 due to their Fall housing assignment being occupied by summer guests, will check-out on the afternoon of Monday, August 15.
FAQs about Ocean View
What is included? Each Ocean View apartment is a furnished, two-bedroom unit. Furnishings include: beds, desks, drawers, dinette, draperies, full-size refrigerator and gas stove/oven. Services include: utilities (gas, electricity, water, trash), and high-speed internet through the campus network. Things not included: microwave oven, kitchen and dining utensils, custodial service, or cleaning and bathroom supplies.
How do I get to Ocean View? The apartments are located three miles from campus, about one mile from the Vons grocery store on Hot Springs/Coast Village Road. For directions, CLICK HERE for 15 Ocean View Ave., Santa Barbara, CA.
Can postal mail be delivered to OV? No! There is no mail service available at Ocean View. Residents must use the Westmont Post Office for mail delivery.
What about transportation? Residents must provide for their own transportation. There is no shuttle service to Ocean View.
Ocean View has 22 residential apartments and can accommodate up to 76 residents. Apartments #1-10 (750 sq.ft.) house up to four students. Apartments #13-24 (600 sq.ft.) house up to three students because one of the bedrooms is smaller. Ocean View is staffed by a full-time, live-in director, but it is not served by campus security. It falls under the jurisdiction of the Santa Barbara Police Department. A supplemental parking lot adjacent to Ocean View (not owned by Westmont College) is available to residents during restricted hours. Westmont is required by contractual arrangement to monitor the use of this lot and enforce its parking rules. Rules for the use of this lot are provided by the Ocean View director, who resides in apartment #12; the Ocean View office/lounge is in apartment #11.