Spring Housing Overview

Different strokes for different folks

Put your cursor over Spring Housing (in the navigation bar at left) for specific information according to student constituency:

  • >New Students (i.e. transfers and new first-years who are recently admitted for the Spring semester)
  • >Returning Students (i.e. students who attended classes on the main campus for Fall semester and are returning for the Spring)
  • >Away-Abroad Students (current students who are returning after a semester away for Fall semester)
  • >Re-applicants (former Westmont students)
Anticipate a full campus

While most campus residents return to the same room for Spring semester, which they occupied during the Fall semester, there is significant housing activity from Fall-to-Spring. This activity is largely due to those who return to Santa Barbara from away-abroad programs during the Fall (75 or more students). Additional incoming activity is due to those who are newly-admitted at mid-year. This may include 50 or more new transfers, new first-years, consortium visitors and re-applicants. Also, some activity may result from any approved room or roommate changes.

New students and Away-abroad students returning for spring are understandably concerned, perhaps anxious, because campus housing is already quite full. There will be openings on campus, but we cannot confirm openings are until November. These openings tend to be scattered throughout the residence halls as some Fall residents graduate, transfer, or leave for an away-abroad program during the Spring semester. In other words, few rooms are completely open for roommate groupings in the Spring. For this reason, housing for new students and those returning from away-abroad are often as individual assignments rather than group assignments.

Campus residents are surveyed in November by the Resident Directors (RDs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) regarding their Spring housing plans:

  • Remain in and stay in their same room
  • Remain in the same room AND request a specific roommate to fill an opening in the room
  • Vacate the room
  • Request a housing/room change

Campus residents are assumed to remain in their Fall housing assignments unless something else is confirmed. On-campus room assignments for Spring semester are generally confirmed by Housing in late November (and occasionally later). Housing assignments are communicated through the Student Profile.

View your housing and meal plan information

We post housing and meal plan assignments online at the Student Profile at different times for different constituents. The college website displays room and roommate information at these locations:

  • Student Profile : includes name(s) of roommate(s) with home contact information, housing assignments for both current and upcoming semesters, and your Westmont mail box and combination.
  • Dorm Layouts : displays names of current students in the residence halls, and upcoming semester assignments.
  • Student Directory : displays students' mail box #s, email addresses, and phone and home information.

Privacy Note: Students who do not want their information displayed on the Dorm Layouts or Student Directory may ask the Records Office to block it.

Students use their Westmont user name and password to access their profile page. Those who have not set up their password for network access may do so by selecting "Change Your Password?" at the profile login. If you have questions or difficulties with password issues, please contact Information Technology at ithelp@westmont.edu.

Meal Plans

Fall campus residents will be assigned the same meal plan for Spring semester which they had during the Fall semester, unless a different plan is requested in writing to David King, Housing Director (dking@westmont.edu).

New campus residents (e.g. transfers, consortium visitors, re-applicants, students returning from away-abroad) are assigned the Standard meal plan, unless a different plan is requested in writing to Housing. Off-campus commuters and Ocean View residents are not assigned a meal plan for Spring semester unless it is requested in writing to Housing.

See Meal Plans for more information.

Re-applying students

Former Westmont students who re-apply, or intend to re-apply for the Springl semester may see Re-Applicants for Spring for more housing nformation.

Special Needs or Concerns

Students with special or confidential housing concerns or needs should contact David King, Housing Director (dking@westmont.edu) and/or Sheri Noble, Director of Disability Services.


If you are a new student with any special or confidential circumstances, or questions regarding your housing plans, contact David King, Housing Director (dking@westmont.edu).

Late Spring Check-Outs

At the end of the Spring semester, a number of students are authorized to check-out later than the standard check-out deadline (i.e. the Friday immediately preceding graduation). Information about this is found under Special Housing (see Late Spring Check-Out).