Ocean View Apartments

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Purchased: 1973

Named After: Ocean View Avenue, not because it has an Ocean View. Tricky!

Interesting Fact: President Beebe lived in Ocean View as a consortium student, and loved it.

Claim to Fame: Ocean Viewis the defending champion of Spring Sing, winning first place in 2017. Ocean View has won a total of 3 Spring Sing Titles, placing last year as well as in 2014 and 1981.

Vision Statement for 2017-2018: "Meaningful Connections."

General Description: Ocean View (OV) is a 22-unit apartment complex for seniors, located approximately three miles from campus and two miles away from the beach. Ocean View allows residents the independence of living off campus, where they can cook their own meals and entertain friends in a relaxed environment.

Residents enjoy Ocean View's open courtyard for picnics, built-in gas barbeque for hosting, and the occasional game of basketball in the parking lot. Additionally, Students cruise the beach or the farmer's markets on their bikes, and adventure downtown to attend local Santa Barbara festivities. The apartments are perfectly located, so that students can intentionally connect with the Santa Barbara Community while still investing in their Westmont education.

Ocean View Student Living Association (OVSLA): Ocean View as an off campus residence does not have Resident Assistants to help program community events and offer facility management. Instead, students are encouraged to participate in the Ocean View Student Living Association (OVSLA), advised by the Assistant Director of Residence Life who lives in the apartment complex. The association is responsible for event coordination, community service outreach, and general community management. All are welcomed, as the OVSLA seeks to serve the community through student representation.

Each of the 22 apartments are furnished with the following amenities for students:

  • Bed
  • Dresser
  • Desk & Chair
  • Dining Table with Chairs
  • Gas Range Stove
  • Full Size Refrigerator
  • Direct TV Cable Box
  • Drapes for Bedroom

Suggested purchases for the apartment:

  • Trashcan & Recycle Bin
  • Shower Curtain with Rings
  • Plunger
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Couch
  • TV Stand
  • Floor and Table Lights
  • Vacuum
  • Small Fire Extinguisher
  • Basic Kitchen Supplies
  • Microwave (if desired)