Summer & Mayterm Summer at Ocean View
Eligibility & Minimum Rental Commitment
The 2020 summer season at Ocean View is from Sunday, May 3 to Saturday, August 15.
Any current Westmont student or student summer employee may request housing at the Ocean View Apartments for the 2020 summer season. Within this 14-week period, a 10-week rental commitment (i.e. 10 consecutive weeks) is required for priority consideration. Students attending a Westmont summer travel course may count their travel weeks towards the rental commitment, but should contact the Housing Director to explain this. Housing is granted on a space-available basis.
Additional nights beyond August 15 may be requested by students who will be transitioning to college housing for the Fall 2020 semester, but such 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 17. This would occur IF their Fall assignments are occupied by summer conference guests until August 17. It is best to request additional nights (i.e. transition housing after August 15) prior to the start of the summer period as this will prevent additional change fees, and help us to place summer guests in such a way as to avoid this delay. Special rules apply to those who arrange for "additional nights" beyond August 15. See the application for details.
Contact the Housing Director (by email) to request additional nights beyond August 15, after you have submitted the online application for summer at OV.
Student summer employees receive priority consideration until April 1, so we wait until this date before granting requests. After this initial consideration, other requests are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and on the duration of the rental commitment.
Application & Costs
The calendars used in the application will allow for requests which do not meet the 10-week rental commitment. However, priority is given to applications which meet or exceed this rental commitment.
Current Ocean View residents who will attend Mayterm may request to remain at OV for just the 5-week Mayterm period. IMPORTANT: This is not guaranteed, but will be considered.* The Ocean View Summer 2020 application should be used for this request, not the Mayterm on Campus application as the Mayterm on Campus application is for housing on-campus.
*Such 5-week requests by current OV residents will not be considered until late April (around the start of Spring finals week) in order to allow adequate time for other students to request longer-term housing at OV for the summer. If space is available, these shorter-term requests by OV residents may be granted.
Cost is $24/day per person (not per apartment), and the total amount in each student's application is posted to that student's account near the beginning of the summer period. Rent charges do not need to be paid in advance, and we do not require a security deposit, or first, or last month's rent. Contact the Student Accounts Office if you have any questions about your summer rent charge or payment. The application calculates total cost for the number of days selected. In addition, change fees will be imposed for any Start Date or End Date change submitted after the start of the summer period. To apply, go to this housing application:
Check-in & Check-out
Those who request housing to commence on Sunday, May 3 may check-in at Ocean View from 2:00pm-3:00pm or 7:00pm-9:00pm on that Sunday. Anyone who does not check-in at one of these times, or who has a confirmed reservation for summer housing to commence at a later date, must arrange a check-in appointment with the Ocean View Director or summer assistant at Ocean View. The director at Ocean View is Dan Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All check-outs must be arranged by appointment with residence staff. The last possible check-out date is Saturday, August 15. Exception: those who have requested transition housing from summer to Fall semester, but are delayed until Monday, August 17 due to their Fall housing assignment being occupied by summer guests until August 17, will check-out on the afternoon of Monday, August 17.
FAQs about Ocean View
What is included? Each Ocean View apartment is a furnished, two-bedroom unit. Furnishings include: beds, desks, drawers, living room sofa, dinette, draperies, full-size refrigerator and gas stove/oven. Services include: utilities (gas, electricity, water, trash), high-speed internet through the campus network, and satellite television service. Things not included: microwave oven, kitchen and dining utensils, telephone service or instrument, television or computer, custodial service, or cleaning and paper 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. Apartments #1-10 (750 sq.ft.) house up to four students. For directions with Google maps, enter 15 Ocean View Ave., Santa Barbara, CA.* Apartments #13-24 (600 sq.ft.) house up to three students because one of the bedrooms is smaller. For directions with Google maps, enter 11 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, 10 units for 4 residents and 12 units for 3 residents. 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.