Living On Campus Welcome to Housing & Residence Life
Westmont College is a four-year residential campus, where a majority of the students live on campus in one of six residence halls. Additionally, located off campus for senior students is Ocean View, a 22-unit apartment complex located approximately three miles away from campus.
Westmont’s strong, caring, residential program includes students from a diversity of backgrounds who learn from each other. This faith-shaping culture creates enduring friendships, helps students thrive and contribute to society, and points to infinite possibilities.
One of three residence halls that house first and second year-students. Page's traditional layout, in which all the rooms open to a long, central hallway, offers many opportunities to meet others and forge new friendships. The hallways are convenient for gathering a late-night pizza party, sharing ideas about class project, or simply enjoying some casual conversation. Page is located near the library, the post office, and Westmont's administrative offices.
Rooms occupy the second and third floors of the building, and many offer pleasant views of the ocean and adjacent hillsides. Men and women live in separate sections and plan creative social activities together each semester. A majority of rooms house three first-year students, with sophomores having the opportunity to live in spacious double rooms.
The spacious and sunlit multipurpose room on the first floor draws community-wide events such as Vespers (the student-led Sunday evening worship service), and a variety of forums on current issues. Second and third floor lounges have been beautifully renovated with full kitchens, offering many opportunities for students to gather over shared meals, connect in group study sessions, and contribute to overall section community building.
With tree-filled courtyards, cottages, and two-story buildings, Clark provides an ideal outdoor backdrop for activity and relaxation. Clark is one of the three mixed-class halls, comprised of 1st and 2nd year students. It houses up to 250 residents, with men and women living in separate sections. Students socialize on the interconnecting balconies and stairways, or retreat to the large, grassy center of the complex known as "Clark Beach."
The three- or four-room suites share common bathrooms. Most rooms are double occupancy, with a handful accommodating three students. The central lounge features a large sun deck where students can enjoy the beautiful surroundings as well as a stone fireplace for cozy conversations. There are also several additional lounges spread out among the section clusters. Clark is the residence hall closest to the shuttle stop and the dining commons.
Armington is Westmont's largest residence hall. Most rooms are double occupancy, with some accommodating three students. Men and women occupy alternate floors.
Located on lower campus, Armington residents enjoy close proximity to the Art Center and Reynolds Gallery, the Health and Counseling Centers, and the Abbott Tennis Courts.
Panoramic views of the Santa Barbara Channel Islands and the Santa Ynez Mountains greet the residents of Emerson each day. Perched at the very top of campus, this two-story building features four split-level living areas, each with a traditional hallway to which all the rooms open. The two upper floors have high, angled ceilings, a popular feature that provides a roomy interior and extra storage possibilities.
The beautiful outdoor patio boasts views of the Channel Islands, a gas grill, and outdoor lights, creating a fun atmosphere with great opportunities for community building. Around 100 first year students and sophomores call Emerson home each year. Men and women occupy alternate floors and the majority of rooms are double occupancy, with about a dozen accommodating three students. Each floor has its own centrally located laundry room and community bathroom. Emerson features special accessibility to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disability Act.
A favorite feature of Van Kampen Hall is its large and sunny courtyard, which is a popular place for frequent interaction among residents and visitors. It also features three lounges - a study lounge with a printer/copier, a game lounge, and a social lounge with a large kitchen.
The bright, airy rooms are the largest on campus, measuring about 12-by-16 feet. Eighteen four-room suites open to the central courtyard. All the rooms are triple occupancy and house about 200 junior students (133 women and 68 men). Van Kampen is located on the lower part of campus below the dining commons and near the Health and Counseling Centers.
The beautifully designed facility features two residential buildings and the Leadership Center. Augustinian Scholars and other student leaders will live together and form valuable relationships in the two halls. During the summer, executives participating in Westmont conferences and seminars will stay in the comfortable rooms.
- Residence Rooms open to outside walkways and house two students the school year and one executive in the summer
- Students will prepare their own meals in a central kitchen on each floor
- Flexible layouts in the Leadership Center accommodate many activities: lectures, banquets, receptions
- Amenities include a coffee shop, lounges and laundry facilities
Ocean View is a 22-unit apartment complex, 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 barbecue, 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.