Summer & Mayterm Summer in Ocean View

Eligibility & Minimum Rental Commitment

The summer season at Ocean View is from Sunday after Commencement, until the first Saturday in August.

Any current Westmont student may request housing at the Ocean View Apartments for the 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 starting the Sunday immediately after Commencement.

Summer in OV students may request to stay past early August and transition to their Fall college housing. This additional time will be billed at the same rate as Summer in OV (see below). Students will be required to vacate their summer placement at Ocean View by the end of the summer housing period and move to their temporary main campus housing assignment in a timely manner. We anticipate all students who wish to stay until their Fall housing is ready will need to move to a temporary main campus housing assignment (i.e. Fall OV residents will not be able to remain in OV for summer and transition directly into their Fall OV housing). Transitional summer housing must be requested prior to the start of the summer period. Late requests will incur additional fees and may not be accommodated.

Summer student researchers, international students, and summer student Westmont employees receive priority consideration if they apply by April 7. After this initial consideration, other applications are considered.

Application & Costs

Cost is $40/day or $43/day if in a single room. This cost is per person (not per apartment) and is billed for the entire summer period--we do not offer partial summer stays (except for researchers).

A $75 non-refundable reservation deposit will be charged upon approval (normally communicated mid-April) and will be applied to first month's rent charges. If a student cancels their request for Summer OV housing after approvals are communicated, they will still be charged the $75 reservation deposit. Summer in OV cancelation between April 24 and the start of summer housing incurs a $250 cancelation fee. Full charges apply and no credit will be issued for cancels after Summer in OV housing begins. All cancelations must be communicated in writing via email to the Housing Office.

Though the monthly rent charges for the entire summer period are posted to the student account in May, rent for each month is not due until the first 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. 

To Apply: Summer Housing Application

Check-in & Check-out

Summer in Ocean View check-in is from 2:00pm-3:00pm or 7:00pm-9:00pm on Sunday of Commencement weekend. Anyone who does not check-in during these times must make an appointment for an alternate time with the Ocean View RD (Thomas Staffileno:

All check-outs must be arranged by appointment with the OV RD. The last possible check-out date is Saturday, August 3.

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, sewer), and high-speed internet through the campus network. Things not included: microwave oven, kitchen and dining utensils, custodial service, 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 (normally 5pm-8am). 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 Resident Director, who resides in apartment #12; the Ocean View office/lounge is in apartment #11.