Summer & Mayterm Summer in Ocean View
Eligibility & Minimum Rental Commitment
The summer season at Ocean View is from Sunday after Commencement, until early 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 Fall housing assignment (or possibly to temporary main campus housing) in a timely manner. IMPORTANT: some summer residents may need to delay their transition if their Fall assignment is not yet ready (still needs cleaning/maintenance/etc) as determined by the Housing Office. 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 and summer student Westmont employees receive priority consideration if they apply by April 12. After this initial consideration, other applications are considered.
Application & Costs
Cost is $35/day or $37/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 fee will be charged upon approval (normally communicated mid-April) and will be applied 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 fee.
Monthly rent charges are assigned to student accounts at the beginning of summer, but are 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. 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.
To Apply: Mayterm & Summer Housing Request
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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
All check-outs must be arranged by appointment with the OV RD. The last possible check-out date is Saturday, August 5. **Exception**: those who have requested transition housing from summer to Fall semester, but are delayed due to their Fall housing assignment not being available, will check-out shortly after the normal deadline as directed by Housing/Ocean View RD.
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.