Summer at Ocean View for 2014

Eligibility & Minimum Rental Commitment

Any current Westmont student or student summer employee may request housing at the Ocean View Apartments for the 2014 summer season (Sunday, May 4 to Saturday, August 16). A 10-week minimum rental commitment (i.e. 10 consecutive weeks) is required for priority consideration, and housing is granted on a space-available basis. Students attending a Westmont summer travel course may count their travel weeks towards the required rental commitment. Additional nights beyond August 16 may be requested by students who will be transitioning to campus housing for the Fall semester. It is best to request additional nights prior to the start of the summer period to prevent additional change fees. Special rules apply to those who arrange for "additional nights" beyond August 16. See the application for details.

Student summer employees receive priority consideration until April 1. Any request submitted after April 1 will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Application & Costs

Applicants who submit by April 1 will be notified in early April whether or not their application has been accepted. The calendars used in the application allow for requests which do not meet the minimum rental commitment of 10 weeks, but priority is given to applications which meet or exceed the minimum rental commitment.

Current Ocean View residents who will attend Mayterm may request to remain at OV for just the 5-week Mayterm period. The standard Ocean View Summer 2014 application should be used for this request, not the Mayterm on Campus application. Such 5-week requests by current OV residents will not be considered until 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 (in 2014) is $157/week per person, not per apartment. The application calculates total cost for the number of weeks selected. There is no adjustment for partial weeks. 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: Ocean View Summer 2014 application.

Check-in & Check-out

Those who request housing to commence on Sunday, May 4 may check-in at Ocean View from 2-3 PM or 7-9 PM 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 Resident Director or summer Resident Assistant at Ocean View. The resident director at Ocean View is Shannon Balram (

All check-outs must be arranged by appointment with residence staff. The last possible check-out date is Saturday, August 16.

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, campus telephone capability (residents must supply the phone instrument), and satellite television service. Things not included: microwave oven, kitchen and dining utensils, telephone 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 75 residents (3-4 residents per apartment). Ocean View is staffed by a full-time resident director (RD) and one or more resident assistants, 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 RD. The Ocean View RD resides in apartment #12; the Ocean View office/lounge is in apartment #11.