Summer & Mayterm Summer at Ocean View
Eligibility & Minimum Rental Commitment
The 2021 summer season at Ocean View is from Sunday, May 9 to Saturday, August 14.
Any current Westmont student or student summer employee may request housing at the Ocean View Apartments for the 2021 summer season. Within this 14-week period, a 10-week rental commitment (i.e. 10 consecutive weeks) is required for priority consideration. Housing is granted on a space-available basis.
Additional nights beyond August 14 may be requested by students who will be transitioning to college housing for the Fall 2021 semester and will be billed for this time just like Summer in OV ($25/night), 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 16. This would occur IF their Fall assignment is occupied by summer conference guests until August 16. It is best to request additional nights (i.e. transition housing after August 14) 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 14. See the application for details.
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
Cost is $25/day per person (not per apartment). A $50 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged upon approval and will be applied applied to first month's rent charges. If a student decides not to accept their approval for Summer OV housing, they will still be charged the $50 reservation fee.
Monthly rent charges are assigned to student accounts at the beginning of each month. We do not require a security deposit, nor first and last month's rent. Extending dates after summer housing begins is granted only if space allows and incurs a $75 change fee. Shortening dates after summer housing begins (delaying arrival date or leaving early) incurs either a $150 change fee or full payment for the previously agreed upon portion of that month (whichever is greater). Cancellation after housing begins incurs a $250 fee or full payment for the month of cancellation (whichever is greater).
To apply: Summer In Ocean View Application
Current Ocean View residents who will attend Mayterm may request to remain at OV for just the 5-week Mayterm period. This is not guaranteed, but will be considered if space is available. The Ocean View Summer 2021 application should be used for this request, not the Mayterm on Campus application as the Mayterm on Campus application is for housing on campus only (not OV).
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.
Check-in & Check-out
Those who request housing to commence on Sunday, May 9 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 make an appointment with the Ocean View RD (Estrella Cruz: firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule an approved check in.
All check outs must be arranged by appointment with the OV RD. The last possible check-out date is Saturday, August 14. Exception: those who have requested transition housing from summer to Fall semester, but are delayed until Monday, August 16 due to their Fall housing assignment being occupied by summer guests, will check-out on the afternoon of Monday, 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, 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. 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. 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.