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Summer of Art Housing

Housing is Available for Summer of Art

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Room and Board Total Cost: $2,800
Board includes: Dining Hall meal plan with three meals a day Monday - Friday, two meals a day on Saturday and Sunday

Housing Application Opens:Wednesday, January 31
Housing Application Closes: Friday, June 14

As a Summer of Art student, you can live on campus, just moments away from your classes with access to nearby restaurants and shops, as well as the beach! Residential students share furnished, two-bedroom, suite-style rooms with a common space and split bathroom. You will have access to free Wi-Fi internet throughout the Residence Hall and a laundry room located on each floor. Each floor also has a lounge where you can study, socialize, or relax after class. All residential students receive a meal plan to be used in Elaine’s Dining Hall. There are a limited number of spaces available and rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Benefits of Living On Campus

  • Experience weekend field trips to Rooftop Cinema in Downtown LA, Paramount Studios Tour, and Beetlejuice Play at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.
  • Sign-up for optional weekday excursions to Top Golf and Bowlero.
  • Resident Assistant staff host multiple events each week after classes (game nights, crafts, dances, etc.).
  • Share a furnished two-bedroom suite with a common space and split bathroom.
  • Get access to free WiFi internet.
  • Creating long lasting friendships and memories with your peers.

How to Apply for Summer of Art Housing

To apply for housing:

  1. Check the appropriate box on the Summer of Art Registration Form.
  2. The Office of Residence Life and Housing will send you information on how to complete the online application.
  3. Once your application is submitted, you will be prompted to make the housing payment online. Otis College must receive the completed housing application and full payment before a space is confirmed in the housing program.
  4. Upon space confirmation, you will receive more information regarding the housing program, including what to pack and details regarding move-in day.

Please note:

  • Applicants who indicate an interest in housing upon registration are not guaranteed a room reservation.
  • Applicants who indicate interest in housing upon registration will be contacted by Residence Life and Housing between 24-72 hours after their submitted registration. We thank you for your patience!
  • Housing costs must be paid in full in order to secure a space.

Summer of Art Housing Overview

Connect with Your Peers

Living on campus allows you to bond with other artists, socialize with peers outside of the classroom, and experience college life! Roommates are determined by the answers you submit on your housing application. Roommate information is not available prior to check-in. If you already know someone joining the program and wish to room together, please reach out to our office ( for next steps! We honor all mutual roommate requests!


Students are supervised by a team of live-in professional staff and Resident Assistants (RAs) ready to assist in an emergency situation. Current Otis College students serve as RAs for the Summer of Art program.

Residence Hall Programming

Our RAs reside on each floor of the Residence Hall and are fully trained to respond to emergencies, serve as resources, and assist students during Summer of Art.

RAs arrange programs and events for students in the evenings after class. Activities may include game nights, variety shows, crafts, dances, and more.

Off-Campus Programs & Field Trips

On weekends, students explore different parts of Los Angeles through organized field trips. Weekend trips are required for every residential student. Past trips have included Santa Monica Beach, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Hollywood.

Important Information


Students in high school or above, between 14.5 to 18 years of age, and enrolled in the 5-day program are eligible for housing. Summer of Art residential students are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine. Students enrolled in the Summer of Art academic program may apply for an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine requirement; however, exempted students may not live in housing for the duration of the program.


All students living in the Residence Hall legally have a nightly curfew of 10:00 p.m. PDT. If students choose to leave campus during free time (4:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.), they must return to campus no later than 9:30 p.m. and be in their suite by 10:00 p.m. every night, including weekends. There are no exceptions. RAs will conduct bed checks nightly at 10:00 p.m. to ensure all students have returned from free time.

Free Time

Residential students have free time with no direct supervision by the Residence Life or Summer of Art team from 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday, except while on required weekend trips. If students wish to explore on their own, they are required to check out before leaving and use the buddy system. Students are not allowed to leave campus on their own. Upon return to campus, students are required to check in with a Resident Assistant or with Campus Safety and Security. Students are also required to download the Orah App in order to check in and out. Off-campus and overnight passes with family members must be requested in advance by emailing Curfew and free time policies are subject to change.

Policies and Behavioral Standards

Students residing in on-campus housing must adhere to all policies, rules, regulations, and community standards set forth within the Summer of Art Handbook. The handbook is distributed to students approximately three months prior to the program start. Students in violation of any of the policies, rules, regulations, and community standards or otherwise create an unsafe or unproductive climate may be removed from the program and/or receive a failing grade of “F” at the Administrators’ sole and exclusive discretion. Participants in the Summer of Art program are not afforded due process in matters involving behavioral conduct, and outcomes of their violations of policies are decided upon at the discretion of Summer of Art administrators. Summer of Art students who have been admitted to Otis College may be subject to the student conduct process outlined in Otis College’s Code of Student Conduct, in addition to the Summer of Art conduct process.

Refund Policy

If a residential student withdraws from the Summer of Art program and wishes to cancel their housing, they must notify Residence Life and Housing by emailing

The timeline for refunds is as follows:

  • On or before June 14 (21 days or more prior to move in) - 100% refund
  • Between June 15 and July 4 (less than 21 days before move in) - 50% refund
  • Between July 5 – July 12 (first week of class) - 25% refund
  • After 5:00pm on July 12 - No refund

Refunds may take between six to eight weeks to process.

*If the student is removed from the program for disciplinary reasons, no refund will be given.


For further information regarding Summer of Art housing, please contact Residence Life and Housing at (310) 846-2647 or at

Contact Us

Questions! A Summer of Art team member is available to assist you. Please contact us at or 310.665.6850. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PDT.

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