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Housing and Board

 

On-Campus Housing

Otis College of Art and Design is one of Southern California’s most desirable communities. Students who sign up for housing will have the opportunity to live on campus, with many restaurants and shops within walking distance, and just minutes from the beach.

Housing Options

The Residence Hall

The Residence Hall is primarily for first year students. The Residence Hall offers students the opportunity to live with peers and fully immerse themselves in a community of artists and designers. With multiple lounge spaces, students have the ability to engage with a diverse population and meet people they may otherwise never met. Living on campus is a great way to stay close to classes, and helps with the transition of being in college

Park West Apartments

The affiliated Park West Apartments are conveniently located across the street from campus. Sophomore, Junior, Senior, and Graduate students are able to live with other Otis College students in an apartment setting. Living at Park West allows students to gain more responsibility of living on their own (such as cooking), while we still manage the apartment details and assist with any issues. 

 

Housing Cost

2022-23 Residence Hall Cost

Room Type Semester Cost Academic Year
Shared Room $6,105 $12,210

The housing agreement is for the entire academic year.
All Residence Hall students are required to have a meal plan. Foundation students must have at least a 14 meal plan. Sophomore students and above must have at least a 10 meal plan. 

2022-2023 Park West Housing Cost
Room Type Semester Cost Academic Year
Shared Room $6,965 $13,930
Private Apartment $12,890 $25,780

The housing agreement is for the entire academic year.
All Foundation students are required to have at least a 10 meal plan. Sophomore students and above may can opt into a meal plan.

 

Additional Housing Fees:

  • Application fee: $150 due to apply for housing
  • Damage Deposit: $300 due before moving into housing (students living at Park West only - refundable less any damages/charges)
  • Meal Plan: Price varies based on the meal plan selection.

 

Meal Plans

Students living in the Residence Hall are required to purchase a meal plan. The meal plan can be used in Elaine’s Dining Commons. Students purchase a plan based on the number of meals per week. All foundation students in the Residence Hall are required to have a 14 meal plan, with the option to upgrade to the 17 meal plan. Students in or beyond their second year are required to have a 10 meal plan, with the option to upgrade to a 14 or 17 meal plan. Foundation students living at Park West are required to have at least a 10 meal plan, with the option to upgrade to a higher plan. More information about dining and meal plans can be found here.  More information about Bon Appetit can be found by visiting their website.

Costs:

 Meal Plan Costs

 Fall 2022

 Spring 2023

 Academic Year

 10 Meal Plan + $100 Dining Dollars

 $2,115

 $1,945

 $4,060

 14 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars

 $2,832

 $2,585

 $5,417

 17 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars

 $3,262

 $2,975

 $6,237

All meal plans come with a predetermined amount of dining dollars. Dining Dollars are bonus money added to a students’ ID card when they purchase a 17, 14, or 10 meal plan. Dining Dollars can be used in Elaine’s Dining Commons of the Rose Hills Foundation Cafe.

 

How do I Apply for Housing

When paying the tuition deposit, students have the ability to also pay the $150 Housing Application Fee at www.otis.edu/deposit. Once the Office of Residence Life and Housing receive the application fee payment, students will receive an email notifying them that they can login to the housing portal (housing.otis.edu) to begin completing their housing application. Students are encouraged to pay the housing application fee by May 1st and complete the housing applications by May 5th, as housing is expceted to fill quickly. Questions regarding the application process can be directed to the Office of Residence Life and Housing by email at studenthousing@otis.edu or by calling 310.846.2647.

Off-Campus Housing

Where do Otis College students stay off campus?

You can view a list of our off campus rentals, roommate finder, and resources here.

 

 

Contact the Housing Office