Residence Life and Housing

Discover a vibrant community where you can live, learn, and lead.

Our team invites you to embrace a dynamic living and learning environment that fosters personal growth and development within a diverse community of artists. Here, you'll not only realize your full potential but also forge lifelong friendships along the way.

Living on campus offers more than just convenience—it's an immersive experience. Engage in enriching residential programming, benefit from proximity to your classes, and cultivate core values of respect and responsibility. At Residence Life and Housing, we're dedicated to helping you make the most of your Otis College journey by connecting you with all the resources and services available. Join us in shaping your future at Otis College. Explore, learn, and thrive with us in the heart of creativity.

Important Housing Information (Fall 2024–Spring 2025)

The Housing Contract spans ten months, covering both the fall and spring semesters. By signing, students commit to residing in housing for the entire academic year from August 2024 to May 2025. Current residents must reapply annually. Foundation students are typically assigned to the Residence Hall, while sophomore, junior, senior, and graduate students primarily live in the affiliated apartments at Park West.

Each apartment or suite accommodates four students, with two per bedroom. For further details on expectations, please visit our Academic Year Housing page. Students interested in off-campus living can find resources on our Off-Campus Housing page.

Academic Year Housing Information

Important Dates

  • March 1: Housing Applications Open
  • March 10: Continuing Student Priority Deadline 
  • May 8: Move Out by 5pm (current residents) 
  • May 15: New Student Priority Deadline
  • End of May: Housing Confirmations emailed
  • June 15: Continuing Student Payment Deadline
  • July 1: New Student Housing Payment Deadline
  • August 20: New Student Move In 
  • August 23: Continuing Student Move In

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Housing Options

Learn more about the housing application process and frequently asked questions.

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Off-campus Housing

See our different housing options and learn more about living with us!

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How to Apply

Learn more about the housing application process and frequently asked questions.

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Rates and Refunds

View the housing and meal plans rates, as well as the refund policies.

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Learn about meal plan options and more information about Elaine’s Dining Hall.

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Parent and Family Resources

View information and resources to support your student’s housing experience.


Meet the Residence Life and Housing Staff

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Melinda Patton, M.S. (She/Her)
Director of Residence Life and Housing

Contact Melinda

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Alezaé Cary, M.A. (She/They/Zae)
Assistant Director of Community Engagement

Contact Alezaé

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Tylina Burdell, M.S. (She/Her)
Assistant Director of Housing and Services

Contact Tylina

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Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants are current Otis College students who are trained and serve as a resource for residential students. They spend time learning about our campus and the best ways to support our community. The Resident Assistants help enforce policy while engaging with students. We hire Resident Assistants each spring for the following academic year. Learn more about how to apply for this position and other student leadership positions here.

Student Housing Office
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Phone: 310-846-2647

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