In addition to the Residence Hall, Otis College offers housing through Park West Apartments. Due to increased demands, housing has expanded to the apartments directly across the street from campus for all students, as an extension of living on campus.
Living at Park West
Students living at Park West are directly across the street from campus, which keeps to classes, labs, and resources. Students have access to the apartment amenities including: the multiple pools, fitness center, grills, and laundry on site. There are Resident Assistants, as well as Professional Staff, living at Park West to assist with any questions, issues, or problems.
The Park West Apartments have a living room, dining area, and full kitchen (including a microwave and dishwasher). Otis College pays for wireless internet and all utilities. Students pay rent the same as they would if living on campus; and the costs are added to the student account.
The apartments are mostly 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom units (shown below) shared with other Otis College students. Four students share the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments with two students in each bedroom. There are a limited amount of 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom options available as private units for one student, and are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Discounted Apartments: We are offereing some "tripled" bedroom apartments at Park West at a discounted rate for New Foundation Students. These apartments at Park West will house a total of 5 new foundation students. The apartments are 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom units. One bedroom is "tripled", housing three students, and the second bedroom houses two students. Students living in the "triple" bedroom (shared among 3 students) receive a discounted rate of $4,900 and students in the secondary bedroom (shared among 2 students) pay the discounted rate of $5,400.
The apartment comes semi-furnished including:
- XL Twin bed and dresser drawers for each student
- Shared closet space in each bedroom
- Couch, chair, end table, and lamp for the living room
- Kitchen includes refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, and dishwasher
- Private balcony/patio area
- Wireless internet
2019-20 Park West Charges:
|Room Type||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Academic Year|
|Shared Apartment (2-bed, 2-bath)||$5,900||$5,900||$11,800|
|Private Apartment (1-bed, 1-bath)||$11,800||$11,800||$23,600|
|"Tripled" Bedroom (Tripled 2-bed, 2 bath)||$4,900||$4,900||$9,800|
|Secondary Bedroom (Tripled 2-bed, 2-bath)||$5,400||$5,400||$10,800|
Students completing the housing application are signing an academic year agreement, for both semesters, though charges are added by semester.
2019-20 Meal Plan Charges:
|Meal Plan||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Academic Year|
|10 Meal Plan + $100 Dining Dollars||$1,880||$1,740||$3,620|
|14 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars||$2,520||$2,320||$4,840|
|17 Meal Plan + $150 Dining Dollars||$2,900||$2,670||$5,570|
Students living in Park West are able to choose any meal plan. Foundation Students living at Park West are required to have at least a 10 meal plan, but can choose any of the three options. All other students are able to opt into any of the meal plan options. Students are required to keep the meal plan for the entire academic year, both semesters, though charges are added by semester.