Summer of Art Offers On-Campus Housing for Students Between the Ages of 15-18
As a Summer of Art student, you can live on campus, just moments away from your classes.
Students share furnished two-bedroom suite-style rooms that contain a common space and split bathroom with three additional students. Each floor of the Residence Hall has a unique lounge where students can study, socialize, or relax after class, as well as a laundry room with coin-operated washers and dryers.
All residential students receive a meal plan to be used in Elaine’s Dining Commons. There are a limited number of spaces available and rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Room & Board* Total Cost: $1900
*Dining Hall meal plan offers 3 meals a day Monday through Friday, 2 meals a day on Saturday and Sunday.
Additional money for snacks, entertainment, personal needs, etc. should be determined by each family.
Being a part of the housing community offers you a chance to bond with other artists, socialize with peers outside of the classroom, and experience what living at college is really like! Roommates are determined based on answers to questions on the housing application. Roommate information is not available prior to check-in.
Professional live-in staff supervise the Resident Assistants and assists in emergency situations.
Current Otis College students serve as the Resident Assistants (RAs). The RAs are fully trained and reside on each residence hall floor to respond to emergencies, serve as a resource, and assist students during Summer of Art.
Residence Hall Programming
Resident Assistants arrange programs and events for housing students in the evenings after class and on the weekends. Activities may include board game nights, variety shows, crafts, dances, and more! These programs are a great way to try something new, meet other people, and have fun outside of class.
Off Campus Programs/Field Trips
During the weekends, students explore different parts of Los Angeles through organized field trips. The weekend trips are required for every housing student. Some of the trips in the past have included Disneyland, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and the Aquarium of the Pacific.
During the week, optional evening excursions are offered to all Summer of Art students at no additional cost. Prior trips included a film at the famous El Capitan Theatre, Griffith Observatory, and the Santa Monica Pier.
Students between the ages of 15-18 that are enrolled in the 5-day program are eligible for housing.
Curfew & Free Time
All students living in the Residence Hall have a nightly curfew of 10:00pm. Students are expected to be in the Residence Hall by curfew every night, including weekends.
Residential students have free-time with no direct supervision by College staff from 4:30pm to 10:00pm, 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 to use the buddy system; students are not allowed to leave campus on their own.
How to Apply
To apply for housing:
- Check the appropriate box on the Summer of Art Registration Form.
- The office will send you information on how to complete the online application.
- 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.
- Upon space confirmation, you will receive more information regarding the housing program, including what to pack and details regarding move in day.
- Applicants who indicate an interest in housing upon registration are not guaranteed a room reservation.
- Housing costs must be paid in full in order to secure a space.
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 each student after receipt of registration. Students who are 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.
If a student leaves the Summer of Art Program or the Housing Program, the student must advise the Summer of Art Office in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The timeline for refunds is as follows:
80% More than 30 days prior to the start of the program
50% 30 days to 10 days prior to the start of the program
No Refund will be awarded less than 10 days prior to the start of the program
*If the student is removed from the program for disciplinary reasons, no refund will be given.
Refunds may take 6-8 weeks to process.
For further information regarding housing, please contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing at 310.846.2648.
If you are over 18 years of age, contact the Office of Residence Life and Housing for alternative housing options.