KITP has the use of a limited number of UCSB West Campus graduate student one-bedroom apartments, about 1 and 1/4 mile from KITP/Kohn Hall.
The West Campus units are close to campus (about 1.5 mile from KITP) in a complex intended primarily for graduate students with families. It is within 3/4 mile walking distance of shopping, and close to the bikepath to campus. This complex is also next to a wildlife refuge and 3/4 mile from the beach.
There is one parking space for each unit in an open air parking lot - no covered parking is available. There is no charge for the residential parking permit (get this permit when you check into the apartment upon arrival), however, there *is* a fee for parking on the UCSB campus - see our website for more details:
All these units are one bedroom units. Some are upstairs with a small deck, the others are downstairs with a small patio. All units face a pleasant open common space, with lawn and trees. Which type of unit is available depends on your dates and which units are already booked.
The units have one bedroom, one bath (with combination tub/shower), a fully equipped (small) kitchen, living room (no TV) and a phone. High speed internet access is provided by the UCSB Communications 'ResNet' service. Wireless internet is not currently offered in these units. Wireless is being added soon.
There is a queen bed in the bedroom and a queen-size sofa bed in the living room. A folding crib is provided for babies. Also provided are bureaus, dining table, and lamps. Kitchens have a microwave oven and coffeemaker. There is a laundry room in the complex with credit/debit card operated machines. The units are clean and serviceable and are fully furnished with linens for the beds and crib, towels, cooking gear, dishes, etc. Housekeeping is not provided - visitors are expected to keep their unit clean and to regularly launder the bed linens and towels that they use.
Note that pets of any kind are NOT allowed in any campus housing.
Some information about units at West Campus can be found at:
*However*, the descriptions and prices on this page refer to *unfurnished* units, offered only to graduate students. The KITP units are fully furnished, and rent is as below:
As of July 1, 2014, the rent is $46.78 per day (rent is paid for both the day you arrive and the day you depart). No rent or deposit is due upon arrival (see below for more detail on why a deposit is not required). Rent can be paid at any time via cash, personal check, or money order. Visitors who are getting a reimbursement check will have their rent deducted from their reimbursement and paid by KITP.
The KITP West Campus Family Student Housing units do not have wireless internet access. High speed internet access is available through UCSB ResNet, using a modem and ethernet cable, which are kept stored in a plastic box, usually on a shelf in one of the closets. No password is needed to access the ResNet service.
For more information about ResNet, please visit their website at:
For telephone information, including rates see the Communications Services website at: http://www.commserv.ucsb.edu/residents/default.asp
The units are “cable ready” if you should wish to contract for cable TV service. The Residence Manager can explain how to do this and how to rent a television.
Please be aware that the phones in the FSH units are maintained and paid for by KITP. We receive the phone bills about 2 months in arrears (e.g., the bill for January would be received in March). We pay the bill and then forward it to you for reimbursement. If you prefer to pay your bills before you leave here, then you should use a calling card for your long-distance calls. You can then just pay the basic service fee before you leave and not worry about long-distance calls. Also, many calling cards will offer a less expensive rate than the UCSB residential phones.
The telephone service in the KITP FSH Campus apartments are 'measured rate' phone lines. Visitors should *not* use their apartment telephone line for internet access – if they do so they will accumulate a large phone bill!
For information about after-school programs and childcare, please see the KITP Childcare page. There is also a playground for children.
These apartment units are primarily designed for one and two year occupancy by UCSB students with families. Although the WC management allows us to rent on a daily basis, the complex is managed as an apartment complex, not as a hotel. There is no maid service or weekend/after-hours desk service. We have prevailed upon WC management to eliminate the deposit requirement for KITP visitors.
In order to preserve the "no-deposit" policy, KITP visitors must keep the unit clean. The unit must be vacuumed periodically. Spills must be immediately cleaned up, especially on the carpet, to prevent staining. There are vacuums and brooms in a closet in each unit and other cleaning supplies can be obtained at no cost from the custodian.
The housing custodial service must check the unit a few days before your departure. They provide four hours of cleaning at no charge to get the unit ready for the next KITP visitor. Any excessive cleaning will be billed to you at an hourly rate. At a walk-through prior to your departure, you are informed whether the unit is within the four hour cleaning range, and what you must do if it is not. It is your responsibility to contact the Custodial Supervisor to arrange for this visit, no later than one week prior to your departure. You will receive a sheet with custodial contact information at check-in.
When you vacate you must strip the beds - custodial staff will launder the linens and towels for you. All dishes *must* be washed and *all* food and trash *must* be removed. Otherwise you will be billed for custodial staff to take care of these.