World Book Night
Trop celebrated World Book Night by giving out free books to residents. Carolyn provided Tina Fey's book Bossy Pants for anyone who wanted one. It looks like a fun read; we hope you enjoy it!
Tie or Dye
Tie or Dye was a GIGANTIC hit. We ran out of everything . . . including dye! Residents had so much fun creating new tie dye and even brought some of their own stuff to dye. Now they all have some fun colorful stuff to wear in the warmer weather.
Throw Back Thursday
#TBT Movie Night was fun for all! They watched an old chick flick while chowing down on popcorn, painting their nails, and being creative with henna.
"Caint a Panvas"
Residents unleashed their artistic side to paint a canvas or frame. What a fun way to spend a Friday night! Check out the creations on Facebook.
Do you Kinect?
Trop has purchased an Xbox and Kinect for your residents' use. Just check it out from the front desk like you do for the other equipment and use it in the rec room. The games we currently have are, Dance Central, Just Dance 4, Kinect Adventures, and Disneyland Adventures. If there are any games you would like us to purchase, come to a TSO meeting to propose it!
Trop's annual end of the year celebration - the TrOscars - is May 15th. Get dressed up to walk the red carpet and join us for a fun night of awards, desserts, and memories! Voting for superlative categories such as "biggest flirt", "best RA", and "cutest couple" will begin this week. Winners will receive awards at the events. There will also be a photo booth and an end of the video of pictures and awesome moments throughout your year here!
If you have any photos or video footage that you would like to be incorporated into the video, please contact Brendan, the Film and Social Media Coordinator, to find out how to submit your content:
Keep an eye out for flyers for the following programs coming soon!
Making Memories - May 1
FIFA Tournament - May 4
Bat and Beach - May 10
Quad Wars - May 11
Moving Out: How to Get More of Your Security Deposit Back!
Mandatory Meeting Monday, May 6, 9 PM
Tropicana's last mandatory meeting of the year will be held in the Café on Monday, May 6 at 9:00pm. The meeting will cover move-out procedures, and tips on how to get the most money back from your security deposit. Remember, your $50 cleaning fee includes basic vacuuming/mopping, dusting and sanitizing the bathroom; it does not include excessive grime in bathrooms or on floors, trash removal, removal of items left behind in the suite, cleaning inside dresser/desk drawers, stains on carpet, or other damage to the suite. But don't worry, you'll get a detailed handout on how to bring your suite back to its original condition. Please be sure to attend.
Cinco de Mayo Dinner
Trop Cafe will host a special Cinco de Mayo Dinner on Friday, May 3!
|Villas at Tropicana Filling Fast!
Space Still Available at Trop's Upperclassmen Apartments
If you are still unsure where you'll be living next year, consider moving to the Villas at Tropicana, our apartment complex for continuing students. You'll be living in an academically-focused community of students who are 20 years old or have completed 12 college credits. You'll be able to meet your neighbors at monthly events. The Villas Community Assistants don't do rounds, but are available to help maintain policies when requested.
Enjoy cooking in your own kitchen (or add on a discounted meal plan at the Trop Café). Our 2-bedroom/2-bath apartments are fully furnished, so you'll save a chunk of change at move-in. The Villas also offers flexible leasing options. You can select an individual (by-the-bed) lease, like your current contract, for 10 months. Or, you and your friends can rent a whole apartment, for either 10 or 12 months, depending on if you'll be staying for summer sessions.
Check out www.villasattropicana.com. Come to the front desk, or call 968-4319 to schedule a tour of the Villas today.
Tropicana Gardens beta test program to provide snacks Monday-Thursday in the Cafe for our residents using Tutoring has been well received. Our goal is twofold: to promote the use of Trop's on-site tutors, and to address students' desire for food later in the evening after the Cafe closes.
We've made a slight scheduling change: snacks arrive at 9:30pm. Here's the schedule:
Monday nights - Angry Wings
Tuesday nights - Jersey Mike's Subs
Wednesday nights - Silvergreens
Thursday nights - Woodstock's Pizza
You'll have to scan in at the Cafe checkstand, as the snacks & sodas are for Trop residents with a meal plan. As always, food must be eaten in the Cafe and cannot be taken out. When the food is gone, it's gone!
|Summer Housing Available
Staying for Summer Sessions or Work?
Stay with Trop this summer. Our summer contract offers accommodations in a Triple occupancy room at one of our three communities, all utilities (including basic cable and internet) and program events with our Res Life team. Meals are available whenever the Cafe is open and can be purchased by selecting the unlimited meal plan, or by purchasing a 10-meal or 20-meal punch card or you can pay as you go.
Summer contract rates are $40.00 per night, with a 7-day minimum. If you stay 30 days or longer, you will receive a 10% discount. If you stay 60 days or longer, you will receive a 20% discount. Current residents can check out our Extend Your Stay web page for more details. Want to room with a friend who doesn't already live at Trop? Here's the Summer Housing page for them.
Work for Trop This Summer
Customer Service Rep Applications Due May 3
When the academic year ends, Tropicana Student Housing turns into a conference center. Trop hosts more than 90 summer camps, from Nike Soccer to Michael Jordan Flight School. We need personable, outgoing and friendly customer service representatives to staff our front desk, helping summer campers as well as giving tours and providing leasing information for future residents. Check out our Employment page for further details.
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