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September 2, 2016
What We Did for WoW!
Monday - Hypnotist Show
New students were able to enjoy a night of hypnotism in the Tropicana Gardens café. Throughout the show there was a whirlwind of laughter, and a bonding experience that was unforgettable.
Tuesday - Tie Dye
Our wonderful tie dye makers got a chance to brighten up and color their day by making colorful tapestries, socks, t-shirts, and tank tops! What a great time to relax!
Wednesday - Casino Night
On Wednesday night, residents dressed to impress and gambled away for a chance to win awesome prizes! Residents filled the cafe to eat delicious finger food and play games such as Poker, Craps, and Black Jack! At the end of the event they were able to "cash" in their chips for special tickets which put them into a drawing for grand prizes, which includes a 32 inch tv, printer, and so much more. Throughout the night, residents were able to win small prizes just for attending the event! 
Thursday - Landshark
Residents were able to attend a Santa Barbara Landshark - a boat on wheels! The Landshark picked up residents at TG gardens, traveled downtown, and entered the harbor! It was a fun ride!
Friday - Beach BBQ
Beach lovers enjoyed a sunny day at the Goleta Beach while enjoying some hot dogs, hamburgers, fruit and playing volleyball, Kan Jam, soccer and many more activities!
Saturday - Movie Night
Residents were able to kick off their shoes and celebrate surviving their first week of school by watching Deadpool under the stars. Thier tummies were filled with popcorn, nachos, drinks, and candy! Yummy!
Tutoring in the Café
Tropicana is proud to announce that our Tutoring Program is in full swing. Tutoring will be every night, Sunday through Thursday from 9:00-11:30 PM in the cafe.

Tropicana staff have been tutor certified through Santa Barbara City College. We are proud to assist our residents in a variety of subjects upon request. If you have questions or would like more information about the tutoring program in the cafe, please contact Area Coordinator Jesus Salvatierra This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tutoring will be held Sunday through Thursday nights 9:00-11:30 PM. Study groups, as well as students looking for a different place to study, are welcome to join us as well!
Bike Registration and Parking
Please Lock Your Bike to a Rack
Transportation - Bike

If you haven't done so already, the Tropicana Management strongly encourages you to register your bike here at the building. Come to the desk with your bike's imprinted serial number and we can register your bike in our system and give you a bike sticker. The benefit of this is that if your bike ever goes missing we'll have your serial number on file, which can greatly increase the likelihood of finding it!

Please remember to properly park your bike in a designated bike rack and lock the frame of the bike to the bike rack. Bikes that locked to themselves (not the rack), or simply not locked at all, are more likely to be moved or go missing altogether, which could lead to the bike being impounded. 
Café News
Sack Lunches and Late Night Dinners
You can eat as much as you want in the cafe as part of your unlimited meal plans long as meal s are eaten inside of the cafe. Residents can take out one piece of fruit, an ice cream cone, or a drink in their Trop Tumbler whenever the cafe is open. Residents can also request a Sack Lunch or a Late Night dinner ahead of time.

If you have sports practice, a class, or work during Tropicana's designated lunch time, you may fill out a sack lunch form at the café check stand by 7:00 PM the night before. You can pick up your sack lunch when the cafe opens at 6:45 AM. Late night dinners can also be requested at the check stand before 4:00 PM the day you would like to pick up your dinner. Please bring your class or work schedule when you make your requests, and please remember to pick them up if you order them!
Ready to Move Your Hammock?
Your Opportunity is Around the Corner!
Tropicana will be offering a Room Change Program so you can switch rooms. Upgrade, downgrade or just get a change of scenery!

Watch for an email sometime next week from Laura with details on the program and how to sign up!

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Use Your Talents to Chronicle Your Experiences at SBCC or UCSB!


Do you love blogging? Do you enjoy telling others about your experiences? If you answered "YES!" to either of these questions, we would love to hear from you! Trop is looking for a resident who will write a blog about their Tropicana, UCSB or SBCC experiences. Payment is $20 per published blog. If you are interested, please write a sample blog and send it to Brendan Langley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Goleta, CA 93117

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Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Gardens is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens in spaces 56 and 57. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!