Newsletter for Tropicana Gardens
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Front Desk Hours:

Monday-Thursday
8:00am-11:00pm

 

Friday

8:00am-1:00am 

 

Saturday

10:00am-1:00am

 

Sunday

10:00am-11:00pm

 

Business Office Hours:

Monday-Friday
9:00am-5:00pm


Office Phone:

(805) 968-4319


RA Duty Phone:

(805) 637-5046
Come for a Tour

 

Drop-In Tours

Fridays
10:00am-5:00pm  

or Any Other Day  
by Appointment. 
 
Just give us a call at 
(805) 968-4319
December 16, 2016
 
Event Round Up
Holiday Serve Dinner

Tropicana Gardens residents were treated to a holiday themed dinner and were served by RAs and other Tropicana Staff Members!
Santa Barbara Rescue Mission

After finishing up their finals residents got the opportunity to give back to their community! They volunteered at the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission by serving a holiday meal to some of the local homeless and less fortunate people.
Apply to Become an RA!
2017 RA Selection Process Begins in February
Tropicana will be seeking upbeat, reliable, and upstanding individuals to fill the Resident Assistant (RA) positions for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. RAs get to know their residents, build community, plan events, and be a part of a great team that provides peer guidance here at our building by supporting academic pursuits and positive social interaction. RAs receive remuneration in the form of room and board during the term of employment, and it is a great position to add to a resumé!
Sign Early for $3,500 in Savings!
Sign by December 31, 2016
Returning Resident Special:
Sign now for a
$3,500 Discount*
on your contract for next year!
 
*Contract must be signed by December 31, 2016 and must be completed and approved by January 31, 2017 in order to receive $3,500 discount. 
 
If you sign a Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall 2017-2018 UCSB lease contract by December 31, 2016 you will receive a $3,500 discount on your contract. We'll also waive the $125 application and processing fee.
 
 


 
 
SBCC Academic Year Contract
2017 - 2018
 
Room Type
$uper $aver (6 in 2 bed/1 bath suite)
Quad
(4 in C)
Small Triple
(3 in B)
Small Double
(2 in A)
Standard Triple
(3 in C)
Standard  Double
(2 in B)
Single
(1 in A)
Academic Year Total
Base Price
(10 meals a week)
$12,150.00
$13,400.00
$14,800.00
$14,800.00
$15,900.00
$18,400.00
$20,900.00
With Current Resident Discount
$8,650.00
$9,900.00
$11,300.00
$11,300.00
$12,400.00
$14,900.00
$17,400.00
 
 
Meal Plan Options
 
Tropicana will also now feature different meal plan options! All contracts include 10 meals a week for the academic year, but you can upgrade to 14, 17 or Unlimited Meals at any time! As a returning resident you will be given an automatic upgrade to your meal plan choice! 
 
 
10 Meals (included)
14 Meals
17 Meals
Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above
+$400/Semester
+$600/Semester
+$750/Semester
 
 
Referral Program 
 
Get up $400 credited to your account with our new resident referral program! If you refer a continuing UCSB or SBCC student who would be a new resident at Tropicana Gardens or Tropicana Del Norte you will receive $200 credited toward your last installment when the new resident completes an approved contract. You'll receive an additional $200 credit to your account if you sign to live with us again and your referral stays with us the entire year!
 
Contracts Available Now!
 
Contracts are now available! Sign up through your MyTropAccount on to begin your application for the 2017-2018 school year! To find out more information about this Special Offer, email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Meal Plan Options
Tropicana will also now feature different meal plan options! All contracts include 10 meals a week for the academic year, but you can upgrade to 14, 17 or Unlimited Meals at any time! As a returning resident you will be given an automatic upgrade to your meal plan choice! 
 
 
10 Meals (included)
14 Meals
17 Meals
Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above
+$266.67/Quarter
+$400/Quarter
+$500/Quarter
 
Referral Program 
Get up $400 credited to your account with our new resident referral program! If you refer a continuing UCSB or SBCC student who would be a new resident at Tropicana Gardens or Tropicana Del Norte you will receive $200 credited toward your last installment when the new resident completes an approved contract. You'll receive an additional $200 credit to your account if you sign to live with us again and your referral stays with us the entire year!
Contracts Available Now!
Contracts are now available! Sign up through your MyTropAccount on to begin your application for the 2017-2018 school year! To find out more information about this Special Offer, email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Winter Break
Time for Rest and Relaxation! 
Now that you are about to complete the first leg of the 2016-2017 school year, you are probably ready to spend time with friends and family back home and take a well deserved break. Tropicana's schedule is adjusted to reflect the upcoming Winter Break schedule determined by UCSB and SBCC. The building will be closed Saturday, December 10th at 1:00 PM and will reopen January 15th at 1 PM. Tropicana's café will close after 7:00 pm on Friday, December 11th and will reopen for Brunch on Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 16th. Classes begin on Tuesday, January 17th. These dates are outlined in your lease agreement. 

We know that some of our residents are far from home and will not be able to travel home to be with their families. Every year many Trop residents invite their new roommates and friends from faraway lands to come home with them for the break. If you do, please take some pictures and share them on our Facebook page! This is an opportunity to share an American tradition with visitors.

If any of our international and out-of-state residents need to stay over at during this holiday or if you have an academic or work related reason to stay, please come down to the desk and complete an Extended Stay form. We need to know who will be in the building as we will be doing some projects during this period which may affect you. If we do not know that you are here over the holiday, you may find your key card does not work. If you ever need assistance during the holiday breaks there will always be on-site staff available to help when you call the Tropicana Gardens Duty Phone number:

(805) 637-5046

We're looking forward to all our residents having a happy, and well deserved, Winter Break!
Flu Season
Tips to Keep Trop Healthy
1. Consider getting your flu shot: these are offered at local pharmacies like CVS and at Student Health on UCSB Campus.

2. Remember singing the ABC song twice while washing your hands in kindergarten? Now is the time to start singing again.

3. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water (especially before you eat). Carry a bottle of hand sanitizer with you.

4. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue if you cough or sneeze. If you don't have a tissue, sneeze into your elbow. Be conscious about not touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Don't take a sip out of someone's cup.

5. Keep a household disinfectant like Lysol or Clorox wipes on hand and use them to clean your doorknobs, remote controls, phones, keyboards etc.

6. Don't cuddle up to your BFF if they are ill! Symptoms of the flu include fever, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, chill and fatigue. Keep your distance and show your love by running errands for them.

For more information about the flu:
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.htm

For more information about the stomach flu:
http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Norovirus/

Like to Blog?

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

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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
 
 
   

Come for a Tour

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!