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
March 15, 2017
 
Quad Wars 2.0!
Round 2 of the biggest battles of the year! Trop residents from all communities squared off for the second time; some for redemption, some to protect their honor... but all with the same goal: have fun and represent their Quad spirit!
Pool Joust

Onlookers cheered their quad-mates as they battled it out over the pool, each trying to joust the other into swimming pool below!
Tug of War

The quads were pitted against each other to test their strength and teamwork. It was a charged atmosphere filled with cheers, (some jeers), and a whole lot of quad spirit!
Dodgeball

The players had to dodge, duck, dip, and dive to lead their team to victory!
And the winner is... Barbados!

Barbados battled hard to come out victorious in the end! Congratulations! 

After Quad Wars everyone enjoyed Kona Ice that pulled up right outside Tropicana!
Event Round Up
Bubble Soccer

Bumping, rolling, flying, the Barbados quad took the field in some friendly, but oh so competitive games of bubble soccer and Sharks and minnows. Being able to ram into your fellow quad-mates and then enjoy some Woodstocks pizza with them after served as a perfect stress reliever after midterms.
Spring Break Information
Picture Yourself at Tropicana Villas Next Year!

As you approach the end of the UCSB Winter Quarter or the middle of the SBCC Semester, we hope you take this opportunity to enjoy a relaxing Spring Break. Use this time to recharge so that you can finish strong academically when you return. Also, reflect on how quickly the time has passed since you first started in October!

Tropicana Gardens will be entering Spring Break mode by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 24th. This is in reflection of UCSB and SBCC's academic schedule and is outlined in your lease agreement. We know that some of our residents are far from home and will not be able to travel home during the break. Some may have academic or work related reasons to stay. If these are reasons you'd like to stay over the break, please come to the desk to fill out an Extended Stay form. This form is also available on our website.

Please submit your extended stay form by March 22nd at 5:00 PM so we are aware that you are staying. We need to know who will be in the building as we will be doing some projects during this period which may affect you. Your key may be inactive during the break. If you ever need assistance during the break there will always be on-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, Spring Break!
Deltopia Safety Tips and Information 
lifeoftheparty.sa.ucsb.edu
Tropicana Villas
Picture Yourself at Tropicana Villas Next Year!

Tropicana Villas, situated three blocks from UCSB, five blocks from the beach, and caters specifically to continuing students. Tropicana Villas provides independent apartment living while offering perks such as by-the-bed leasing (which alleviates individuals from being responsible for other tenants) and discounted rates at the Tropicana café, located one block away at Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall. Tropicana Villas apartments are fully furnished and the student community offers amenities such as a heated pool, on-site laundry, parking for sale, as well as access to all amenities at sister properties, Tropicana Gardens and Tropicana Del Norte, which includes 24-hour quiet study lounges, Cardio Room, Fitness Center, and a 27-seat movie theater.

Competition for IV apartment space can be fierce so it pays to plan ahead and get the apartment you want. Sign now through your MyTropAccount and save your spot for the 2017-2018 school year!
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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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!