About Tropicana Student Living

Tropicana Student Living offers private residence halls and apartments for students attending University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and international language schools. Our communities provide college students with flexible rooming options, meal plans and professional staff to ensure a successful transition from home to independent college living. In addition to providing an environment that supports academic success, Tropicana sponsors social, educational, and recreational events, creating an enriching overall college living experience for our residents.

Our management team, who lives on site, maintains close ties with UCSB and SBCC campus officials to ensure that our student residence life philosophies and policies are consistent with on-campus missions and policies.

Tropicana Student Living is proud to be the Official Student Housing sponsor of UCSB Athletics. We are host to more than 90 summer camps and conferences annually and have been the summer home of Michael Jordan’s Flight School since 1995. To learn more about Tropicana Student Living and College Life 360° please call us at (805) 968-4319.

Tropicana Del Norte is a private residence hall directly adjacent to the UCSB campus, close to lecture halls and athletic venues. Home to a small, diverse community of UCSB students, its convenient location, 51 suite-style units and resort-style amenities (such as heated pool, fitness room, movie theater, recreation room, and on-site café), makes it a favorite among incoming UCSB freshmen.

Tropicana Gardens is a private residence hall that caters to UCSB and SBCC students. With 109 furnished suites, onsite dining, light housekeeping, and on-site Resident Assistants, Tropicana Gardens offers a four-year college residence hall experience for both UCSB and SBCC students. Tropicana Gardens provides an environment that supports academic success and facilitates a strong sense of community. The lush garden-like setting, convenience (door-to-door transportation to SBCC via MTD) and amenities (such as heated pool, recreation room, 24-hour study lounge, and covered/uncovered parking) make Tropicana Gardens extremely popular with students in the area.

Tropicana Villas, situated three blocks from UCSB and five blocks from the beach, caters specifically to continuing UCSB and SBCC students and provides independent apartment living while offering perks such as by-the-bed leasing (which alleviates individuals from being responsible for other tenants), 10 month leases and discounted rates at the Trop cafés. In addition to by-the-bed leasing, the property offers joint leases. The Villas are fully furnished and offers amenities such as a heated pool, an on-site laundry and parking for sale.