Tropicana Del Norte is a private residence hall for Santa Barbara City College students students located directly adjacent to the UCSB campus. With 51 furnished suites, onsite dining, light housekeeping, and on-site Resident Assistants, Tropicana Del Norte offers a four-year college residence hall experience for SBCC students, who would otherwise have to commute or live in apartments. Tropicana Del Norte provides an environment that supports academic success and facilitates a strong sense of community. We encourage our SBBC residents to participate in UCSB’s cross-enrollment program. The 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 Del Norte extremely popular with SBCC students.
The Tropicana Villas apartments, situated three blocks from UCSB and five blocks from the beach, caters specifically to continuing students and provides independent apartment living while offering the convenience of by-the-bed leasing and Joint and Several leases, along with discounted rates at the Trop cafés. The Villas has 48 fully furnished units, a heated pool, recreation room, laundry room and parking.