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Tropicana Del Norte is proud to be the Official Student Housing Sponsor of UCSB Athletics and home to many UCSB teams.

  • Our community is centrally located across the street from Harder Stadium and close to the Thunderdome, Caesar Uyesaka  Stadium, Pauley Track, practice fields and campus pools.
  • You can reserve spaces with us while recruiting and decide where you want your athletes to live (i.e., suite configurations). Many of your recruits may already be familiar with Tropicana as they may have stayed with us during one of your summer camps.
  • Tropicana Del Norte’s suite-style furnished rooms, with their extra-long twin beds, bathrooms and living room, give your athletes more personal living space than a traditional dorm room. Light housekeeping is provided two times a month.
  • Your athletes enjoy meals in our onsite café. All leases come standard with 10 meals per week, with the option to upgrade to 10, 14, 17 or unlimited meals.  There is an ever-changing choice of hot entrees, homemade soups, and extensive salad and deli bar, fresh fruits, fresh baked desserts, and a daily vegetarian selection. Nutritious food is cooked from scratch.  Our chefs are happy to accommodate special dietary requests for your team.
  • Tropicana’s Resident Assistants host dozens of events each quarter, designed to integrate your players into their university “home.” These varied programs provide a positive outlet and go a long way towards creating a connected community. Our management team also lives on site.
  • Our awesome amenities include a 27 seat movie theater (available for coaches’ use), study lounge/computer lab, heated pool, hydro-massage table and fitness center.
  • We offer a range of price points, including singles, doubles, triples and quads which helps your  athletes’ scholarship and financial aid dollars to go further. Our all-in-one student housing package includes rent, on-site meal plan (10 meals per week, with the option to upgrade to 14, 17 or unlimited meals), light housekeeping and all utilities.
  • We welcome your recruits to come and stay with teammates during the year to get a taste of the UCSB experience.  We’re happy to provide a meal pass for each recruit during their visit.

 

To reserve your athletes’ space and to arrange for early move-in, please contact the Laura Versola, Director of Leasing, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For questions please call Dave Wilcox, Executive Director, at (805) 968-0351.

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 gravel lot located on the corner of El Colegio Road and Embarcadero Del Mar directly across from Tropicana Gardens. 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!