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November 16, 2016
Event Round Up
Open Mic Night

Residents got to break out of their comfort zones and show off their talents to the rest of the building. Everyone had a great time seeing their fellow trop family show off their talents. 
Bombtastic Bath Bombs

DIY bath bombs add the perfect fizz to any chilly day! With the help of RA Brian, everyone had the chance to create their own!
Dia De Los Muertos

Residents celebrated our ancestors by dancing the night away and enjoying tamales, horchata, chilaquiles, and pan dulce!
No Shave November

Gauchos came together on Friday night to watch the Babadook and munch on some yummy snacks in our theater!
Fight Night!

Residents relished in learning why MMA has been illegal in NYC for over a decade and enjoyed watching fights that took place at Madison Square Garden for the first time ever!
Quad Wars is Coming!
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 11 AM!
Are you ready for part one of the bi-annual Quad Wars? One of our biggest events of the year will be Saturday, November 19th! Events include Dodgeball, Tug of War, a Pool Joust, as well as a BBQ, t-shirt Decorating, and much more! 

Check out the amazing video below, made by past resident Andre Frerrarezi!

Thanksgiving Break!
Fall is Flying By!

Due to this National Holiday weekend the operations at Tropicana are adjusted to reflect how most of our residents celebrate. Tropicana's café will close after 1:00 pm on Wednesday, November 23rd and will reopen at breakfast on Monday, November 28th. 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 Del Norte Duty Phone number:

(805) 280-1653

We're looking forward to all our residents having a happy, and well deserved, Thanksgiving Break!
Flu Season
Tips to Keep Trop Healthy

energy_saving_bulb.jpg In order to keep our building in optimal condition so you have the best resident experience, we will be entering and assessing each suite for damages after students leave for Thanksgiving. If our staff finds any policy violations, the students in the suite will go through the conduct process. Those suites with damages will be notified after Thanksgiving break, and will have the opportunity to remedy the situation before Winter Break, when we will make any needed repairs and bill the suite accordingly.

Have questions about maintenance at Tropicana? Please email Director of Facilities Enrique Alvarez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. As always, please call or come down to the Tropicana Front Desk at (805) 968-4319 to file a maintenance request for your Suite! our residents having a happy, and well deserved, Thanksgiving 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.

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Use Your Talents to Chronicle Your Experiences at UCSB!


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 or UCSB or 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 Del Norte is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens (1 block away at 6585 El Colegio Road) 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!