Newsletter for Tropicana Del Norte
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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) 968-0351

RA Duty Phone:
(805) 280-1653
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) 968-0351
December 3, 2016
 
Quad Wars!
Pool Joust

Onlookers cheered their quad-mates as they battled it out over the pool, each trying to joust the other into the (not-so) cold waters of the 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!
Water Balloon Toss

Steady throws and careful catches were necessary for those hoping to keep their water balloons in tact to win this round!
Congratulations to Barbados Quad!

Quad Wars was a neck and neck battle until the end, but Barbados earned their place at the top and came out victorious! They'll have to work hard to defend their title during Quad Wars part 2, coming in Spring!
Quad Wars Video Recap
Check out a slide show recap of some of the best parts of the day!
Sign Early for $2,000 in Savings!
Sign by December 31, 2016

Returning Resident Special:
Sign now for a
$2,000 Discount*
on your contract for next year!

*Contract must be signed by December 31, 2016 and must be completed and approved by January 31, 2017 in order to receive $2,000 discount.

If you sign a Tropicana Del Norte or Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall 2017-2018 UCSB lease contract by December 31, 2016 you will receive a $2,000 discount on your contract. We'll also waive the $125 application and processing fee.

 
UCSB Academic Year Contract 
2017 - 2018 
 
Room Type
Quad
(4 in C)
Small Triple ( 3 in B)
Small Double 
(2 in A)
Standard Triple
(3 in C)
Standard Double
(2 in B)
Large Double
(2 in C)
Single
(1 in A)
Academic Year Total
Base Price
(10 meals a week)
$11,900.00
$12,400.00
$12,400.00
$13,700.00
$16,200.00
$17,500.00
$18,500.00
With Current Resident Discount
$9,900.00
$10,400.00
$10,400.00
$11,700.00
$14,200.00
$15,500.00
$16,500.00

 
UCSB Academic Year Contract 
2017 - 2018 
 
Room Type
$uper $aver
(6 in 2 bed/1 bath Suite
Quad
(4 in C)
Small Triple ( 3 in B)
Small Double 
(2 in A)
Standard Triple 
(3 in C)
Standard Double
(2 in B)
Large Double
(2 in C)
Single
(1 in A)
Academic Year Total 
Base Price
(10 meals a week)
$11,000.00
$11,400.00
$11,900.00
$11,900.00
$13,200.00
$15,700.00
$17,000.00
$18,000.00
With Current Resident Discount
$9,000.00
$9,400.00
$9,900.00
$9,900.00
$11,200.00
$13,700.00
$15,000.00
$16,000.00
 
Meal Plan Options
Tropicana will also now feature different meal plan options! All contracts include 10 meals a week for the academic year, but you can upgrade to 14, 17 or Unlimited Meals at any time! As a returning resident you will be given an automatic upgrade to your meal plan choice! 
 
10 Meals (included)
14 Meals
17 Meals
Unlimited Meals
Base Price Above
+$266.67/Quarter
+$400/Quarter
+$500/Quarter
 
Referral Program 
Get up $400 credited to your account with our new resident referral program! If you refer a continuing UCSB or SBCC student who would be a new resident at Tropicana Gardens or Tropicana Del Norte you will receive $200 credited toward your last installment when the new resident completes an approved contract. You'll receive an additional $200 credit to your account if you sign to live with us again and your referral stays with us the entire year!
Contracts Available Now!
Contracts are now available! Sign up through your MyTropAccount on to begin your application for the 2017-2018 school year! To find out more information about this Special Offer, email our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Winter Break
Time for Rest and Relaxation! 

Now that you are about to complete your first Quarter of the 2016-2017 school year, you are probably ready to spend time with friends and family back home and take a well deserved break. Tropicana's schedule is adjusted to reflect the upcoming Winter Break schedule determined by UCSB. The building will be closed Friday, December 9th at 5 pm and will reopen January 8th at 1 pm. 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, Winter Break!
Finals Approaching
24-Hour Quiet Hours Begin

Shhh 24-Hour Quiet Hours begin December 4th at 10:00 PM through December 12th to accommodate for SBCC and UCSB Finals. Please be respectful of your friends and neighbors who are trying to study. We want you to be the most successful you can possibly be! Good luck on finals everyone!


NachosWhen you're not hard at work studying or putting the finishing touches on your paper, take a break and grab some study snacks! The Gardens café will be hosting study snacks on
December 5th, 6th, and 7th, 9:00 PM - 11 PM.

Maintenance During Winter Break

energy_saving_bulb.jpgWith the upcoming conclusion of the Fall Term, we will be saying goodbye to some residents and welcoming new residents in the New Year. During the Winter Break the Tropicana Maintenance Staff will be preparing vacated rooms for our new residents and completing maintenance projects throughout the building. In order to keep our property in optimal condition, we will be entering all suites during the break to insure that our returning residents and our new arrivals enjoy the best residential experience. Since most residents will be gone, there may be intermittent interruptions of electrical power and water that will be necessary to update some equipment and complete some repairs. After Thanksgiving Break you may have received a reminder about something that has been broken or damaged in your suite or you may have noticed some damage that needs to be repaired. Residents are encouraged to fix everything that they can to avoid any charges. Anything that is in need of repair should be addressed and completed before you depart for Winter Break because our new residents will be moving in and we want their first impression to be a good experience. If you want us to repair it, we will be happy to do so and you will receive an invoice for the time and materials necessary to complete the repair. We undertake this work to maintain the quality of life for all of our residents by making sure they live in a safe and functioning living environment during their time here in our community.

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, Winter 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.

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 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 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!