New MyTropAccount Portal

Heading to MyTropAccount?

We've recently released a new version of our MyTropAccount portal and are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic years! We're excited about this update, but our current residents may want to manage their account on the portal they're familiar with. Use the buttons below to head to the portal for you!

 

Did you sign up through UCSB Housing?

If you signed up for Tropicana Del Norte through UCSB Housing, you don't need to do anything just yet. Once the housing process closes for UCSB, we'll email you with details for getting your account created!

 

Are you a current resident?

To manage your current account or submit your rent payments through your MyTropAccount, you'll want the original MyTropAccount. Use the button below.

UCSB Resources

Gauchospace
The portal where most professors and TAs post class information.
https://gauchospace.ucsb.edu

UCSB Admissions
Information for future freshmen, transfer students, applicants and admitted students.
http://www.admissions.ucsb.edu/

UCSB Associated Students
This student government organization enriches student life and gives students services and opportunities not offered by the administration.
http://www.as.ucsb.edu/

UCSB Athletics
Information and schedules for Men’s & Women’s Gaucho teams.
http://www.ucsbgauchos.com/landing/index

UCSB BARC
BARC (Billing Accounts Receivable Collections) is the UCSB campus computerized system that produces a monthly statement for any amounts owed to the university, such as registration fees, campus housing charges, phone bills, library fines, and student health services.
https://mybarc.ucsb.edu/SIWeb/login.do

UCSB Bookstore
Textbooks and more!
http://www.bookstore.ucsb.edu

UCSB Career Services
Get direction on choosing your major to advice on getting a job.
http://career.sa.ucsb.edu

UCSB Counseling
Individual and group counseling, stress management and crisis aid to help you through life and school transitions.
http://counseling.sa.ucsb.edu/index.aspx

UCSB Financial Aid Office
Everything to do with scholarships, grants, student loans and other types of financial aid.
http://www.finaid.ucsb.edu

UCSB GOLD
UCSB GOLD (Gaucho On-Line Data) is where you can register for classes, check your schedule, see your grades, and much more.
https://my.sa.ucsb.edu/gold/login.aspx

UCSB Office of Student Life 
http://osl.sa.ucsb.edu/

Transportation

Most UCSB students get around by bicycle. Tropicana Del Norte is adjacent to campus, a 5-minute ride to the beach, and close to the student community of Isla Vista, home to many restaurants and small shops.

For shopping and entertainment farther afield, or for Santa Barbara Airport transportation, the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District offers convenient bus service to shopping centers to the west, to downtown Santa Barbara, and from the local airport.

Ride the Pacific Starliner from the Goleta Amtrak station, a short 10 minute drive from Tropicana Del Norte.

The Santa Barbara Airbus makes 16 trips daily between its Goleta location and the LAX airport, while Roadrunner Shuttle offers door-to-door service to Santa Barbara, LAX and Burbank airports.

 

Important Dates 2013-2014

UCSB 2013-2014 Academic Year Calendar

FALL QUARTER - 2013

Sept 22 Sunday UCSB Move in begins at 9:00 am
Sept 26 Thursday UCSB Classes begin
Nov 11 Monday Academic Holiday - Holiday Meal Schedule
Nov 27 Wednesday Thanksgiving break begins; last meal lunch.
Residents depart by 5:00 pm*
Dec 1 Sunday Tropicana Del Norte reopens at 1:00 pm
Dec 2 Monday Instruction resumes; meals begin with breakfast.
Dec 13 Friday

Fall Quarter ends; last meal lunch.
Tropicana Del Norte closes at 5:00 pm*

WINTER QUARTER - 2014

Jan 5 Sunday Tropicana reopens at 1:00 pm;
meals begin with breakfast on Monday, January 6
Jan 6 Monday UCSB Classes begin
Jan 20 Monday Academic Holiday - Holiday Meal Schedule
Feb 17 Monday Academic Holiday – Holiday Meal Schedule
Mar 21 Friday UCSB Spring Break begins; last meal lunch.
Residents depart by 5:00 pm*

SPRING QUARTER - 2014

Mar 30 Sunday Tropicana reopens at 1:00 pm for UCSB Students
Mar 31 Monday Instruction resumes; UCSB meals begin with breakfast
May 26 Monday Academic Holiday - Holiday Meal Schedule
Jun 13 Friday Spring Quarter Ends Last meal dinner.
Jun 14 Saturday Tropicana Del Norte closes at 1:00pm

This calendar is based on the academic and administrative calendar published by UCSB, and is subject to change.

*Residence Halls traditionally close for the Thanksgiving holiday, Winter Break (includes Christmas and New Year's) and Spring Break. If you are unable to go home during UCSB academic breaks because of school, athletic or work obligations, you may make arrangements to stay at Tropicana Del Norte. Requests must be made in advance at the front desk and are approved on a case by case basis.

Important Dates 2014-2015

UCSB 2014-2015 Academic Year Calendar

FALL QUARTER - 2014

Sept 28 Sunday UCSB Move in begins at 9:00 am
Oct 2 Thursday UCSB Classes begin
Nov 11 Monday Academic Holiday - Holiday Meal Schedule
Nov 26 Wednesday Thanksgiving break begins; last meal lunch.
Residents depart by 5:00 pm*
Nov 30 Sunday Tropicana Del Norte reopens at 1:00 pm
Dec 1 Monday Instruction resumes; meals begin with breakfast.
Dec 19 Friday

Fall Quarter ends; last meal lunch.
Tropicana Del Norte closes at 5:00 pm*

WINTER QUARTER - 2015

Jan 4 Sunday Tropicana reopens at 1:00 pm;
meals begin with breakfast on Monday, January 5
Jan 5 Monday UCSB Classes begin
Jan 19 Monday Academic Holiday - Holiday Meal Schedule
Feb 16 Monday Academic Holiday – Holiday Meal Schedule
Mar 20 Friday UCSB Spring Break begins; last meal lunch.
Residents depart by 5:00 pm*

SPRING QUARTER - 2015

Mar 29 Sunday Tropicana reopens at 1:00 pm for UCSB Students
Mar 30 Monday Instruction resumes; UCSB meals begin with breakfast
May 25 Monday Academic Holiday - Holiday Meal Schedule
Jun 12 Friday Spring Quarter Ends Last meal dinner.
Jun 13 Saturday Tropicana Del Norte closes at 1:00pm

This calendar is based on the academic and administrative calendar published by UCSB, and is subject to change.

*Residence Halls traditionally close for the Thanksgiving holiday, Winter Break (includes Christmas and New Year's) and Spring Break. If you are unable to go home during UCSB academic breaks because of school, athletic or work obligations, you may make arrangements to stay at Tropicana Del Norte. Requests must be made in advance at the front desk and are approved on a case by case basis.

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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!