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Move-in Info

When Can I Move In?

Move-in for UCSB students begins at 9 am on Sunday, September 22, 2019 for Fall Quarter.

Trop Early Move-in Program and Orientation (TEMPO)

Trop Early Move-In Program and Orientation (TEMPO) starts Tuesday September 17, 2019 for UCSB students.  TEMPO is an orientation program that covers important topics concerning incoming freshmen, including healthy eating, dealing with relationships, touring the campus, picking up their books, finding their classes, field trips around the city and getting to know 50+ other new Trop students.  The fee for TEMPO is $500.00 and includes meals, field trips, etc.

TEMPO registration will open on February 15, 2019. To register, sign in to your MyTropAccount and click the TEMPO link on the home page.

Click below to view a SAMPLE TEMPO Schedule:


Can I move in early?

Residents can move in up to two days early for a $200 nightly fee. If you are interested in this early move in option, please download the form for your school:


What to Bring

Besides your clothes and books, things that you should bring are bed-pad, sheets (extra long twin), blankets, pillows, pillowcases, bedspread, bath towels, toilet paper, alarm clock, computer, printer, beach towel, bicycle, bike lock, non-halogen study lamp, and toiletries. You may also want to bring a TV for your bedroom and laundry soap. All rooms have blinds on the windows and all bedrooms are carpeted.

Where Can I buy Stuff?

Located on Storke Road, Camino Real Marketplace is your best bet for all basic shopping needs. The shopping center includes Home Depot, Staples, Costco, Home Goods, Best Buy and Ross. You can find this marketplace by going west on El Colegio and turning right onto Storke Road; it will be located a few blocks down on your left-hand side. Bed Bath and Beyond is located off of the Fairview exit.

Questions? Call (805) 968-0351.

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!