UCSB Athletes

UCSB AthletesLive Like a Champion at Tropicana Del Norte

UCSB athletes are some of the busiest people on campus. That’s why you’ll appreciate Tropicana Del Norte’s location. We are close to lecture halls as well as the sporting venues, such as Harder Stadium, the Thunderdome, Caesar Uyesaka Stadium, Drake Track, practice fields and campus pools.

Between class and practice, it’s all you can eat in our onsite café with our dining plan. You’ll enjoy 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.

Enjoy more personal living space in Tropicana Del Norte’s furnished suite-style rooms, than in a dorm with extra-long twin beds, a shared living room and two bathrooms right in each suite. Light housekeeping is provided twice a month.

You’ll prize our awesome amenities. Chill out with a movie in our 27-seat private movie theater. Catch up on your studies in our 24-hour study lounge/computer lab with WiFi. With our fitness center on site, you can use weights or get your cardio workout. Take a dip in our heated pool, or relax aching muscles on our hydro-massage table.

It’s easy to meet people besides your teammates at Del Norte. Resident Assistants organize dozens of community-wide gatherings and individual floor get-togethers every month: barbeques, pool parties, ping pong tournaments, movie nights, kayaking, open mike nights, surfing lessons, dance lessons, pie eating contests, UCSB soccer night, holiday cookie decorating, hypnotist shows, bowling and ultimate Frisbee, to name a few.

Stretch your scholarship and financial aid dollars with our triple and quad rooms, choose a double with a friend, or select a single for more privacy. Our all-in-one pricing includes rent, meal plan, and all utilities.

If your coach requires you to move in early or stay over breaks, we are happy to accommodate your training schedule. For more information about  early move-in, please contact Laura Versola, Director of Leasing, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

If your coach has not already reserved your space, Apply here. 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!