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About Tropicana Del Norte

Whether you’re headed to UC Santa Barbara for Physics or Film Studies, Political Science or Computer Science, Tropicana Del Norte Private Residence Hall is a small community of hard-working and talented UCSB students where you can thrive.

You’ll find us directly adjacent to UCSB’s main campus, close to lecture halls and athletic venues. At Tropicana Del Norte, you’ll live in a comfortable suite, dine in our on-site café, make life long friends, study together and enjoy social and community and campus events.

It’s easy to meet people when you live at Del Norte. Our Resident Assistants organize dozens of events every month. Or get together with your friends at our onsite café, where it’s all you can eat, with all day dining. Our resort-style amenities include a 27-seat movie theater, rec room, fitness center, heated pool, and 24-hour quiet study lounge.

While living in Tropicana I learned that I do belong here and know that I have found my place to be at where I feel like home. I love the atmosphere that there is with all the residents and all the RA’s and hope to be able to join next years team of RA’s to be able to give residents memories that they will never forget. Tropicana’s atmosphere is what makes me want to keep going instead of going back home and transferring.
Tropicana gave me such a great experience for my freshman year and it gave me such a home-like experience away from home. It made my transition of moving from home easy, because I still got the typical Freshman experience with fun programs and met a diversity of people from not just California, but other countries, but it still was a close knit environment and it seemed like no matter where you were you saw a familiar face. Tropicana gave me such a great experience with its welcoming staff, and close knit community making this such an easy transition.
Tropicana has been my home away from home. My roommates almost instantaneously became my best friends, everyone I have met have been nothing but friendly, non-judgmental, and welcoming. I have had the honor to grow my leadership passion by serving as a TSO (Tropicana Student Organization) officer. I can truly and honestly say that living in Tropicana Gardens was the best decision I made, and I hope that next year I can contribute to the amazing Tropicana family.
When I was first transitioning into college, I was having a really hard time making friends, and balancing my classes, and learning to be all on my own, but I think that Tropicana really aided me during my transition by providing me with amazing RA’s like Tyler and Carlile that were there for me whenever I needed to rant, cry, or whatever. Even in the beginning when I didn’t want to talk with anybody, my RA made sure to check on me whenever he had the chance.
My first year at Trop has been a great one. My roommates have been good to me and I’ve made friends with some of the fellow residents including meeting a girl who is also from my hometown. My RA Milan has also been great help and I enjoy chatting with him from time to time and participating in his programs.
I have had a pleasant experience at Tropicana. I enjoy living in a suite and having many places to study in my building such as my room, my shared living room, the courtyard, and the computer lab. The staff has always been very respectful and friendly to me and my roommates, and I appreciate the environment they have created because I feel safe and welcome.