About Tropicana Student Living

Tropicana Student Living offers residence hall and apartment living to students attending the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) and international language schools.

Our communities provide college students with flexible rooming options, meal plans and professional staff to ensure a successful transition from home to independent college living. In addition to providing an environment that supports academic success, Tropicana sponsors social, educational, and recreational events, creating an enriching overall college living experience for our residents.

Our management team, who lives on site, maintains close ties with UCSB and SBCC campus officials to ensure that our student residence life philosophies and policies are consistent with on-campus missions and policies.

Tropicana Student Living is proud to be the Official Student Housing sponsor of UCSB Athletics. We are host to more than 90 summer camps and conferences annually and have been the summer home of Michael Jordan’s Flight School since 1995. To learn more about living in a Tropicana community, please call us at (805) 968-4319.

Home to a small and diverse group of UCSB students who thrive through their hard work and talent, at Del Norte you’ll live in a comfortable suite, dine in the café, make life long friends, study together and enjoy events organized by Team Trop. As a resident, you’ll benefit from the personalized attention and commitment of our professional staff so you can stay focused on your academic success. Our convenient location, suite-style units and resort-style amenities (heated pool, fitness room, movie theater, recreation room, and on-site café), makes Tropicana Del Norte Private Residence Hall a favorite destination of incoming UCSB freshmen.

A total college living experience, right from the start. That’s what you can expect when you live at Tropicana Gardens, a private residence hall designed exclusively for SBCC students. At Gardens, you’ll live with your fellow SBCC students and experience college dorm life – just like at a 4-year residential college campus. A home-on-your-own with all the amenities you need so you can focus on your academics, socialize and hang out or participate in one of many activities as you transition into college life. What’s more, you’ll benefit from the dedicated support of our experienced staff and outstanding team of student Resident Assistants. Our lush garden-like setting, convenience (door-to-door transportation to SBCC via MTD) and amenities (such as heated pool, recreation room, 24-hour study lounge, and covered/uncovered parking) make Tropicana Gardens extremely popular with incoming SBCC students.

Independence made easy. That’s life at Tropicana Villas upperclassmen apartments! It’s much more than just renting an apartment. In fact, everything is designed so you can stay focused on your academics and still enjoy an independent, kick-back lifestyle. It’s your choice on how you rent. Lease individually by the bed or take the whole apartment. Rent with friends or use our roommate matching service. Think you might want to spend the summer traveling? Go for a 10-month lease and save some extra cash. Hungry? Villas residents are welcome to purchase a meal card for the nearby Trop cafés and are welcome to use Trop residence hall resort-style amenities. And our apartments come furnished with all the utilities in one flat fee.