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.
Testimonial Category: Home
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.