TG Trop Talk May 16, 2017

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May 16, 2017
Farewell SBCC Students
Come back and visit us next year!
It’s a bittersweet time of the year. Finals are over and you’ve moved out of Tropicana Gardens… You may be wondering… where did the year go?! When you look back at your 2016-2017 year at SBCC and Trop, you’re sure to see growth, both personally and academically.

We hope that Tropicana contributed to you having your best college year and that you leave here with great friends and lifelong memories! Remember some of the best moments we’ve had together by watching the end-of-the year video on YouTube (below). If you enjoyed your stay with us, we’d appreciate a recommendation to friends and family coming to SBCC next year.

Thank you all for making this year a memorable one! Have a fun and safe summer break!
Event Round Up
End the Year at the Pier

What better way to end an amazing year that eating Froyo and taking pictures by at the pier? Tropsters took a study break to go down to the Goleta pier to watch the sun set, talk about summer plans, and reminisce on an amazing year of college!
Dog Therapy

Tropicana Gardens received a special visit from therapy dog, Maddie! Maddie loved meeting all of the residents and she even showed off a couple of her tricks. It was a great de-stressor right before Finals Week.
Hiwi Kiwi

Those in search of a culinary adventure were able to experience a little taste of Hawaiian culture by having some delicious Poke bowls, Spam Musubi, Mochi Dougnuts, and Kalua Pork Sliders!
Frequently Asked Questions After Move-Out
Q: When will I get my security deposit back?
Your security deposit check will be mailed to the address you confirmed at check-out within 21 days from your contract end date. The $50 cleaning fee, plus any additional charges for damages, will be taken out of your $350 security deposit.
Q: I forgot my bike! Is it still there?
A: Your bike and the bike rack may have been moved to prepare for our summer camps, so please stop by the front desk.
Q: How long will you forward my mail?
A: We will forward your first-class mail for 60 days. Be sure to change your address with your bank, school, magazine subscriptions, Amazon or eBay or any other mail you want to be sure not to miss. You may also change your address directly with the post office at

Have another question that wasn’t answered here? Please call us!

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Summer Housing Options
Staying over Summer for school or work?
Stay with Trop this summer! Our summer contract offers accommodations in a Double or Triple occupancy room at one of our three communities, all utilities (including basic cable and internet) and program events with our
Res Life team. Meals are available whenever the Café is open and can be purchased by selecting the unlimited meal plan, or by purchasing a 10-meal or 20-meal punch card or you can pay as you go.

Summer contract rates are $40.00 per night for Triple occupancy, $60.00 per night for Double occupancy and $90 per night for single occupancy with a 7-night minimum. If you stay less than 30 days, a 12% occupancy tax will be charged. If you stay 30 days or longer, you will receive a 5% discount. If you stay 60 days or longer, you will receive a 15% discount.
A $350.00 security deposit is required of which $50.00 is applied towards cleaning after your stay and $300.00 is refundable.

A Tropicana Student Organization fee is required at the rate of $1.00 per day.

For more information, please visit the Summer Housing page:
Space Available for the 2017-2018 School Year!
Are you and friends looking for a place to live?

Tropicana Gardens has space available for SBCC’s 2017-2018 Academic school year. Sign now through your MyTropAccount and secure your spot and the best rates! Know a friend who needs a place to live? Forward them this email, or have them contact for more information about living at Trop!
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Tropicana Villas
Picture Yourself at Tropicana Villas Next Year!

Tropicana Villas, situated three blocks from UCSB, five blocks from the beach, and caters specifically to continuing students. Tropicana Villas provides independent apartment living while offering perks such as by-the-bed leasing (which alleviates individuals from being responsible for other tenants) and discounted rates at the Tropicana café, located one block away at Tropicana Gardens Residence Hall. Tropicana Villas apartments are fully furnished and the student community offers amenities such as a heated pool, on-site laundry, parking for sale, as well as access to all amenities at sister properties, Tropicana Gardens and Tropicana Del Norte, which includes 24-hour quiet study lounges, Cardio Room, Fitness Center, and a 27-seat movie theater.

Competition for IV apartment space can be fierce so it pays to plan ahead and get the apartment you want. Sign now through your MyTropAccount and save your spot for the 2017-2018 school year!

Like to Blog?

Use Your Talents to Chronicle Your Experiences at SBCC or UCSB!


Do you love blogging? Do you enjoy telling others about your experiences? If you answered “YES!” to either of these questions, we would love to hear from you! Trop is looking for a resident who will write a blog about their Tropicana, UCSB or SBCC experiences. Payment is $20 per published blog. If you are interested, please write a sample blog and send it to Brendan Langley at

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