Tropicana Student Housing named Official Student Housing Sponsor of UCSB Athletics

Santa Barbara, CA – September 4, 2012 – Tropicana Student Housing and UCSB Athletics announced a new multi-year marketing agreement. Tropicana Student Housing has been named the Official Student Housing Sponsor of UCSB Athletics.

“Tropicana has been a long-time supporter of UCSB Athletics,” said Executive Director Dave Wilcox. We have been home to hundreds of UCSB student athletes over the years. We want to recognize UCSB Athletics’ contribution to our success and to be a part of their winning tradition. We are happy to take be taking our relationship with UCSB Athletics to the next level. You won’t find a more enthusiastic group of Gaucho Locos than our Tropicana residents!”

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Tropicana Student Housing Announces Apple iPad Sweepstakes Winner

Antonio Castillo Carrera wins the Apple iPad Sweepstakes
Isla Vista, CA – June 16, 2012 – Tropicana Student Housing is pleased to announce the winner of the free Apple iPad Sweepstakes drawing. Antonio Castillo Carrera is the randomly-selected prize winner and will receive the new Apple iPad, valued at $499. The sweepstakes was open to individuals who signed up online, entered in person at Tropicana Del Norte, or who entered via mail.
“Our team here at Tropicana Student Housing would like to congratulate the winner and everyone who participated in this contest through submitting an entry online, by mail or in person after taking a tour of Tropicana Del Norte, our residence hall for UCSB freshman and continuing students,” said David Wilcox, Executive Director. “We are excited to offer the Apple iPad as our sweepstakes prize and hope the winner will find this tool useful in his academic studies.”

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Tropicana Student Housing Announces Free Video Contest with $5,000 Prize

Student with the winning video will receive $5,000 credit towards a housing contract at the Villas at Tropicana for the 2012-2013 academic year

Isla Vista, CA – January 9, 2012 – Tropicana Student Housing kicks off 2012 with a free video contest open to current college students. The contest, which will accept submissions from now until January 31, offers students a chance to win $5,000 towards housing for next year at the Villas at Tropicana apartments. The winner will be chosen by popular vote and announced February 16.

The contest topic is ‘Why I Want to Live at the Villas?’ Video entries should highlight in 60 seconds or less why a student would want to live at the Villas and should highlight two highlights from a list of thirteen (see Contest Rules for full list). Examples include:

  • Fully Furnished Apartments
  • You and your Roommates Don’t have to Rent an Entire Apartment — You can Choose an Individual By the Bed Lease or Lease the Entire Apartment
  • Roommate Matching Service
  • Only 3 Blocks from UCSB

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Tropicana Student Housing Announces Video Contest Winners

Current UCSB Student Josephine Nguyen wins the Villas at Tropicana video contest and will receive $5,000 credit towards 2012-2013 housing at the Villas at Tropicana

Isla Vista, CA – February 17, 2012 – Tropicana Student Housing is proud to announce winners of the free Villas at Tropicana video contest. Josephine Nguyen is the grand prize winner, garnering the most votes for her video “Tropicana Love,” and will receive the $5,000 grand prize credit towards housing at the Villas at Tropicana upperclassmen apartments for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The winning video received 917 votes. Coming in as a close second with 617 votes, Amanda Wirth is the second place winner and will receive a 20-Meal Card (a $190 value). Third place winner Robert Deegan will receive 10-Meal Card (a $100 value).


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Tropicana Student Housing Wins Goleta Valley Beautiful Award

Tropicana Student Housing and Kitson Landscape Management Winners of Goleta Valley Beautiful Award for Multi Family Residential Category

Goleta, CA –– Tropicana Student Housing and Kitson Landscape Management are proud to announce that Tropicana Del Norte Residence Hall for UCSB Students has been named winner of the 2012 Goleta Valley Beautiful Award for Multi-Family Residential Category for an outstanding contribution to Goleta’s beauty. Tropicana Del Norte is a three story Residence Hall located adjacent to the UCSB campus on El Colegio Rd between Embarcadero Del Norte Road and Stadium Road, just outside the West Gate.

“We are honored by the recognition of Goleta Valley Beautiful,” said Tropicana Student Housing Executive Director, Dave Wilcox. Since our acquisition of the property last year we have worked very hard to make it beautiful for our UCSB student residents by painting and re-landscaping. We would like to thank our friends at Kitson Landscape Management for a job well done.”


Tropicana's Kent W. Dunn and
Sarah Kitson, of Kitson Landscape
Management, accept the Goleta
Valley Beautiful Award.

Major landscape renovations at the residence hall for UCSB students recently completed included conversion from traditional spray irrigation to a drip system, smart controllers implemented, and water saving MP rotators installed for the small amount of lawn that remained. A large variety of palms and cycads were utilized, along with succulents, black Mexican beach pebbles at entries, bamboo accents on walls, large urns, and a tropical paint scheme on the building.


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