tropicana gardens

Tropicana Gardens


Tropicana Gardens is an off-campus residence hall for Santa Barbara City College students owned by the University of California and operated by Tropicana Student Living. It has 110 suite-style units and provides accommodations for approximately 500 students each academic year. Tropicana's Residential Life Program is designed to ensure a successful transition from home to independent living for SBCC students. The Residence Life team works hard to build community and to support residents’ personal quest for independence and academic success.

  • Located next to UCSB at 6585 El Colegio Road, with a direct door–to-door bus service to SBCC
  • Furnished suites include two or three bedrooms, a living room and bathrooms, and a large screen TV
  • Residents have a choice of single, double, triple and quad occupancy bedrooms
  • All-inclusive 9-month housing package with unlimited meal plan, light housekeeping and utilities including basic cable and high-speed WiFi. 10 or 12 month Joint and Several Leases available as well. 
  • Parking available for purchase
  • Other amenities include a heated pool, rec room, and 24-hour quiet study lounge
  • Vibrant student residential program with more than 300 annual events directed by a large staff of resident assistants
  • Management team lives on site

For more information about 2015-16 academic year housing for SBCC students, please call 805-968-4319 or lease online 24/7 at

Tropicana Student Living is an independent local property management company that is not affiliated with the University of California, Santa Barbara.