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Tropicana Apartments

Quick Facts

Purchased by Biola in 2001, the Tropicana Apartment Building is part of what is known as 'The Block,' a row of apartment buildings located a half-mile from the Biola campus. Tropicana is designated for undergrad students who are 20 years or older by the first day of fall classes. It is staffed by one graduate assistant.

Tropicana Apartments Exterior
Tropicana Apartments Exterior
Tropicana Apartments Pool

Community Snapshot

  • Male & Female
  • 92 Residents
  • 2 Stories
  • 1 Graduate Assistant
  • Kitchen in Apartment
  • 2/2 Washers/Dryers
  • Purchased 2001
  • Community Patio
  • 24 Apartments
  • 2 Bedrooms per Apartment
  • 4 Occupants per Apartment
  • 1 Restroom in Apartment
  • 12 minute walk from the center of campus (0.6 mi.)

Sample Rooms

Each room differs slightly, so your room may look different. There are many other ways to personalize the layout of your room from these samples.


Sample Tropicana Apartments Living Room
Sample Tropicana Apartments Kitchen
Tropicana Apartments Double-Occupancy Bedroom
Tropicana Apartments Double-Occupancy Bedroom

About Tropicana Apartments

Located on Rosecrans Avenue, down the street from Biola’s campus. Tropicana’s apartments have two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen and a living room. All doors open to a central courtyard area and swimming pool, making community building easy and natural. There is a communal laundry room, as well as a gated and covered parking lot with one spot per apartment.


Apartment Building Amenities

  • Apartment-Style
  • Air Conditioning
  • Nearby Parking
  • Heating
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bike Racks
  • Outdoor BBQ Grills
  • Outdoor Courtyard
  • Nearby On-Campus Dining
  • 24/7 Campus Security

Apartment Amenities

Per Student

  • Bed (view bed styles)
  • Desk
  • Standard Twin Mattress
  • Desk Chair
  • Bookshelf
  • Dresser Drawers
  • Wardrobe or Closet
  • Towel Bar

Per Apartment

  • Couch
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee Table
  • Dining Table & 4 Chairs
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven/Stove
  • Armchair
  • Restroom
  • Window & Blinds
  • Wastebasket

Campus Amenities

  • Wifi Internet
  • Mailbox
  • On-campus Dining
  • Printing in Library
  • Tennis Courts
  • Basketball Court
  • Swimming Pool
  • Exercise Gym
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Soccer Field
  • Running Track
  • Baseball Field
  • Softball Field

Community Life

Community Traditions

  • Progressive Dinner
  • Mock Rock
  • Nationball

Progressive Dinner during the holiday season where residents cook part of a giant meal that help represents them to the rest of the community.

Biola residents enjoy Mock Rock
Biola residents celebrate Nationball 2014
Biola Housing residents enjoy The Eddy concert
Biola residents celebrate Nationball 2014

Nationball photos courtesy Cherri Yoon, Melanie Kim, and Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Additional community photos by THE CHIMES/Facebook.


Sunday Wallace

Graduate Assistant