Office Phone: x6973, x6646
"Tropicana is as vibrant a community as the color of the building itself! As an upperclassmen housing area, we desire to build a community in which residents can continue to learn, grow and create memorable experiences and lasting friendships."
— Nicholas Remeyer, Resident Coordinator
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 two paraprofessional Resident Coordinators.
Tropicana contains two-bedroom apartments, designed to house 4 students each. There is one laundry room on the ground floor. Tropicana is co-ed, with male and female students living in separate apartments. While there is no lobby or lounge per se, there is an external patio and swimming pool that provides social space. All doors open to a central courtyard area making community easy and natural.
Tropicana Apartments' doors are secured by a key access system, so only residents can access the building. Each individual room is key-locked for student security. Security cameras in outside and common areas are monitored 24 hours per day, and Campus Safety patrols campus regularly to ensure student security at all times.
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.
Progressive Dinner during the holiday season where residents cook part of a giant meal that help represents them to the rest of the community.
Nationball photos courtesy Cherri Yoon, Melanie Kim, and Jenny Oetzell/THE CHIMES. Additional community photos by THE CHIMES/Facebook.