A safe space on campus for Latinx students is closed for reconstruction, but found a new temporary home.

La CASA and other student centers relocate to different rooms in the Student Union

A resource sign of different centers room numbers

The fourth floor of the Student Union building at USC is currently receiving renovations leading to many student centers being relocated to different floors, including the Latinx student resource center, La CASA. 

The first week back on campus students filled the walkways, parking lots were packed and centers were occupied by new and returning students. Though some arrivals may have been confused about where their favorite on-campus center was, here is what you need to know.

La CASA, has switched to a temporary location at the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs, due to its fourth-floor location undergoing a space expansion. Right now there is no date on the completion of the construction, but students could look forward to its return in the upcoming weeks, stated Leticia Delgado, the center supervisor of La CASA.

“We are super excited for this new year!” Delgado said. “With an expansion comes a lot more offers to students at La CASA.”

Current resources students can find as they wait for the opening are counselors with drop-in hours, career resources, financial literacy support and study hours.

La CASA hosts many events including the Latinx/e graduations, where Latinx students are commemorated in a special event to celebrate student’s diverse backgrounds.

The center is open to all students, doesn’t require memberships and though the programs are targeted at the needs & interests of Latine students it is still open to all, said Delgado.

Other centers temporarily closed due to the renovations include:

  • The LGBTQ+ Student Center has temporarily moved to the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs
  • The Asian Pacific American Student Services moved to room 224 on the second floor of the Student Union

More information on La CASA, can be found here.