Los Angeles Southwest College's (LASC) students are invited to meet with representatives from universities at LASC's Transfer Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. October 27 in the Quad. Students will be able to get all of their transfer questions answered. Read more.
All Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) students and employees will be asked to use Multifactor Authentication at all times to access District email and Office365 applications, including SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Office Online. As a courtesy, this process has been delayed until October 21. A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page is at laccd.edu/mfa-faq.
Join the California Community Colleges and LASC's Dream Resource Center from October 17-21 for the sixth Annual Undocumented Student Action Week. The week will feature a series of virtual webinars and on-campus activities to raise awareness about the challenges undocumented students continue to face and will feature solutions that support their educational dreams. Read more about the state events as well as those at LASC.
There's still time to take a course or start your degree! One start date doesn't fit everyone's schedule, which is why LASC offers late-start classes that last just eight weeks. Take a course or two, get started on a degree program, and earn credits - even after the regular semester has started. We offer dozens of these courses for every interest. View the schedule and register today! Classes start October 24.
An information session on USC's Physician Assistant Program will be at 3 p.m. October 19 in the Student Success Center in the Cox Building. Learn about the program requirements and the application process as well as receive free USC swag. Read more.
The entire LASC community is invited to attend the October 29 celebration of life service for long-time history instructor Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne whose legacy will not soon be forgotten at the college. Read more.
For over 20 years, the Say The Word event at LASC has been a showcase for emerging poets and writers, spotlighting not only students and faculty, but individuals from the surrounding community. The event's organizers are holding workshops designed to support writing and performance in preparation for the Say The Word event on November 9. These workshops will provide valuable feedback on creative writing. Read more.
LASC's Child Development Student Success Initiative is designed to offer Child Development students resources, university transfer preparedness, career exploration, professional development, and more. Students are encouraged to meet on Zoom for office hours and receive mentoring/advisement in areas such as the Child Development permit, degrees and pathways, career advisement, and more. Read more.
LASC's Library is hosting a series of research and citation workshops in person throughout October. Seating is limited, so registration is needed. For more, visit tiny.cc/libraryworkshop or read more here.
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, LASC's Gallery Presents
"Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation," original drawings by LASC Art Students. Students from Drawing II created works using ink and a single highlight color to echo the symbolism and themes in their drawings to bring to life the exhibition "Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation." Check out their work here.
On the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, LASC students are invited to take part in Wellness Wednesday Workshops to discuss effects of stress on mental health, managing stress and anxiety, healthy relationships and much more. Read more.
Learn how to start living your dreams of thriving in the music world under the guidance of professional composers from Score a Score - an award winning music company specializing in creating original music for marketing, TV, and film. For more, email taylorkl@lasc.edu or read more.
LASC's football team has returned to the gridiron for the first time since 2019. The Cougars next play Saturday, October 15, away against Santa Ana. Make sure to check out the schedule and cheer on LASC! Read more. 
September 15 to Saturday, October 15, is National Hispanic American Heritage Month and LASC's Library is celebrating the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. Explore its collection of new books featuring Hispanic culture and Hispanic Americans at lasc.edu/library 

LASC students are invited to meet and talk with an USC transfer ambassador from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesdays in LASC's Student Services Building, Room 227. Register here or if you have questions email transferambassadorprogram@usc.edu.
LACCD & African American Outreach Initiative Presents "Welcome Black!" The 3rd annual Student Kickoff event will be Thursday, October 13, from 2-4 p.m. at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 400 W. Washington Blvd. This year's event will be in the North Lawn Quad with music, student support services booths, T-Shirts and other giveaways, a special guest speaker, and much more. RSVP at bit.ly/welcomeblack2022 to receive a free T-shirt.
LASC's Interim President Dr. Anthony Culpepper's will have his town hall this week from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, and on Mondays throughout the Fall Semester on Zoom. Stop by virtually with your coffee and get answers to your Southwest questions. Read more.

For the latest news on COVID-19 and its impact on LACCD and LASC visit here. Los Angeles County 
Department of Public Health announcements can be viewed here. The Biden Administration has made rapid home COVID-19 tests available for order. You can place your order for free tests here.

Did you know that LASC's Library has over 45,000 books in print and over 200,000 books electronically available? And, the Library subscribes to 70 different scholarly databases giving students and employees access to a wide variety of academic resources. Learn more at lasc.edu/library. Fall semester hours for the Library are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays as well as from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The Library is closed Sundays.
LASC's Student Success Center provides free tutoring and academic support to enhance understanding of course material at LASC. The center's dedicated staff is available to support student learning and achievement in a student-centered environment. Individual and group tutoring is available. Check out the Fall Semester tutoring schedule here.
LASC's Student Mental Health Services provides individual counseling to address:
  • Academic
  • Emotional
  • Developmental
  • Social
  • Relationship or
  • Other personal issues
Counseling services are free of charge and designed to help students successfully accomplish their academic goals. Read more here.
LASC's Health Center welcomes students to utilize their medical services, workshops, and community outreach programs to help maintain optimum mental and physical wellness. This includes free and low-cost services. Bring your Student ID and proof of current registration as well as paid health fee to your visit. Read more.
If you need a laptop, LASC has loaner ones available here.
If you need some support with Canvas, this video gives an overview of how to navigate it. Also, Canvas has some helpful guides to answer your questions. Have more questions about Canvas? Email LASC-DEhelpdesk@lasc.edu.
Free Metro bus passes are available to LASC Students. This includes unlimited free rides on Metro bus and rail. Pick up yours from LASC's Bookstore in the Student Services Building on Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as well as at LASC's Business Office in the Student Services Building, Room 103, on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Do you need a hotspot? If so, the Los Angeles Public Library's Hyde Park Branch has a Tech2go program that includes hotspots. Read more. You have to have a Library Card, though.
LASC's GATEWAYS program understands that students may encounter barriers such as homelessness or housing insecurity along their academic journey. Gateways looks forward to supporting students during challenging times. Read more.
LASC has a wealth of resources and support that it can offer all students and their families this Fall Semester. Take a moment to learn about them in our 2022 Fall Semester Resource Guide. Read more.
LASC has initiated a hotline for
students to help them get answers to questions or concerns they might have related to LACCD or LASC operations as well as the impact of COVID-19. Contact the FreshDesk/FreshCaller hotline from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at (323) 274-1680 or by emailing
LASC students can live chat with the college's support programs by visiting this link.
This Fall Semester, LASC's administrator team will be available to answer all questions from employees and students from 5-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. Check the schedule here.
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