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Welcome Center / Basic Needs / Food Pantry

Cougar Welcome Center

The Cougar Welcome Center, conveniently located on the first floor of the Student Services Building in Room 118, is a one-stop location where students can find information about academic programs, access information to apply to LASC, and complete the necessary steps to enrollment as a student. The center is open to all. stop by and learn how to get started at LASC. No appointment is needed.

January 2024 Workshops

Current and prospective students receive assistance with a variety of services such as:

  • Registration Assistance Information
  • Application Assistance Information
  • Student Services Program Information
  • Campus Referrals
  • Virtual and Onsite Campus Navigation Assistance
  • Student ID’s provided
  • General Questions

Office Hours and Location Fall 2023

Monday: 8am-1pm
Tuesday: 12-3pm and 3:30-6:30pm
Wednesday: 8am-1pm
Thursday: 8am-12pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed 

Student Services Building, Room 118

LASC Basic Needs 

LASC Basic Needs program provides assistance to students who face challenges with obtaining sufficient, essential, and fundamental resources. This may include needs related to food, housing, clothing, mental health, transportation, etc. as we are aware that a student’s quality of life at home and college are often directly related to these types of services. Therefore with a focus on intervention, emergency relief, and retention, various events and activities are comprised and provided that included but not limited to the following: 

  • Food distribution events where both fresh food and canned goods are distributed
  • Food Pantry where students received both snacks and for meal preparation items
  • Participation in monthly week-end recruitment and retention events where food items and grocery/gas gift cards are distributed
  • Free Transportation/Metro passes
  • Emergency housing voucher assistance – Gateways Housing
  • Extended and supplemental housing assistance
  • Mental health and psychological  counseling assistance

Office Hours and Location

Mondays - Thursday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
After 2:00PM contact Joni Collins at
(323) 241-5416
(323) 241-5334

Student Services Building, Room 218

LASC Cougar Cupboard 

LASC’s Cougar Cupboard food pantry provides support to students who face hunger issues, as the link between being hungry and successfully achieving one’s educational goals is addressed. It is not uncommon that students who are homeless and/or otherwise disenfranchised arrive to campus with food insecurities. Items that can be stored and easily prepared are a part of the food that the pantry offers as it meets the immediate hunger needs of students. The Cougar Food Pantry also makes a difference by bringing people together and extending hope to those in need.

Office Hours and Location

Mondays - Thursday: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
After 2:00PM contact Joni Collins at
(323) 241-5416
(323) 241-5334

Student Services Building, Room 206

Welcome Center

Office Hours and Location

Mondays and Tuesdays: 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesdays: 9:00AM – Noon
Thursdays: 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Closed for lunch noon to 1:00PM Mondays through Thursdays.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays: Closed

Student Services Building, Room 118


Jeanette Magee, Dean, Student Services
Email: @email
Phone: (323) 241-5291