Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I receive extra credit in my classes for attending events at La Casa?
- I'm not a resident in La Casa. Can I still attend the events?
- My club wants to do something with La Casa. What should I do?
- Is La Casa open during the summer?
- What are the rooms like?
- How many rooms are there in La Casa?
- Can I have a single?
- Spanish/Portuguese is not my major. Can I still live in La Casa?
- I'm a freshman. Can I live in La Casa?
- I'm not a native speaker. Is that okay?
- I'm a native speaker. Can I still live at La Casa?
- What’s the difference between La Casa and other Hispanic groups on campus such as LALACS?
- It's my off-term. Can I still live at La Casa?
- I'm not an undergrad. Can I live in La Casa?
- Can I apply after the deadline?
- Can I leave my things at La Casa during the interim?
- Can I be in La Casa during the interim?
- I can't go to an event. What do I do?
- Can I have a party at La Casa?
My club wants to do something with La Casa. What should I do?
Is La Casa open during the summer?
It depends on whether there are enough students interested in living in La Casa during the summer. To request that it be open, please contact the Resident Faculty Advisor as early as possible (at the latest during the winter). It is also necessary that at least eight students are accepted into the program for the summer.
How many rooms are there in La Casa?
There are 7 rooms with space for 10 students: 2 singles (1 for the UGA), 4 doubles and the faculty apartment. There are also three bathrooms, the library, the living room, the dining room, the kitchen, the porch and the basement.
Can I have a single?
There are two singles. One is for the UGA. The Resident Faculty Advisor decides the other based on gender distribution and seniority in La Casa. When you are accepted into La Casa, you also need to accept that possibility of sharing a room, which can be a very useful learning and social experience.
Spanish/Portuguese is not my major. Can I still live in La Casa?
Yes! Many people live in La Casa even though their major is not Spanish/Portuguese. Many people use their time at La Casa to improve their Spanish when they don't have time in their schedule to take a class. However, students whose major is Spanish/Portuguese do receive preference in the selection process.
I’m a native speaker. Can I still live at La Casa?
What’s the difference between La Casa and other Hispanic groups on campus such as LALACS?
Like other Hispanic groups on campus, La Casa is interested in helping students immerse themselves in Hispanic culture. However, its main focus is to help students (especially non-native Speakers) practice and hone their Spanish speaking skills.
It's my off-term. Can I still live at La Casa?
Can I leave my things at La Casa during the interim?
The only people authorized by ORL to leave their things in storage at La Casa are those who currently live there and who will continue to do so the following term. Storage is not open during the summer.
I can't go to an event. What do I do?
Send an e-mail to the UGA and the Live-In Advisor before the absence and tell them the reason for which you will miss an event. Each resident has two "freebies" when they can miss an event for a reasonable motive. If you miss more than two events of if you miss an event without prior notice, speak with the Live-In Advisor to find a reasonable solution to make up the absence (which can include cleaning, helping with another event, or another activity agreed upon by the Advisor and the resident).
Can I have a party at La Casa?
La Casa is your home. You can do whatever you want (as long as it is legal and it does not damage the property of others nor of the College). You can invite your friends over for your own social reasons whenever you like, as long as it does not conflict with a La Casa event. Please be courteous, however, and let the other residents (including the UGA and Live-In Advisor) know what's going on. Residents' guests' actions are the responsibility of the resident who invited him or her (in other words, if they break something, it is the resident's responsibility both legally and in relation to the College).