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CASA SOL is a Chicano Latino Living and Learning Community

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CASA SOL is a community of Latino first-year students, freshman and transfer, working together with Latino faculty and staff towards a great first year. CASA SOL gives you the opportunity to connect with the Latino community on campus, be supported in your academics, have opportunities for leadership, and of course have fun! CASA SOL students participate in Chicano and Latino Studies classes, cultural events, networking and workshops, and a Fall retreat while always infusing música, good food, laughter, dancing y muchás! We invite you to be a part of our CASA SOL familia.

Students in CASA SOL enroll in a Chicano and Latino Studies course in the fall and spring semesters, participate in a fall retreat, cultural events, resource workshops and a spring semester trip. A peer advisor works closely with the students and also helps coordinate cultural, academic, and extracurricular activities.

Why should you join CASA SOL?

Live and learn with students, faculty and staff who are devoted to your success!

Connect with University of Minnesota resources, including Latina/o faculty, staff and student groups that will help you achieve your educational goals.

  • Live and grow in a community atmosphere
  • Receive free tutoring and academic support
  • Learn about issues that impact our community
  • Enjoy community activities with CASA SOL members


Click here to see some pictures from recent CASA SOL events.

Applying to CASA SOL

Commuter students, please fill out this Statement of Interest.

For students who wish to live on campus, you must select CASA SOL as your first choice on the housing application. The housing application can be found here.

CASA SOL is a collaboration between the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, the Office of Admissions, the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence and Housing and Residential Life.

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