James W. Reid Centennial Hall
The original structure of James W. Reid Centennial Hall (RCH) was built in 1895 as the
first college classroom and administration building. It is the first building on the
college campus and stood virtually alone in this section of Normal Hill for many years. A
major fire in December 1917 gutted the building and destroyed a 1905 east wing addition.
Only the portion of the building including the tower and front and rear exterior was
salvaged when it was rebuilt in 1918. A large addition to the west was constructed in
1918. It reopened and served as a laboratory school until temporary closure of the college
in 1951. When the college resumed operation in 1955 the building was used as a library on
the main floor, with offices and classrooms on the third floor and in the basement.
Following construction of a new library in 1991, the building was completely renovated and
brought up to current earthquake standards.
The main floor of this building is configured into offices for Student Development.
These offices include:
This office is responsible for all aspects of the admission process, as well as veteran's
affairs and the analyzing of incoming transcripts.
- CENTER FOR NEW DIRECTIONS
This office services single parents and displaced homemakers by providing counseling,
workshops, support groups, etc.
- COUNSELING, Reid Centennial Hall
This office provides free professional, personalized, confidential care for student
- DISABILITY SERVICES
A broad range of services are provided to assist with campus and classroom accommodations
and to increase awareness of disability issues.
- FINANCIAL AID
This is the most important office for 82% of LCSC's student population. Students may pick
up FAFSA and other scholarship applications at this office.
The Registrar's office is the place to go to add and drop classes, order transcripts, and
for other matters concerning class schedules.
- RESIDENCE LIFE
Residence Life develops active social programs for students living in campus housing.
- STUDENT AFFAIRS
This division is responsible for guiding students through college.
- STUDENT LIFE
This is an office that is responsible for orientation, academic advising, counseling,
Native American/Minority programs and disabled student issues.