AVANZA Engagement Center

Visit the AVANZA Engagement Center

The AVANZA Engagement Center is a space to study or lounge with your fellow classmates. It promotes Latinx culture and identity exploration, and is often utilized by the Puente Project, Chicana/o Studies Department, and other programs that support Latinx students' success. AVANZA also houses the Peer Navigator program, providing a space where CRUISE participants can visit their peer mentors for support.

Explore Benefits of AVANZA

  • Cultural gathering areas
  • Pay-for-print stations
  • In-house laptops
  • White boards
  • Markers
  • Lounge and study spaces
  • Outdoor terrace

Connect with a Peer Navigator

Our Peer Navigators are available to help new students acclimate to college life. They are especially trained to guide you through your first semester and answer any questions you may have about attending Mesa College. Find support, motivation, and the programs and services you need to achieve your academic goals.

Learn more about the Peer Navigator program

Attend a Peer Navigator Event at AVANZA!

Hosted by Peer Navigators, workshops and events are created from the student perspective. Monthly activities range from focusing on time management skills, navigating professor's office hours and self-care to game and movie nights. Our workshop room also offers a place to study during designated times.