Cardinal Mascot on a CardHispanic Heritage Month at UIW

As a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with a rich history of inclusivity, UIW takes immense pride in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15). This month isn't just about recognizing the past, it's an opportunity to embrace the vibrant tapestry of Hispanic and Latinx cultures on our campus. We invite you to explore, learn, and be inspired by the achievements, traditions and voices that are shaping our world.

Join us for a month of events designed to foster understanding, spark connection, and empower us all to create a more inclusive future.

The Subcommittee of the Hispanic Serving Institution Steering committee is a dedicated group is committed to working year-round to support programming that celebrates and highlights the many cultures represented in the community. For more information, please contact Victoria C. Shipley, Academic Affairs Director of Operations and Planning in the Office of the Provost, by email at or call (210) 283-6924.

Caesar ChavezSept. 1-30, 2024

Documentary: A Song for Cesar (2021)
Farhad's Film Series, 85 minutes

A documentary about the music of Cesar Chavez's movement and United Farm Workers. The link to stream the video will be provided in The Word Today in September.

RSVP to Stay Informed

For more info, contact:
Farhad Moshiri
UIW Libraries


cafeteria with mariachisSept. 12-18, 2024

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with ¡Independencia!

Lunch & Dinner | UIW Cafeteria

We're hosting ¡Independencia! from Sept. 12-18. The cafeteria will be decorated with a vibrant Hispanic Heritage Month theme. Enjoy specially curated lunch and dinner menus featuring delicious dishes from across Latin America. Join us for a taste of Hispanic culture and a celebration of heritage!

Sheena Connell
International Affairs


women weaving fabricSept. 13- Oct.17, 2024

"Cultural Threads" Art Exhibit Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Opening Reception: Sept 13, 6-8 p.m.
Gallery Hours: M-F 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed on Holidays)
Kelso Art Center: The Condos Student Gallery and Semmes Galleries

"Cultural Threads" celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing the diverse identities of the University. This exhibit celebrates the rich diversity within our community, highlighting how shared experiences at UIW weave us together, even beyond our cultural backgrounds.

Claudia Cruz Hidrogo


students smilingSept. 19, 2024

“Celebrando mi Cultura” A Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Student Engagement Center Ballroom | 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Join student organizations As One We Will and Teatro del Mundo Nuevo (Theatre of the New World) on Sept. 19 for a joyous evening celebrating Latinx culture through music, poetry and storytelling. This event will be held in the Student Engagement Center Ballroom from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Come enjoy good company, delicious food and shop at Latinx vendors’ tables.

Cristina Esquivel
Student Organization - “As One We Will” and “Teatro del Mundo Nuevo”


pharmacy students

Sept. 24, 2024

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at Feik

Feik School of Pharmacy | 12-2 p.m.

Calling all pharmacy students, faculty and staff! Don't miss FSOP’s 3rd Annual National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture with delicious food sales by student organizations, featuring traditional treats like elote, paletas and much more. Witness the captivating performance by Mi Mexico Ballet Folklorico! Space is limited, RSVP requested. This is a fun-filled event you won't want to miss!

Andrea Gallagher
Feik School of Pharmacy


dia de los muertos

Sept. 25, Oct. 2 & 9, 2024

Exploring Latina(o) Cultures and Spiritualities

Mabee Library Auditorium | 4:30-6 p.m.

Mission & Ministry invites you to a three-part series exploring the rich tapestry of Latina(o) cultures and spiritual beliefs. This event is open to the UIW community and the public. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and grow!

Engage with thought-provoking topics:

  • Praying with Ancestors
  • Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Traditions
  • Curanderismo (Spiritual Healing) Practices
  • The Veneration of Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Religion, Race and Gender Intersections within the Latina(o) Experience
Gain insights, ask questions and celebrate the vibrant diversity of Latina(o) cultures and spiritual beliefs.

Arturo Chavez
Mission & Ministry’s Office of DEI


puzzleOct. 4, 2024

The TN Visa Workshop (Visas TN - Taller Informativo)

A Hybrid Bilingual Virtual Event | 12-1 p.m.

This workshop is open to all UIW students, faculty and staff on both the US and Mexico campuses.

UIW’s International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) invites special guest speakers from US-Based Myers Immigration Law, including Managing Attorney Matthew Myers and Legal Analyst and Mexican Attorney Cecilia Carrera, to explore immigration options created by the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA, formerly NAFTA) for Canadian and Mexican citizens. This workshop has two parts, one presented in English and the other presented in Spanish.

UIW ISSS tendrá como invitados especiales al Socio Fundador, Matthew Myers y a la Analista Jurídica y Abogada Mexicana, Cecilia Carrera del despacho Myers Immigration Law, quienes expondrán las diversas opciones migratorias que pueden obtener los ciudadanos mexicanos y canadienses de conformidad con el Tratado entre los Estados Unidos Mexicanos, Los Estados Unidos de América y Canadá (T-MEC, anteriormente conocido como TLCAN). El taller se dividirá en dos partes, la primera será presentada en inglés y la segunda en español.

  • 12:00 p.m. - TNs for Canadian Citizens presented in English, followed by Q&A in English  / Taller en Ingles: Visas TN para ciudadanos canadienses y tiempo asignado para preguntas y respuestas
  • 12:30 p.m. - TNs for Mexican Citizens presented in Spanish, followed by bilingual Q&A   / Taller en Español: Visas TN para ciudadanos mexicanos y tiempo asignado para preguntas y repuesta
Virtual meeting link coming soon.

Sheena Connell
International Affairs


vote here english and spanish (credit creative commons, Erik Hersman)Oct. 4, 2024

The Theology of Voting: A Call to Latino(a) Voters

Virtual Event | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mission & Ministry’s Office of DEI will partner with NETWORK, a lobby for Catholic social justice, to present an online workshop that focuses on the connection between our Catholic faith and the sacred right and responsibility to vote. Pope Francis, the first Latino Pope, has provided explicit instruction on the many ways we are called to defend, promote and protect the sacredness of life. Latino(a) voters will be a major force in the outcome of the 2024 elections.

What are the important issues for Hispanics and what does faith have to say about voting? This workshop will help voting-aged Latina(o)s and all interested individuals connect to the deep history of Catholic Social Justice Teaching and equip them to build a just society for all through their voice and their votes. The workshop will be held on zoom from 10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Friday, October 4.

Arturo Chavez
Mission & Ministry’s Office of DEI


Oct. 8, 9 & 10, 2024

UIW 2024 System-Wide Symposium: Exploring and Celebrating our Hispanic Heritage through Education, Service, Research, and Artistic Expression

Join us for a vibrant three-day symposium exploring the richness of Hispanic heritage! This event is open to all students, faculty and staff in San Antonio, Irapuato and Mexico City.

Each day will offer two sessions for presentations:

  • Session 1 | 12-1:15 p.m. 
  • Session 2 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. 

Explore, Learn, Celebrate

  • Engage with speakers who will ignite discussions on Hispanic heritage through education, research, community service or artistic expression.
  • Gain new perspectives and celebrate the enduring impact of Hispanic culture.
  • Attend all sessions or pick and choose the ones that interest you the most.

We encourage you to share this FREE event with colleagues, students and anyone interested in exploring the enduring legacy of Hispanic heritage.

Rafael Hoyle
UIW Lewis Center of the Americas