Day of the Dead

Community Ofrendas

Scheduled Events

Friday, October 23, 2020

Dia de Los Muertos Festival | Skyview Lot | 6-9 p.m.

Join us in celebrating Dia de Los Muertos with food, music, and learning more about the cultural celebration through activities and crafts that you can take with you.


Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Dia de Los Muertos Workshop: Altar Making | SEC Ballroom and Zoom | 7 p.m.

Learn about the importance of each element of an ofrenda through our altar making workshop where we provide you with a DIY ofrenda kit and take you step-by-step through the process and the significance behind each item. Campus residents can RSVP through UIW Engage to have a prepackaged Altar Making kit delivered to their residence hall room. Limited supplies.

Zoom Link


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Day of the Dead: Community Ofrenda | SEC Concourse | 6 p.m.

Participate in the community ofrenda located in the student engagement center by bringing a photo of a remembered loved one or by filling out one of the memory cards, where you can share a brief memory with a remembered loved one, and hang it along our LifeLine using a pin available to you.


Friday, October 30, 2020

UIW Ofrenda Tour (Self-Guided) 

Check out the UIW Ofrenda Tour map for ofrenda sites across campus that mark unique ofrendas put on by your very own Cardinal community. This map will be shared via Social Media and uploaded to this web page so keep on the lookout! Tour map to posted here and pushed out through Campus Engagement social media. 

Register to sponsor and create an ofrenda on Broadway Campus. The first 15 to sign up will get a free Ofrenda starter kit (a strand of artificial marigold, one calavera, two battery-operated tealights, two votives, one papel picado).

Ofrenda Registration

Ofrenda Tour Map (Coming Soon)


UIW Virtual Ofrenda Gallery

Look at the different Ofrendas on campus, at various cardinals' home, and even globally. View this collection of submitted Ofrendas from our cardinal community. The website with Ofrenda Gallery will be published on October 30 and posted here for sharing.

Submit a photo of your Ofrenda


UIW Virtual Ofrenda: Remembered Ones

Join the Virtual Ofrenda video project and submit a photo and memory of a remembered one. All photos submitted will be used in the creation of a video of an ofrenda with the traditional elements of Dia de Los Muertos and featuring photos of all submitted loved ones.

Submit a photo of a Remembered One


Sunday, November 1, 2020

All Saints Day/Solemnidad de Todos Los Santos | Zoom | 11 a.m.

University Mission and Ministry invite you to attend our weekly Sunday Morning Prayer on November 1 at 11:00 a.m. (Central Time). This week's service is based on the scriptures of the Solemnity of All Saints.

Register for All Saints Day/Enlace de registración


Day of the Dead in Mexico, Peru, and the U.S. | Zoom | 5 - 6:30 p.m.

An international virtual gathering of the “Incarnate Word family” led by students and community members from the Incarnate Word Sisters of Peru; St. Anthony High School, San Antonio, Texas;  Universidad Incarnate Word Campus Bajío, Irapuato, Mexico; Centro Universitario Incarnate Word, Mexico City; and UIW, San Antonio, Texas. Come, learn, comfort each other, and grow as friends compassionately creating a better future, planting “Compassion Trees.” A gathering in Spanish with interpretation into English. Please register in advance to receive as an e-mail containing information on how to join. 

Register for Day of the Dead/Enlace de registración


Monday, November 2, 2020

All Souls Day/ Conmemoración de Todos Los Fieles Difuntos | Zoom | 12 noon

All are invited to a special All Souls Day liturgy on Monday, November 2 at 12 noon via Zoom as we remember all those we love who have died who are now with God. In preparation for this liturgy, we invite you to submit photos of your loved ones to be used in a remembrance slideshow prior to the beginning of our service. To give us time to prepare, the deadline to submit a picture is Friday, October 30.

Register for All Souls Day/Enlace de registración



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How to get involved

Post on social media and tag us @uiwcampusengage or submit your photos through our UIW Engage Form.

Be a part of our virtual ofrenda that will be playing during our Community Ofrenda event and/or be a part of our virtual ofrenda web page that will be posted here on October 30, 2020 by submitting photographs of your loved ones. Submit your photos using the UIW Engage Form.