Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is observed from September 15th through October 15th by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of the Hispanic and Latinx communities whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, as well as Central and South America.  

The mission of Hispanic Heritage Month is to provide students with the opportunity to experience and become immersed within the Hispanic and Latinx culture through various points of reference that will enhance their education, social, and ability to become mature global citizens.

Latinx is an inclusive term to encompass all genders represented in the Latin community in addition to individuals who identify as Latina/Latino. 

USF Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month 

2023 Event Calendar

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Bull Market featuring the Hispanic Heritage Month Showcase

September 13 | 9:00am - 2:00pm | Marshall Student Center (MSC) Plaza, Tampa campus

Be sure to explore the Hispanic Heritage Month Showcase at Bull Market featuring student organizations, departments, local businesses, and special performances.

Hosted by: The Marshall Student Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Alianza Latina Faculty & Staff Association (ALFSA) General Body Meeting

September 13 | 12:00pm | MS Teams

This meeting is open to all USF Latinx/a/o, Latin American, or Hispanic-identified faculty & staff and allies interested in supporting and being champions for this community. Welcoming remarks provided by President Rhea Law.

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebratory Luncheon 

September 14 | 11:30am | Marshall Student Center (MSC) Ballroom, Tampa campus 

Join us to celebrate the cultures, histories, and heritages of Hispanic and Latinx peoples in the Americas and across the diaspora. Entertainment and food will be provided!

Hosted by: The Office of Multicultural Affairs

USF Latino Alumni Society Meeting

September 14 | 6:00 p.m. | RSVP to attend this virtual event

Join the USF Latino Alumni Society 

Hosted by: USF Alumni Association, Latino Alumni Society 

Tampa Bay Latin International Film Festival

September 16 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm |Creative Pinnellas, 12211 Walsignham Road, Largo, FL 33778

Tampa Bay Latin International Film Festival is a one-day event in Tampa Bay that celebrates cinema created by Latin culture. Join us for a spectacular cinematic experience at Creative Pinellas! The Tampa Bay International Film Festival (TBIFF) organized in partnership with MiGente is a must-attend event for all. Get ready to immerse yourself in captivating films from around Latin America. Whether you're a fan of films or new to It, the festival seeks to engage you.

Reservations Required: Purchase tickets today!
Hosted by: Mi Gente, Mi Pueblo

Sana, Sana Colita de Rana: Let's Talk about Latino Health

September 19 | 5:00pm - 6:30pm | Marshall Student Center (MSC) 3707, Tampa campus

Join Salud Latina USF faculty for a panel discussion recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month as we analyze Latinx health in the US and Latin America. The panel includes topics important to Latinx health, such as, infectious and non-communicable diseases, socioeconomic considerations, domestic violence, and protective factors.

Hosted by: USF College of Public Health, Salud Latina, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

¡Adelante! Latinx Networking Event: Where networking meets opportunity!

September 26 | 5:30pm | MSC 3707

We invite students to engage with USF Faculty, Staff, and Tampa Bay Professionals and Community Leaders at this networking event. Students at the event will benefit from an opportunity to connect with potential internship providers and future employers while enhancing their career development skills. This event is suited for all students looking to elevate their brand to achieve their professional goals and career aspirations.

Hosted by: The Latino Scholarship Program, USF Foundation, USF Career Services, and the Office of Multicultural Affairs

Ladies Night: "¡A Mover el Esqueleto!"

September 26 | 7:30pm-9:30pm | USF Health - The Well, Tampa campus

 ATTENTION ALL WOMEN! Come join us for our ladies' night Hispanic Heritage Month Edition! We will have a night of light snacks and fresh refreshments and demonstrations from personal trainers on how to utilize gym equipment. 

Hosted by: The Center for Student Well-being, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, USF Dining, Recreation & Wellness

De Mujer a Mujer 

September 27 | 12:00pm-2:00pm | USF Health - The Well, Tampa campus | Register

We invite you to a healing and empowering night discussing the identity of Latinx women followed by a yoga session. We will have swag items followed by light snacks and refreshments.

Hosted by: USF Health, Recration & Wellness, Office of Multicultural Affairs

Salud y Ritmo (Health & Rhythm)

September 27 | 4:00pm | USF Health Rotunda, Tampa campus

Join us as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a focus on Salud y Ritmo (Health & Rhythm). Connect with USF Health & community organizations to learn about the issues faced by Hispanic/Latinx communities. Engage with the Hispanic/Latinx culture and move to the rhythm with a dance lesson!    

Hosted by: U.N.I.D.O.S., Latin Dance Club, USF College of Nursing, and The WELL.

Hispanic Heritage Month Status of Latinos (SoL) Annual Awards Breakfast 

October 5 | 9:00am | University Student Center (USC) Ballroom, St. Petersburg campus

Each year, the USF Status of Latinos (SoL) Committee recognizes USF students, faculty, staff and community leaders who are contributing to the Latinx community through academic research and/or community service. The SoL Scholarship recipients and the Hispanic Heritage Poster winner will also be recognized.  Open to all!

Hosted by: Status of Latinos Presidential Advisory Committee

Calle 54 with Roberto Jiménez

October 6 | 6:30pm |Historic Asolo Theater at The Ringling, 5401 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243

In Calle 54, Madrid-based filmmaker Fernando Trueba explores the wide and wonderful world of Latin jazz: a hybrid genre that fuses the clave, samba, flamenco, merengue, and other rhythms from Africa, the Iberian peninsula, and the Americas. The music and musicians of Cuba and Puerto Rico dominate this documentary, and the most touching scene is the emotional father-and-son reunion of Cuban pianists Bebo and Chucho Valdés, who were separated by Fidel Castro's revolution. Join us after the film for a talk back with USF professor Roberto Jiménez. Roberto Jiménez hails from Puerto Rico has a B.A. and an M.A. in Spanish Languages and Literatures from the University of South Florida. 

Tickets Required: Purchase today!

Movida 2023 Mis Raíces: My Identity 

October 7 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm| Center for Health Equity, 2333 34th St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 3371

At Movida 2023, through artist exhibition, performances, vendors, healing practices and dialogue, we seek to build unity, We want to heal. We will cultivate celebration. We can fuel solidarity. We seek to grow advocates for equity. We want to nurture the Latine/Hispanic community. We want to amplify Latino storytellers.

Hosted by: Mi Gente, Mi Pueblo

An evening with Sivia Moreno-Garcia, Interview by Carmen Alvarez

October 10 | 7:00pm | Marshall Student Center Oval Theater, Tampa campus |RSVP

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to spend the evening with NY Times Bestseller, Silvia Moreno-Garcia as she discusses her anticipated new novel, Silver Nitrate, which blends Mexican horror movies and Nazi occultism into a dark thriller about a cursed lost film. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask the author questions and get their books signed following the event. This event is free and open to the public. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting event. Mark your calendar and secure your spot! 

Hosted by: USF College of Arts & Sciences, The Humanities Institute

USF Latino Alumni Society Football Tailgate

October 14 | Time TBD | Parking Lot 6D, Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL

We invite USF Alumni, Students, Friends & Community Members to join the USF Latino Alumni Society at the Homecoming Football Game: USF v. FAU

Hosted by: USF Latino Alumni Society

Yo Hablo Español: Medical Spanish Conversations

October 18 | 4:00pm | USF College of Nursing, MDN 2002, Tampa campus

At this event, we will share language access strategies used in the clinical setting featuring a certified medical interpreter. Learn about how to earn a nationally recognized medical interpreter certification and practice your medical Spanish terminology with a fun interactive session! Learning outcomes   Participants will have an increased awareness of language access strategies to improve patient/provider communications.  

Hosted by: U.N.I.D.O.S. (Uplifting Nurses in Dreams Opportunities & Support) College of Nursing Student Organization