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Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month (nationally known as Hispanic Heritage Month) is celebrated September 15 - October 15. The university community host a variety of programs and events which aim to educate on Latinx issues and build community on campus. All throughout the month we have new and exciting events, collaborations, and contributions from students, staff, faculty, and the campus community.

At Northwestern we celebrate this month just a bit later than nationally recognized, so that our community can focus on the transition to the start of the year. Please visit this site for up-to-date information on activities in the weeks ahead for opportunities of connection and celebration!

If there are other NU community events that you would like to be included, please email details to 

Latinx Heritage Month 2022 Events

*Because of Covid-19, MSA-sponsored events will be available online, hybrid and in-person. 

Latinx Heritage Month Bienvenida
September 30, 2022 5pm-8pm

Northwestern Multicultural Center (1936 Sheridan Rd)

Join Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) and Alianza for a celebration to kick-off Latinx Heritage Month! Bienvenida is an opportunity for the Northwestern community to enjoy food, play games, and make new connections. This event will also feature performances by NU Mariachi and Baile Folklorico Mexicano. We will gather in the Northwestern Multicultural Center Friday, September 30th from 5-8pm.

Paint and Sip Night
Monday, October 17th 3-4pm

Northwestern Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room (1936 Sheridan Rd)

Join us for a painting night! Canvas, paintbrush, and paint materials will be provided. We will gather in the Multicultural Center on October 17th from 3-4pm. Feel free to bring your own beverage or enjoy Horchata provided by MSA!

Dia de Los Muertos Community Altar Installation
October 31st and November 1st 1-3pm

Northwestern Multicultural Center Living Room (1936 Sheridan Rd)

Join MSA for a community altar installation! We will be building our altar in the Family Room of the Northwestern Multicultural Center (located on 1936 Sheridan Road). The community building ofrenda will take place over two days, October 31st and November 1st from 1-3pm. Feel free to bring any photos or memories of your loved ones to add to our altar on these dates/times.

If there are other NU community events that you would like to be included, please email details to