Programs and Events

September 15 – October 15: Hispanic Heritage Awareness Month

As part of the Cultural Awareness Collaborative, The University of South Alabama and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are collaborating with other departments and student organizations to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Awareness Mont

USA Latin American Student Organization (LASO) On-Campus Events

Lotería Night

September 11th
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Student Center Terrace

LASO Membership Drive

September 19th
11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Student Center Mall

LASO 1st General Body Meeting 

September 25th
5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Student Center Terrace

Community sponsored events

Latin Fest 2023

  • Friday, October 13, 5 - 10 pm
    Cathedral Square, Downtown
  • Saturday, October 14, 4 - 9 pm
    Mardi Gras Park

Mobile Latin Fest 2023, Downtown Mobile, October 13 to October 14 |

October LODA Artwalk 2023 - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Friday, October 13, 6 - 9 pm
Cathedral Square, Downtown
October LODA ArtWalk 2023 (

Did You Know?

National Hispanic Heritage Month honors Hispanic Americans' culture, heritage, and contributions each year. The event began in 1968 when Congress deemed the week, including September 15 and 16, National Hispanic Heritage Week to celebrate the contributions and achievements of the diverse cultures within the Hispanic community. The dates were chosen to commemorate two key historical events: Independence Day, honoring the formal signing of the Act of Independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (September 15, 1821), and Mexico's Independence Day, which denotes the beginning of the struggle against Spanish control (September 16, 1810). 



Cultural Awareness Collaborative University of South Alabama

The University of South Alabama is a diverse and global community striving for inclusive excellence. The Cultural Awareness Collaborative at South, which includes students, faculty and staff created this calendar to build awareness and understanding of important observances and holidays of diverse campus groups.

Please share with us any widely recognized observances you would like to include on this calendar form. Your input is important. It will help ensure these observances are available as another resource for the enrichment of the campus and the greater Mobile community. All are welcome.