Chicanx/Latinx Annual Events

Build community by volunteering for or taking part in special annual events, such as Bienvenida and La Gran Tardeada.

Chicanx and Latinx Bienvenida

This event, sponsored by the Department of Chicana/o Studies, kicks off the annual events for the Chicanx and Latinx community. Taking place every fall, Bienvenida welcomes new students to our familia by providing them with information about resources, organizations and networking that can help their journey at UC Davis. 

Fall 2023 - September 30th from 12:00 - 3:00 pm at the ARC Ballrooms

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Chicanx/Latinx Heritage Month 

From September 15th- October 15th, join us in celebrating the diversity that exits in our community through various events that highlight Chicanx and Latinx culture, identity, and experiences. 



El Centro's Annual Celebration & Open House 

El Centro's Annual Celebration & Open House is an opportunity for new and returning students to familiarize themselves with our services, resources and opportunities we offer throughout the school year. This is also an opportunity for our campus partners, staff, and administrators to network and connect with our students. Our goal is to build and strengthen our community to support the retention of Chicanx and Latinx Students. 

La Gran Tardeada 

The annual La Gran Tardeada, also known as Tardeada, is the culmination of La Raza Cultural Days. The event is sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center. It is a free, day-long event, held on the UC Davis Quad and open to all, that celebrates Chicanx and Latinx culture with traditional food sold by student organizations, a children’s fair and student and professional performances. 

Spring 2024 - May 18th, 2024

Chicana/o Studies Symposium 

Taking place during La Raza Cultural Days, this annual symposium allows both students, faculty and community members to gather and discuss contemporary pressing issues affecting the Chicanx and Latinx community. Past symposium topics include: SB1070 and the battle for ethnic studies in Arizona, Central/South American identities and feminism within our community. The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Chicana/o Studies. 

Spring 2024 - TBD

Danzantes del Alma Annual Show 

Danzantes del Alma has been showcasing their talents in Mexican folkloric dance since 1977. The troupe performs many times during the year, hosts workshops and contributes to the larger Davis and UC Davis communities. The troupe performs on campus during spring quarter. This event is sponsored by the Cross Cultural Center. 

Spring 2024 - TBD