La Bienvenida, a Fresno State tradition, welcomes new and returning Latina/o/x students, faculty and staff to campus. Presented by the Latina/o Faculty and Staff Association, La Bienvenida will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Memorial Gardens in front of the Kennel Bookstore. It will feature entertainment, DJ music, student clubs and organizations and a resource fair. 

Latin America is the focus of this year’s celebration. Organizers encourage attendees to share their culture by wearing traditional cultural attire. Go to for more information and to RSVP.

Other on-campus events during Hispanic Heritage Month include:

Sept. 15: “Adelante! Envisioning our Next Century of Service Y Excelencia,” presented by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost and Associated Students Incorporated, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Library Ellipse Gallery. Contact: Dr. Larissa Mercado-Lopez,

Sept 23: Salsa and Salsa, presented by Latino/a Programs and Services and the Amendola Family Student Cupboard, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Family Food and Science (Room 108). This event will include a salsa cooking class while exploring salsa music from Latin America and the Caribbean. Pre-registration is required. 

Oct. 6: Queering Mariachi, a virtual event presented by the Cross Cultural and Gender Center LGBTQ+ Programs and Services, noon to1:30 p.m., featuring two members of the first all LGBTQ+ Mariachi group in the world, Mariachi Arcoiris De Los Angeles. Contact Estevan Parra Guerrero, Pre-registration is required.

Oct 13: Decolonizing Your Diet: Embracing Latino Foods, a virtual event presented by Latino/a Programs and Services and the Amendola Family Student Cupboard, 1 to 2 p.m. A discussion on the decolonization of diet culture, reducing stigma and embracing traditional Latino foods. Register here.