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Welcome Events

Latino Student Welcome

The Latino Student Welcome is a premier event for first year students to learn about our many community partners, student organizations, and faculty/staff on campus that support the Latino experience at OU.

Signature Events

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is a month-long celebration that takes place from September 15 - October 15. This month honors and highlights the tremendous contributions and influence of Latinx and Hispanic communities in the United States.

Day of the Dead Street Festival

The Day of the Dead Street Festival honors and celebrates the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos. The event honors those who have passed as a day for a celebration of life. The Street Festival is meant to honor and celebrate the holiday with a glimpse into the many different festivities that traditionally honor our past.

Latino Flavor

Latino Flavor is the largest culinary celebration of Latin American diversity on campus. The main event offers a culinary selection of foods from across Latin America. Latino Flavor is meant to honor the cultural diversity that exists among many Latin American countries and communities.

OU Hispanic Royalty Pageant

The OU Hispanic Royalty Pageant  is an annual scholarship pageant that showcases contestants' passions for scholarship, service, and cultural awareness. The pageant takes place each spring and contestants compete in several on-stage categories and an interview with judges prior to the event. 

Awards & Graduation

Latino Programs & Services Annual Awards

Latino Programs and Services honors the many accomplishments students have achieved personally, professionally, and academically every year. Awards are presented at the annual Latinx Graduation & Achievement Reception.

Latinx Graduate Celebration & Achievement Banquet

The Latinx Graduate Celebration and Achievement Banquet honors graduating students and award honorees. Graduates receive verbal recognition, a certificate, and a Serape Stole.