Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at the University of Florida

As the nation honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latin Americans, the University of Florida invites you to celebrate those who have contributed to the University's institutional excellence and those who lend their voices to today’s UF experience.


Below are stories highlighting news and accolades of Hispanic and Latin American students, faculty and staff from across the University. 


Celebrating 90 Years of Latin American Studies at UF

From the founding of the Institute of Inter-American Affairs in 1930 to unveiling a historical marker on the Plaza of the Americas in 2011, take a look back at how the Center has embodied a spirit of progress, education and collaboration.

Angel Bu

Angel Bu, a Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program scholar and UF BME major focused on gait biomechanics, shares his UF student experience. 

Michelle Barboza

Women in STEM: Michelle Barboza shares her journey and passion for science.

Mario Guadalupe

UF Food Science Ph.D. candidate Mario Guadalupe shares his UF experience.

Santiago Kember

Research and Insights: Trends in Engaging Hispanic and Latino Markets

The Making of La Casita

A documentary film produced by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program and funded by the UF Office of the Provost. Discussing the origins of the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures at UF, known as “La Casita,” the film chronicles the history of Latinx students and faculty at the University of Florida.


Did you know?


Below are some quick facts about UF, but there is so much more! We encourage you to view the videos above (Celebrating 90 Years of Latin American Studies at UF and The Making of La Casita) to learn about the Hispanic and Latino experience at UF as well as visit the timeline displays at La Casita and La Salita


UF Ranks #4 for Hispanic or Latino graduates who go on to receive STEM doctorates

Plaza of the Americas

First Latina to earn a doctorate at UF

The Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures



For more campus events, please visit calendar.ufl.edu

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Gainesville Latino Film Festival

September 8 to 18, 2022

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Cinema Ecuador Film Series

UF Center for Latin American Studies, September 14 to November 16, 2022

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Race, Environment, Culture, and Political Ecology across the Americas

University Press of Florida, September 15, 2022

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Latin American Music: Discovery through Sounds

Appleton Museum of Art, September 18, 2022

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UpStage at the Phillips Center, September 28, 2022

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Melissa Aldana Quartet

UpStage at the Phillips Center, October 13, 2022


The following are resource pages for students, faculty and alumni. Please check them out and get connected!

Hispanic and Latino Student Organizations

UF students are welcome to connect with a variety of organizations.

LatinX Staff and Faculty Association

The Latinx Staff/Faculty Association strives to provide a welcoming and affirming space to recruit, represent, and retain Latinx staff and faculty at the University of Florida

Association of Hispanic Alumni

The mission of the UF-AHA is to raise funds for scholarships and bring the University of Florida closer to the 25,000 Hispanic alumni across the U.S. and abroad.

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