Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month

The Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month (HLHM) Celebration was created with a desire to educate and heighten awareness about the rich culture. As the population continues to grow at Clemson University, we are encouraged by our peers and the administration to create opportunities for all members of our campus community to celebrate and find value in the contributions of Hispanics and Latinos. Ultimately we hope to begin cultivating a true inclusive environment built upon a passion for learning and mutual respect.


Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month



2023 HLHM Events

Taco Tuesday
Tuesday, September 19 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at la Texana
Join Latinos Unidos (LUCU) for tacos and community at Mexican Taqueria la Texana (859 W Main Street, Central, AL 29630).

Tamales and Aguas Frescas Sale hosted by the Association for Latino Professionals for America
Every Friday, September 22 thru Friday, October 13 from 11:00 am to sell out in front of Rhodes by Library Bridge
ALPHA will be celebrating HLHM with their Tamales and Aguas Frescas sale every Friday of HLHM. Tamales at one for $3 or two for $5. Aguas Frescas are $2. You can also purchase the lunch meal of two tamales and an agua fresca for $6.

Salsa at Sunset: Dancing through Latin America
Friday, September 29 from 6:30pm in the Amphitheater 
Salsa at Sunset is an annual Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month event celebrating the rich culture of the Hispanic and Latinx community through music and dance. This year’s event will feature performances and lessons by the International Dance Academy. Come out and dance the night away to celebrate HLHM!

Café con Leche
Wednesday, October 11 at 3:30 PM in Cooper Library 416 
Join LUCU, the Clemson Commission on Latino Affairs, the Gantt Center and CU Latinx faculty, staff, and students for coffee and community building. Drop in and share in some coffee, sweet breads, networking, and mentorship!

Noche de Gala                                  
Saturday, October 21 at 6:00 PM at the Barnes Center
Join the Hispanic/Latinx student groups, faculty, staff, and community for a night under the stars celebrating the conclusion of Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month. The evening will be filled with dinner, dancing, and awards. Tickets available soon. 

Clemson Day of the Dead
Friday, November 3 from 6pm to 9pm at the Carillion Garden next to Bowman Field
Join the Hispanic/Latinx community in celebrating our dearly departed in this important cultural event.  There will be altars/ofrendas, movie screening under the stars, food trucks, live music, and a virtual video tour. Details at www.clemsondayofthedead.org

Additional Community HLHM Events of Interest:

City of Clemson HLHM Proclamation 
Monday, September 18 at 6:00 PM at the City of Clemson Council Chambers
Join the Commission on Latino Affairs, LUCU, and the Clemson Latinx community for a celebratory acknowledgment of Hispanic Latinx Heritage Month. 

The Hispanic Heritage Festival
Sunday, October 1 from 12:00pm to 6:00pm at Flour Field (Greenville, SC)
Features 15+ Hispanic countries, live music and bands all day, and great cultural entertainment. Tickets $5 per person. 

Please contact Rebecca Harkless at rharkle@clemson.edu with questions regarding Clemson University HLHM Events.