The Advisor to Latine Students hosts two major celebrations each fall. The first occurs every November when we celebrate El dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration in which we remember to celebrate the life and legacy of those who are no longer with us. Another important celebration is Parrandas. Each December we embrace this winter holiday by singing traditional carols, dancing to live Latin music, sharing a rich feast and visiting with friends and colleagues. Both celebrations are steeped in tradition and have distinct Latin influences but are open to Latinas and non Latina alike!
During finals period, Wellesley students can feel overwhelmed and anxious about the successful completion of their final papers and exams. Thus, the Advisor to Latina students organizes Fall and Spring study breaks so students can take the time to relax by participating in crafts, learning about stress reduction techniques, eating delicious food and enjoying massages provided by professional massage therapists.
To commemmorate Latina Month, The Advisor to Latina Students produces a calendar of events every April that is co-sponosored by various groups in the Wellesley community. Some of these include the Latina Cultural Show, Alumnae Panel and Employee Appreciation Dinner. We always invite a Latino/a keynote speaker to kickoff the month and to ensure the success of our programs, we involve students in the planning, advertising and execution of our key events.
Latina Senior Dinner
Before the senior class graduates and begins a new stage of their lives, a dinner is held for all students of Latina descent for their visiting family and friends.
Other events are scheduled on a rolling basis throughout the academic year and can be found by visiting our events calendar.