Higher Education and Dia de los Muertos —
August 10, 2020

Higher Education and Dia de los Muertos

Higher education in Austin comes with an annual course in the great civilizations of Mesoamerica, the legacy of Latin culture and the ubiquitous celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

At the University of Texas at Austin, Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity – Eta Alpha Chapter does the Day of the Dead up big, and hosts its annual Dia de los Muertos event on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the UT Tower on the Main Mall.

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos on campus at the University of Texas. Decorate traditional sugar skulls with icing and crafts, drink Mexican hot chocolate, try some candy, build altars, get your face painted and participate in campus-wide activities to experience and educate yourself on Mexican-American culture. The event is free and open to the public. For more info go to www.texasbetas.org.

Austin Community College’s Catch the Next (CTN) Project events are held during the fall and spring semesters. On Thursday Nov. 2, students will work on their campus to develop an “Altar de Muertos” where they will display photos and mementos from a person they admire, or a family member who passed away. Students can invite their mentors to this special opportunity. For more info see www.austincc.edu/support-and-services/student-experience-and-community/catch-the-next.

St. Edward’s University invites the public to a campus celebration of Dia de los Muertos on Thursday, Nov., 12:45-1:45 p.m. at the Ragsdale Center at St. Edward’s University (3001 S Congress Ave). It’s a day to honor our beloved dead, with entertainment and refreshments. An altar will be arranged earlier. The event is hosted by St. Edward’s CAMP, the College Assistance Migrant Program is dedicated to serving the higher education needs of migrant students at St. Edward’s.

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