Virginia Tech’s Multicultural Programs and Services is celebrating its annual Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15.

This year’s theme is “History, Heritage, and Honor.” Activities and events related to this theme and to Hispanic-Latino culture in general are scheduled throughout the month. Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

The celebration’s featured event is the Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month Gala on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 6-9 p.m. in Owens Banquet Hall. The dinner will conclude Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month with dancing and Latin performances, as well as a showcase of the Latino Association of Student Organizations’ constituent groups. Tickets are $7 per person, or $10 per couple if purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased by emailing Erlan Guzman of the Latino Association of Student Organizations, or by calling 703-863-8756.

Other events include:

  • The Latino Comedy Chaos College Tour featuring comedian Bill Santiago on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 8 p.m., at Colonial Hall in Squires Student Center; and
  • Party in Pink Zumba Class on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in McComas Hall. Admission is free for this Latin rhythm-inspired workout class. Party in Pink T-shirts will be on sale for $5, with proceeds benefiting Virginia Tech’s Relay for Life.

For a full schedule of events, download the heritage month poster on the event website, email Multicultural Programs and Services or call 540-231-8584.

For Owens Banquet Hall, free parking is available around the Drillfield with a visitor’s pass from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. No pass is necessary on the Drillfield after 8 p.m. or on weekends. Free parking is also available along the Alumni Mall. Visitor parking passes are not necessary for these lots.

After 5 p.m., free parking is available in the Squires Lot, located at the corner of College Avenue and Otey Street or the Architecture Annex Lot also on Otey Street.

After 5 p.m., free parking for McComas Hall is available in the Coliseum Lot located along Washington Street and Spring Road.

Find more parking information online or call 540-231-3200.



Written by Jennifer Gibson.
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