Events & Student Life

The Center for Student Diversity and the many student organizations we work with sponsor events throughout the year celebrating and educating about the many cultural experiences represented on our campus.

Each year there are events marking cultural, historical and religious observances such as:
  • Harvest Moon Festival (Sept)
  • Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15)
  • LGBT History Month (Oct)
  • Filipino American History Month (Oct)
  • iRep Africa Week (Oct)
  • Diwali Festival of Lights (Oct/Nov)
  • Native American Heritage Month (Nov)
  • Kwanzaa (Dec)
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration (Jan)
  • UN Interfaith Harmony Week (Jan)
  • Black History Month (Feb)
  • Tidewater Gospel Festival (Feb)
  • Lunar New Year (Jan/Feb)
  • Women’s History Month (March)
  • Islam Awareness Week (March)
  • Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month (April)
  • Holi Festival of Colors (April)
  • Ramadan and Eid al Fitr (vary according to Lunar calendar)
  • Eid al Adha (varies according to Lunar calendar)
  • Passover Seder (varies according to Lunar calendar)
Some of the other annual and ongoing events to watch for are listed below.  Each year our vibrant community may organize new events, celebrations, and observances.
  • Shabbat Dinners
  • Jummah Prayers
  • Culture Nights
  • Banquets and Dinners
  • Theatrical and Dance Performances
  • Black Greek Letter Organizations Founders' Weeks
  • Homecoming Step Show
  • Culture & Scholarship Pageants
  • Taste of Asia
  • Cherry Blossom Festival
  • NAACP Image Awards
  • Pride Fest
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Drag Ball
  • International Week
  • Sky Lantern Festival
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day