College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

VPA's 25th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration at CSUMB

three photos, a sugar skull, two employees with their sugar skulls and a poster with child holding skull with candle announcing Day of the Dead at CSUMB

October 24, 2022

Join Us!  VPA's 25th Annual Day of the Dead Celebration at CSUMB:  The Covid-19 Pandemic, agricultural workforce, and remembrance on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 5-7 pm, VPA Complex Building 70

All events are free and open to the public, all are welcome!


About: Our annual Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead event includes a processional, large­ scale altar, performing Aztec dancers, traditional Mexican refreshments, club, sorority and fraternity altars, student artwork, and a cross section of students, faculty, staff and local community members. The Day of the Dead Event includes a series of hands-on workshops, interdisciplinary class presentations, support for the development of club altars, and the preparation of materials such as paper banners, flower arches, student temporary digital projects, and community youth projects. These affiliated workshops and events are part of the larger celebration of Dia de Los Muertos/ Day of the Dead, which will occur on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Visual & Public Art Complex.

This year's event will include face painting at the Student Center, Aztec dancers, drummers, a processional, musical performances, and a community gathering at the VPA Complex (Building 70). The event will include a collaborative community altar composed of work from students in classes across the CSUMB campus as well as altars made by students in the Day of the Dead class. This event also introduces diverse aspects of our campus community and regional cultures.

For more information, please contact Project Coordinator, Professor Dionicio Mendoza (dimendoza[at]csumb[dot] edu), shown above top right photo at left with VPA's Steev White, or VPA Dept. Chair, Angelica Muro (amuro[at]csumb[dot].edu) or read more on our Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at CSUMB page.