Football, food and folklórico all part of UArizona Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

graphic for hispanic heritage night football game featuring helmets for the university of arizona and university of texas at el paso football teams

The halftime show at the Hispanic Heritage Night football game will feature a mariachi and folklórico performance.

Cultural performances, profiles on social media and branded merchandise will all be a part of the University of Arizona's celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15.

shape of a wildcat head made up of hispanic cultural icons

The university's Hispanic Heritage Month cultural logo is available on branded merchandise at the Arizona BookStores.

The university will again honor the Hispanic community using a cultural logo, which will be featured on branded merchandise available at the BookStores and the university's Amazon site. Hispanic Heritage Month merchandise will also be available on the Fanatics online store for the first time. A portion of the sales from these sites will help benefit students through the Adalberto and Ana Guerrero Student Center.

The annual Hispanic Heritage Night football game is Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. against the University of Texas at El Paso. The University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni Tailgate begins at 5 p.m. on the southwest corner of North Cherry Avenue and East University Boulevard. The event will feature pre-game music by Tecnobanda La Picosa. Tickets to the tailgate and the game can be purchased on the Hispanic Heritage Night ticket page. Tickets to the tailgate include food, beverages and a seating area. Tickets are not required to watch the live music and entertainment.

Arizona Athletics will display facts about the university's Hispanic-Serving Institution designation on the video board at Arizona Stadium before the game, and halftime will feature a mariachi and folklórico performance. Athletics will also be featuring content through its Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts, including interviews with Hispanic student-athletes and staff members.

Hispanic Heritage Night is also being supported by the Latinx Faculty and Staff Association, which is encouraging Hispanic faculty and staff members to join. The association was featured in Lo Que Pasa in April as part of a series on affinity groups at the university.

The university focuses throughout the year on providing Hispanic students and employees with opportunities and resources to enhance their campus experience and supports projects and initiatives to spotlight the culture and contributions of the Hispanic community. See some related stories from the last year below.