Heritage Months

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MESA celebrates and supports students and student organizations through heritage and history months, including Arab Heritage Month, Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Black History Month, Latine Heritage Month, and Native American Heritage Month.

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Fall semester

Latine Heritage Month

MESA/U-M: Mid-September - mid-October
Nationally: September 15 – October 15 (National Hispanic American Heritage Month)

Latine Heritage Month is the University of Michigan's month-long celebration of Latine/a/o/x people, cultures, and contributions, taking place mid September through mid October. 

Native American Heritage Month

MESA/U-M: November 1-30
Nationally: November 1-30 (National American Indian Heritage Month)
Each year, we honor the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors had lived in North America for hundreds of years. Join us for a wide range of events that celebrate Native American culture with the University of Michigan campus community.


Winter semester

Black History Month

MESA/U-M: February - early March
Nationally: February

Black History Month is an annual observance dedicated to honoring and commemorating the achievements, contributions, and rich cultural heritage of Black individuals and communities throughout history. 

Arab Heritage Month

MESA/U-M: Early March - mid-April 
Nationally: April 1-30 (Arab American Heritage Month)

Arab Heritage Month celebrates the Arab American history, culture, and traditions, and pays tribute to the contributions of Arab Americans and Arabic-speaking Americans. While National Arab American Heritage Month is marked in April, we recognize the month from mid-March to mid-April at U-M. 

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

MESA/U-M: Mid-March - late April 
Nationally: May 1-31 (Asian Pacific American Heritage Month)

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AA&PI Heritage Month) is a university-wide celebration of the Asian American & Pacific Islanders through a diverse range of events that honor AA&PI histories, heritages, communities, and identities. 

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