A flyer for the Day of the Dead Event

Day of the Dead: Walk With Ancestors

Join CISA student ambassadors on a one-mile walk around ASU’s Polytechnic Campus to celebrate the Day of the Dead. This event takes place Monday, Oct. 24, from 4-6pm and begins at the Cooley Ballroom. It’s free and open to the public, and participants are encouraged to bring a photo of a loved one. They can later place the photo on the altar. After the walk, there will be food, performances, and family-friendly activities.

This year, the Day of the Dead—or Día de los Muertos—falls on Monday, Nov. 1st, and Tuesday, Nov. 2nd, although some celebrations begin Oct. 31st and extend further. Día de los Muertos is a holiday where people honor their departed family, friends, and ancestors. It includes traditions like dressing up, parades, and placing food, drink, candles, and photos of the deceased on gravesites or ofrendas.

To learn more and register, go here.

Day of the dead altar

Support an ASU Scholarship!

Day of the dead altar

Join us next week to raise funds for the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts’ Interdisciplinary Humanities and Communication (IHC) scholarship. This scholarship helps underrepresented students pay for tuition, housing, books, and other expenses as students of ASU. Kick-off for the IHC fundraising campaign begins Monday at Day of the Dead Walk with Ancestors!

When: Monday, November 1st, 4:00-6:00pm

Where: ASU Polytechnic campus, Student Union, Cooley Ballroom

Price: Free – make sure you register for the event

Day of the Dead Walk with Ancestors begins with a one-mile walk/run through the Polytechnic campus, during which time participants can get their event passport stamped in natural environment spaces on campus. Redeem your passport at the end for a treat! Additionally, honor the life of a loved one by bringing a photo of them and and placing it on the Day of the Dead altar in the Student Union.

The fun continues after the walk in the Student Union with:

  • Food
  • Aguas frescas
  • Mariachi music
  • Skull painting
  • Discussions with students in a Chicana/o Literature course
  • A migration exhibit

Visit the IHC campaign webpage to learn more and donate directly – any amount is appreciated and will support underrepresented students pursue the humanities.