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Biola Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Cost and Admission

This event is free to attend.

As part of our efforts to live out our shared biblical value of unity amidst diversity and to highlight and show appreciation for our brothers and sisters from diverse backgrounds, we will host Cultural Heritage Month celebrations throughout the year.

September 15 - October 15, 2023 marks an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and reflect on the contributions, beauty and strength of members in the Hispanic community. Join us in celebrating this month by attending a variety of events and exploring the learning resources being released all month long!

Chapel service with Dr. Octavio Esqueda

September 25, 9:30 a.m., Calvary Chapel

Join us as we hear from Biola’s own Dr. Octavio Esqueda as he shares from the Gospel of John and continues our conversation of our chapel theme, “Greater”.

Fiesta Latina

September 28, 7 p.m., Metzger Lawn

In collaboration with the student Unidos club, Fiesta Latina is an annual community event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. It includes food, music, dance and art that tell the story of the unique countries and cultures represented within the Hispanic community.

Chapel service with Dr. Justo L. González

September 27, 9:30 a.m., Calvary Chapel

Join us as we hear from Cuban-American historical theologian Dr. Justo L. González as he shares from the Gospel of John and continues our conversation of our chapel theme, “Greater”.

Hispanic Conference Plenary Session at Biola University

September 30, 2:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Chase Gymnasium

Biola students have been invited to attend one of the Plenary sessions of the Hispanic Conference for free! Hear from Pastor Andrés Spyker and enjoy an extended time of worship led by Bethel Music and Voz Church. Interested in attending the entire conference? Learn more at this link and register at the special student ticket price of $20. 

Hispanic Conference - Student Scholarships Available

September 30, Biola University

Interested in attending the Hispanic Conference and need financial assistance? Please contact Lavonue Scannell at to reserve a ticket. Ticket quantities are limited!

All Month

Biblia del Oso in the Library

Learn more about the Hispanic experience in the United States by browsing relevant library databases and searching the Library's multi-disciplinary collection (

Visit the Library to view an exhibit about the First Bible in Spanish, printed in 1569 (before the KJV in 1611). Located on the main floor, on the right side of the lobby by the elevator.

Watch for stories about students, faculty and staff on Biola’s Instagram!


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