WVC celebrates Día de los Muertos Nov. 2

Media Contact:
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)
Marichuy Alvízar, diversity and inclusion coordinator, 509-682-6865

There will be a Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration in Van Tassell Center at Wenatchee Valley College on Friday, Nov. 2. The two-part celebration is free and open to the public.                         

The first part of the celebration is from 12-2 p.m. in Van Tassell Lounge, featuring face painting, skull decorating, traditional altars and free antojitos. There will also be a presentation on the history of Día de los Muertos as a traditional Mexican and Central and South American holiday by the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Recruiter Alfredo Ortiz and WVC Spanish instructor Mario Reyes.

The second part of the celebration is from 6-9 p.m. in the Jack and Edna Maguire Student Recreation Center, featuring more history, skull decorating, face painting and traditional altars, along with folkloric and Aztec dancing and traditional music.  

This event is presented by Campus Life, Equity & Inclusion, CAMP, Chicano Studies, the Spanish Department, the Associated Students of Wenatchee Valley College, and student clubs WVC KAIZEN, WVC Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA) and WVC Queer Straight Alliance (QSA).

Daily parking passes on the Wenatchee campus cost $2. Parking permit machines are available in the Wells Hall/Music and Art Center, Smith Gym, Brown Library and Sexton Hall lots. Students must have valid WVC parking permits.


Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, wvc.edu.