CLS students with flags from Latin American countries during the March Up Bascom

Welcome to the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As classes continue, we will continue to make the health and safety of the entire CLS familia our top priority.  Our staff will be in their offices regularly this Fall and can also meet with students remotely.  Contact advisor Rachelle Eilers via email or Starfish to make an appointment. CLS Library materials are available to UW-Madison and community patrons, and the CLS Library and Academic Resource Center will be open to the public 8:30am to 4:30pm this Fall. Contact Administrator Peter Haney for reference questions. We plan to hold CLS Community Gatherings at the end of September. Watch for news about other events and co-curricular programming as the year progresses.  For updates on building access and safety measures, check the University’s COVID-19 response page.  ¡Cuídense mucho!  We hope to see you soon.

Current Courses

Curious about CLS? Our committed and engaging faculty offer interdisciplinary undergraduate courses at all levels.  Check out our listings to find out more.

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The 2020-2021 academic year was tough for everyone, but we held it together.  The latest issue of Regeneración highlights our CLS familia’s achievements.Spring '21 Newsletter

Student COVID-19 Resources

Need money? Internet access? Information? Health assistance?  Academic support? Here are  various forms of help available to UW-Madison undergraduates.  Want to help UW students? The UW Foundation has a new emergency support fund.  CLS will update this list regularly, so keep checking.

CLS News

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    CLS Student Viridiana Carreno to address Scholarship Reception

    CLS Certificate student Viridiana Carreno will be among three outstanding undergraduates who will address the College of Letters and Science’s Scholarship Reception this Friday, October 15th in Union South.   This annual event celebrates recent scholarship …

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    Armando Ibarra Honored by “La Movida” Radio

    CLS faculty member and former director Armando Ibarra has won the “Hispanic Achievement of the Year” award from  “La Movida” Radio, Madison’s Spanish-language radio station. The station will present Dr. Ibarra will be presented with …

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    Latinx Heritage Month Begins

    The University’s annual Latinx Heritage Month begins this week with the “March Up Bascom,” organized by the Latinx Cultural Center, ChiLaCSA, and the CLS Program.  Students will meet at the bottom of Bascom Hill at …

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Thu 28

CLS Community Gathering: Liliana Loera

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nov 04

CLS Community Gathering: Laura Heibing

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nov 11
Nov 18

CLS Community Gathering: Arturo “Tito” Diaz

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dec 02

CLS Community Gathering: CLS Fall Graduation

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm