Event Archive

2023

volleyball game

Sunday, Oct 29th | 2-5PM

University of Michigan | Crisler Center

Join Puentes at a University of Michigan Volleyball game vs. Ohio State at the iconic Crisler Center. We will provide tickets and snacks to all attendees.

Be sure to wear Blue!

You may also bring one guest at no additional cost. Please indicate if you are bringing a guest when you complete your RSVP.


 Fall welcome

Friday, Oct 6th | 6-9PM

Michigan League | Vandenburg Room

Join us for an evening of food, dancing, and live music! Network with other Latinx graduate students from other disciplines. You can RSVP using the QR code on the flyer or with this link


 PAINT NIGHT

Fri. Feb 17th | 6:30 - 8:30PM

Room 1315 | Whitney Auditorium | School of Ed

Take a break from homework and join us for a paint night led by one of our very own E-board members. Not an artist? No problem! She will lead us step-by-step to create a painting with an opportunity to add your own twist. Selected art will be announced closer to the event. The $5 fee for this event includes a canvas, brushes and all paint. Registration is required and space is limited. 

See Eventbrite for more info and registration  


Bowling Night

Fri. Jan 27th | 5:30-8PM

Revel & Roll | 1950 S. Industrial Highway

Join us for a fun night of bowling! $5 registration includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental and food. Spots are limited so register today!

Writing session

Thurs. Jan 19th | 12-3PM

Trotter Multicultural Center | Large Conference Room

Join us for our monthly writing session to get some work done in the company of community. It is also an opportunity to ask us any and all questions about Latinx Research Week. Need advice? Want some feedback? Get some one-on-one feedback at our writing session. 

2022

2022

writing session

Wed, Nov 9th | 3-6PM

Room A | Michigan League

Join Puentes for our November writing session to get some focused study time complete with snacks and drinks. Register here.

After you get some work done, stick around for some fun Latin dance lessons by the amazing instructors from A2 Movimiento Latino. No partner is needed. Space is limited! Register here.

Latin Dance Class


Wed, Nov 9th | 6:30-7:30pm

IDEA Hub | Michigan Union

Join us to learn Latin dances from instructors from A2 Movimiento Latino. Space is limited!

Writing session

Wed, Oct 26th | 3-6PM

Henderson Room | Michigan League

In October, we will be bringing back our monthly writing sessions where you can have a quiet place to do homework while enjoying some brain fuel like coffee and bagels. Detail to be announced. 

movie night

Thursday, October 20th | 6:15-8:30PM

Pretchter Lab - Room 2202 | School of Education

Join Puentes and the School of Ed for a Dia De Los Muertes Movie night. Well be watching Coco and have essential snacks like chips & salsa and horchata. Registration link will be available soon. 

Fall welcome

Friday, September 23rd | 4:30-6:00PM

Northwood Community Center, North Campus

1000 McIntyre, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Join the Puentes E-board to learn more about our organization, meet other members and share a meal with us. Stick around after for Latin Dance class by local instructors from A2 Movimiento Latino presented by Northwood Community RAs from 6-7:00PM. 

Register for our Fall Welcome here.

Puentes Spring Baile

Saturday, April 9th |8pm-11pm

Trotter Basement

428 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Puentes is excited to announce our first Spring Baile event to celebrate the achievements of all Latinx graduate students, especially our recent graduates!

RSVP link: https://sessions.studentlife.umich.edu/track/event/session/54253

Will you be graduating? (open to all recent grads) Send your picture here: https://forms.gle/Y7ucwwxMt69Ugqzi7 

Latinx research week

Puentes is excited to announce that we will be hosting the 1st annual Latinx Research Week to showcase research involving Latinx populations and highlight Latinx researchers. 

This is a great opportunity to get experience presenting your research, getting feedback and it looks excellent on a CV.  

There are also opportunities to learn more about the interesting research being conducted by UM faculty and ask them questions. They can be about their research, tips on how to get research experience, what they look for in research assistants or any other questions you can think of!

Check out the Latinx Research Week page for more information and to register to present. 

RSVP to attend here.

Paint & Pour

March 25th | 7-9PM

Paint & Pour, LL

5 S Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Channel your inner Picasso with Puentes at a Paint & Pour event. Tickets include paint, canvas and a pre-selected painting to replicate however you want!

Chipotle fundraiser

Wednesday March 16th, 5pm - 9pm 

Chipotle | 235 S State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Visit the Chipotle location listed above and show this flyer or enter code 9XER8Y4 in your online order to help us fundraise for Puentes. Fundraising helps us put on all our fun events throughout the year and helps us support UM's Latinx grad school community. 

Writing session

Michigan Union | Parker room

Tuesday, March 8th | 9AM-3PM

Need some writing or studying accountability? Join Puentes and SCOR for a quiet place to work and community.

February book club

Puentes is excited to be collaborating with the Central Student Government and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) to host a Book Club in February. 


February 22nd at 7pm via Zoom


The selected book is Corazón by Yesika Salgado. 

Writing Session


Michigan Union | Crofoot Room 1st Floor

Thursday, February 17th | 10AM-1PM

Need some writing or studying accountability? Join Puentes for a quite place to work and community. Open to everyone! No registration required.


Puentes Bowling night


Join us for some bowling and fun at Revel & Roll and get to know our puentes eboard. The $5 registration fee includes 2 hours of bowling, shoe rental, and food.

Friday, February 11th from 6-8pm

1950 S Industrial Hwy, Ann Arbor, MI 48104



Bachata Dance Social

Dance Revolution Ann Arbor

220 S. Main St. | Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Friday, January 21st | 6PM - 7:30PM

Ever wanted to learn bachata or need somewhere to let off some steam? Join us at our bachata social to learn the basics, meet some new people and have fun! No partner needed. 

Writing session

Michigan Union | Parker Room 2nd Floor

Thursday, January 13th | 1PM - 3PM 

Need some writing or studying accountability? Join Puentes for a quite place to work and community. Open to everyone! No registration required.


2021

PUENTES COOKIE DECORATING

Friday, December 3rd, 4 - 6pm

Michigan League, Koessler Room, 3rd Floor

911 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Get into the holiday spirit with some cookie decorating, coffee and hot chocolate.


Writing session 

Monday, November 15th

10 am-1:30 pm

School of Education Brownlee Room 2327|610 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Need some writing/studying accountability? Join us for some coffee, bagels, and community in the Brownlee Room 2327 in the School of Education.


Halloween movie Social

Friday, October 29th at 6pm

Michigan League- Henderson Room (third floor)|911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Join Puentes for a ~spooky~ October social event to start off Halloweekend! We will be watching either Halloweentown or A Quiet Place - there will be a poll on the Puentes Instagram (@umpuentes) to decide which one.

Writing session

Tuesday, October 12th

9am-1pm

School of Education Tribute Room 1322|610 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Need some writing/studying accountability? Join us for some coffee, bagels, and community in the Tribute Room 1322 in the School of Education 1st floor.

Salsa social

September 26, 2021

3pm-4:30pm

Dance Revolution, Ann Arbor | 220 S. Main St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104 

Puentes welcomes you to an evening of dancing! Join us for a beginners salsa class led by a professional dance instructor, Laura Geldys from Dance Revolution Ann Arbor.
This event is generously sponsored by Central Student Government.

Latinx graduate student welcome

September 19, 2021

11am-4pm

Michigan Union Rogel Ballroom | 530 South State St. Ann Arbor

Puentes hosted a welcome to the University of Michigan to all new Latinx graduate students. Students had the opportunity network with other Latinx students across disciplines, learn about campus resources, and build community. 


SElf care day

March 23, 2021

2:00 - 3:30pm EST

Zoom

How are we supposed to do so much with everything going on though? Come share space with us as we discuss what's been on our minds and how we can take care of ourselves during these challenging times. 

Puentes game night

March 13, 2021

7:00 - 9:00 pm EST

Zoom

Puentes game night! Join Puentes for a night of virtual gaming. We will play CodeNames, AmongUs, and more! 

Winter Welcome back

February 9, 2021

Zoom

6:00pm - 7:30pm EST

Kick the winter semester off together with us at our winter welcome back. Come chat with us, catch up with fellow Latinx grad students, and learn about the events we have planned for the semester.

2020

writing sessions

Fall 2020

Zoom

Puentes is hosting writing sessions, join Latinx graduate students and work on your current writing project or class work!


Latinx graduate student welcome

October 7, 2020

6-8pm EST

Zoom

A virtual welcome event for incoming Latinx graduate students to get to know other students at the University of Michigan

2019

Fall welcome

September 8, 2019

9:30am - 5:30pm

Our welcome program is an orientation for incoming Latinx graduate students and will be held September 8th from 9:30 am- 5:30 pm on campus. Food will be provided. The program will cover topics such as campus and community resources, how to manage stress, and how to navigate the University of Michigan-all through a Latinx student perspective. Students will also have the opportunity to network with other graduate students across departments and meet staff and other community members!

Writing session

Tuesday, December 7th

10 am-1pm

School of Education Brownlee Room 2327|610 E University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Need some writing/studying accountability? Join us for some coffee, bagels, and community in the Brownlee Room 2327 in the School of Education.