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Academic Calendar

Academic Calendar 2024
Description Day(s) Date(s)
Holiday - Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday January 15
First Day of Spring Semester Tuesday January 16
First Day of Spring Instruction Thursday January 18
Holiday - President's Day Monday February 19
Spring Break Monday - Friday March 25 - 29
Holiday - Cesar Chavez Day Monday April 1
Last Day of Spring Instruction Wednesday May 8
Consultation Days Thursday - Friday May 9 - 10
Final Examination Days Monday - Thursday May 13 - 16
Commencement/Celebration Ceremonies Friday - Saturday May 17 - 18
Last Day of Spring Semester Saturday May 18
First Day of Fall Semester Monday August 19
First Day of Fall Instruction Wednesday August 21
Holiday - Labor Day Monday September 2
Holiday - Veteran's Day Monday November 11
Thanksgiving Break Monday - Friday November 25 - 29
Last Day of Fall Instruction Wednesday December 11
Consultation Days Thursday - Friday December  12 -13
Final Examination Days Monday - Thursday December 16 - 19
Last Day of Fall Semester Monday December 23

To view future tentative calendar drafts, visit the Next Academic Year page.

Past Events

2023 International Colloquium on Social Well-being and Behavioral Health In Mexico and the United States: Agendas, Public Policies, and Interventions


Colloquium / Coloquio

The Colloquium will be held in person at Fresno State's Resnick Student Union and virtually simultaneously October 5 to 7, 2023. Participants will have the opportunity to be considered for publication of their presentations in a special issue of the Journal of Latin/Latino American Studies after the colloquium.

El Coloquio se llevará a cabo de manera presencial y virtual simultáneamente del 5 al 7 de octubre de 2023. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de ser considerados para publicar sus presentaciones en una edición especial del Journal of Latin/Latino American Studies después del coloquio.


Student Opportunities

Opportunities to be involved: Committees throughout the conference.

Workshop presentations Friday, October 6, 2023, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM and Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.

Poster presentations- Friday, October 6th from 5 to 6 PM and Saturday, October 7,  from 9:30 to 10:30 AM.

Plan to attend and Get Involved! October 5, 6, 7!

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Register for the colloquium online through eventrbrite. The entire event is free to attend. The event will consist of Keynote presentations, exhibitions, panels, networking, and workshops.

Details for the daily events are on the registration page. Each day requires registration with optional add-ons for certain events. 

Regístrese para el coloquio en línea a través de eventrbite. La asistencia a todo el evento es gratuita. El evento constará de presentaciones magistrales, exposiciones, paneles, y talleres.

Los detalles de los eventos diarios se encuentran en la página de registro. Cada día requiere registro con complementos opcionales para ciertos eventos.

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Keynote Speakers

iamge of Dr. Verónica Montes de Oca

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Image of DR. Rogelio Saenz

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Dr. Verónica Montes de Oca

"El impacto de la COVID-19 sobre las redes de apoyo social y el cuidado en las Américas: desafíos para EEUU y México en materia de derechos humanos"
"The impact of COVID-19 on social support networks and care in the Americas: human rights challenges for the US and México"

Dr. Verónica Montes de Oca is a leading expert on aging in Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. A professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and Member of the National System of Researchers Level III of the National Council of Humanities, Sciences and Technologies (CONAHCYT). Dr. Montes de Oca's research focuses on demographic aging, gerontological studies, human rights in older people, social support networks, homes and families, impact of migration on the phenomenon of aging in Mexico and the United States with a transnational perspective.


Judge Brett Lee Shelton (Oceti Sakowin Oyate)

"Indigenous practices to promote resiliency, wellbeing, and stability in child welfare and other settings."
"Prácticas indígenas para promover la resiliencia, el bienestar y la estabilidad en el bienestar infantil y otros entornos"

For more than 25 years, Brett Lee Shelton  has been a fierce advocate in the field of Indian Law. Brett’s specialized knowledge and experience has allowed him to serve Indian Country in various ways. Recently, his work at NARF focuses on the Indigenous Peacemaking Initiative, Sacred Places Protection, and Boarding School Healing. He has written extensively on issues including peacemaking, boarding school healing, and Indian health policy. In recent years, he has served as a judge in several tribal courts of appeals. 



Dr. Rogelio Sáenz 

"A Reflection on the Impact of COVID-19 on the Latina/o and Mexican Populations: A View from the US and Mexico" 
"Una reflexión sobre el impacto del COVID-19 en las poblaciones latina/o y mexicana: una mirada desde Estados Unidos y México"

Dr. Rogelio Sáenz is a sociologist, demographer, and professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  He has written extensively in the areas of demography, Latina/os, race, inequality, immigration, COVID-19, health disparities, aging, public policy, and social justice. Sáenz is co-author of Latinos in the United States: Diversity and Change and co-editor of the International Handbook of the Demography of Race and Ethnicity. Sáenz recently received the 2020 Saber es Poder Academic Excellence Award from the University of Arizona’s Department of Mexican American Studies, the 2021 Cox-Johnson-Frazier Award from the American Sociological Association (ASA), and the 2022 Julian Samora Distinguished Career Award from the ASA Section on Latina/o Sociology. 

Adrian Delgado, LCSW, CEAP, CADC 

"La Familia Perspective: Integration of NASW Code of Ethics and Cultural Competency Standards"
"Perspectiva de La Familia: Integración del Código de Ética y Estándares de Competencia Cultural de la Asociación Nacional de Trabajo Social de EEUU"

Social work educator and mentor to social work students and professionals. Provides consultation and guidance regarding recruitment and retention of Latinos in higher education. Collaborates with institutions and professionals in developing new continue education programs.
His professional experience has focused on: Counseling, Short Term Therapy, Crisis intervention, trainer, and educator, Supervision of clinical consultants, critical incident stress management, crisis intervention at Ground Zero (9/11) in collaboration with the International Association of Fire Fighters Association, Case manager for women and men from Federal and State Prisons, Preparation of state and federal prisoners for independent living, and Monitoring daily activities and approved weekend releases to the Community


The objective of this colloquium is to present advances in knowledge and skills in the areas of research, clinical practice, public policies, community intervention, social work training, advocacy and human rights enforceability.

El objetivo de este coloquio es exponer avances en conocimientos y habilidades en las áreas de investigación, práctica clínica, políticas públicas, intervención comunitaria, formación en trabajo social, abogacía y exigibilidad de Derechos Humanos.

  • Candy Madrigal (California State University, Fresno)
  • Marcus Crawford (California State University, Fresno)
  • Sandra E. Mancinas Espinoza (UANL, México)
  • Randy Nedegaard (California State University, Fresno)
  • Juan Enrique Huerta Wong (Government of Mexico)
  • Jorge Enrique Bracamontes (UJED, México)
  • Ana María Acosta Pech (UJED, México)
  • María Luisa Martínez (UANL, México)
  • Waleska Rivera Oquendo (University of Puerto Rico at Humacao)

For students requesting more information contact: Dr. Marcus Crawford
For professionals/ academics requesting more information contact: Dr. Candy Madrigal

Si es estudiante y requiere más información, póngase en contacto con: Dra. Sandra Elizabet Mancinas Espinoza
Si es profesional/académico y requiere más información, póngase en contacto con: Dr. Juan Enrique Huerta