Heritage Events

The Multicultural Resource Center hosts awareness weeks and months in honor of cultural history and traditions across all identity groups. Programs during these times are educational and celebratory opportunities for all members of the community to come together in shared understandings, in support of UAlbany’s truly diverse campus.

Mindfulness | 

Join the MRC for a guided meditation session following a loose-leaf tea.  

Tasty Tuesday | Tuesday 2PM-3PM 

The MRC hosts a weekly conversation every Tuesday at 2PM. Topics vary each week. Grab a snack and chat with the MRC staff. Past topics have included: Student power and community organizing, accessibility on campus and how we support students, faculty, and staff with disabilities, overcoming generational traumas, stressors, and anxieties. 

QTPOC Biweekly Dinner

UAlbany Queer and Trans People of Color Affinity Group seeks to support students who identify as queer/trans/genderqueer people of color. The QTPOC dinner is a collaboration between the Pride Alliance, GSRC and WRC and seeks to provide a safe space for queer people of color to build community, to celebrate all facets of our identities, and to engage in meaningful discussion.

Family Movie Nights | 

We know student life can often be a bit hectic, and with more to do then can be accomplished in a day, quality family time doesn’t have to suffer. Form your family with the MRC by joining us for a movie and discussion. Movies will be selected by monthly theme or current events. 

Heritage Month | 

In the United States, Heritage Months are periods within the year that are designated to celebrate and acknowledge various ethnic and marginalized groups. These are times not only to celebrate, but also to educate others on various groups' histories and contributions to American History.

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) (April)  

Women's History Month (March) 

Black Emphasis Month (February) 

Latino Heritage Month (September) 

Native American Heritage Month (November)


Cultural Carnival | Spring Semester

An interactive celebration that has taken place at UAlbany for more than 20 years, the Cultural Carnival is designed to promote a greater understanding of, and appreciation for, different cultures through food, music, games, dance and many other forms of entertainment.

The free carnival is organized by a wide variety of student organizations, drawing from international, cultural, gender and sexuality, and faith-based student groups.