Notification of Department of Spanish and Portuguese Office Closure and Remote Work

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is operating remotely following campus directives around COVID-19.

We remain committed to providing excellent service to our students and community.

While working remotely, our department hours will remain the same: 8:00AM – 5:00PM, closed for lunch 12:00PM – 1:00PM.

Please reach out to our staff members and department leadership by email:

Please email us if you'd like to arrange a phone or Zoom meeting.

All in-person events scheduled to take place at CU Boulder through July 31, 2020 are canceled. More information is available on the university’s coronavirus webpage.

  • If you need to report a security concern or crime in or around the McKenna Building or on campus, please call the CU Police Department at 303-492-6666. In an emergency, call 911. Please notify Nina Molinaro, Chair of the Department of Spanish & Portuguese
  • If you need to report a harmful behavior, please find guidance and instructions on how to report on the Office of Institutional Equity's website here

    What to Report | Don't Ignore It | University of Colorado Boulder

    There are skilled people who deal with a range of harmful behaviors that impact members of the CU community. If you are a responsible employee looking to better understand your obligation to report, read more about what mandatory reporting means and when it applies.


Welcome to the web page of the department of Spanish and Portuguese! We are a vibrant, multicultural, diverse community of scholars and students deeply engaged in the study of the languages, cultures, societies, literatures and arts of Latin America, the Iberian Peninsula and the growing US Latino population. Today, almost 500 million people speak Spanish worldwide, and over 230 million speak Portuguese. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and it has a long tradition in the USA, which along with Mexico, Spain, Colombia, and Argentina is one of the top five Spanish-speaking countries in the world.  

Our degree offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels are varied and exciting. Spanish majors can choose from three different tracks. We also offer Minors in Spanish and Portuguese. At the graduate level, the PhDs in Literature and the MAs in Literature and Hispanic Linguistics make our Graduate Program one of the best in the nation. 

Check out all the amazing things our faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students have done this semester!