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

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020 and until further notice, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese front office will be closed and department staff will be working remotely following campus directives around COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.

We are committed to continuing to provide 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:

If you need to speak with someone by phone, please email a staff member to arrange a phone meeting.

If you have questions about COVID-19 in relation to the University of Colorado Boulder, please refer to the University of Colorado Boulder’s official COVID-19 website:


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!