The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is operating remotely following campus directives around COVID-19. Use the following links for the most current information from the department or latest updates on campus efforts regarding COVID-19.

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.  

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is seeking qualified tutors for its Spring 2021 Spanish Modified Language Courses (MFLP). Undergraduate and graduate students may apply. Find more information here.

To our Fall 2020 Department of Spanish & Portuguese graduates we say ¡FELICITACIONES!

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

In crisis? Need help? Contact our Counseling and Psychiatric Services.

Need Tutors and translators? See our list of resources.


The Department of Spanish & Portuguese will be closed on Monday January 18, 2021, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will re-open on Tuesday January 19.


The Front Office has drop-in Zoom office hours

Mondays from 9:00 – 9:45 AM MST and Thursdays from 2:15PM – 2:45PM MST.

Note: If you are waiting up to 10 minutes in the waiting room during this time, we may be speaking privately with another attendee. If you wait more than 10 minutes or have trouble connecting, please call 303-492-7308.