Poetry: Carmen Giménez Smith, Richard Greenfield, Connie Voisine
Fiction: Lee K. Abbott (Distinguished Visiting Writer), Rus Bradburd, Lily Hoang, Evan Lavender-Smith
The program offers three competitive fellowships per genre per year, which cover tuition and cost of living. The College of Arts and Sciences offers both competitive tuition remission awards and diversity fellowships. MFA students are often recipients of both awards. The department offers travel grants to cover a portion of conference costs.
Puerto del Sol 
The program hosts a biweekly reading series, which brings writers to campus for readings and workshops. Students can work for the program's national literary magazine Puerto del Sol, the reading series La Sociedad para los Artes, or intern with several independent presses: Apostrophe Books, Jaded Ibis Press, and Noemi Press.